Korean Grammar Noun 쯤 – Almost, around 

 April 20, 2022

By  Smriti

Today we'll be looking at the usage of "Noun 쯤" Korean grammar point with some examples.

Usage :

This suffix is used to mean approximately. ~쯤 can be added after noun like numbers and time to indicate approximation. For example : Around 10 PM, about this time etc.

It is equivalent to saying about, almost, some, around, more or less etc. in English.

Conjugation rules :

You simply have to add ~쯤 after the Noun irrespective of whether the word ends with vowel or consonant.

Let's see some example sentences to understand this grammar properly. 

1) Around that (much)

그쯤


2) Around tomorrow

내일쯤


3) Around this (much)

이쯤


4) About the middle

중간쯤


5) Around 2nd December

12월 2일쯤


6) By this time

지금쯤


7) Around the end of May

5월말 쯤


8) I will see you around 2 O'clock

두 시쯤 만나자.


9) I met her around this time last year.

작년에 이때쯤 그녀를 만났어요.


10) I finished my school assignment in about 10 minutes.

학교 과제를 10분 쯤 만에 끝냈다.

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Learning Korean can be tricky. If you’ve ever attempted to speak Korean but were unable to, then hopefully you’ll find this post helpful.

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