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The difference between 뭐, 무슨, 어떤, 어느

안녕하세요! Not a long time since I didn't write here but I have got an other idea! Maybe a lot of people are like me and have an hard time to know which one choose between all these prepositions so I will tell you how to chose!


First, we have . It means What (and can be use like it) and it's a pronoun so you can't use it with a noun. For instance:

이거 뭐예요? : What is this ?

저거 뭐예요? : What is that ?

스마트폰이 뭐예요?: What is a smart phone?


영화 뭐 봐요?: What are you watching? WARNING You need to switch the order because you're talking about the movie that the person is watching.


Second, there is 무슨. It means What+noun, What kind of+ noun. It's more like an adjective and it precise a noun. For example:

무슨 맛 좋아해요?: Which flavor do you like?

무슨 소리예요?: What sound is that? (when you heard a strange sound or when you don't understand what a person is saying)

무슨 책이에요?: What kind of book is it? (what is the title of the book or they want you to describe the book)


무슨 영화 봐요?: What kind of movie do you watch? What movie do you watch? (someone is watching a movie and you just passing by)


Third, we have 어떤. It also means What kind of... ?, What is ... like?. For instance:

어떤 책 좋아하세요?: What kind of book do you like? (more precise) (what style of book do you like? Love romance,...)

어떤 음악 좋아하세요?: What kind of music do you like ?

그 사람 어떤 사람이에요?: What is he/she like?


Finally, there is 어느. It means Which (of these).

어느 쪽이에요?: Which way is it?

어느 책 골랐어요?: Which book did you choose? (you may have different options, a book selection)

어느 색 더 나아요?: Which colour is the best ? (when you know the different colours you can choose)


어느 영화 붜요?: Which movie are you watching? (this one or this one?)


Different meaning:

-이거 무슨 책이에요? VS 이거 어떤 책이에요?

It can be translated to the same English sentence: What kind of book is it ? The second one is more what does you make it feel, What kind of style is this? Here you say a little more about the book.

The first one can answer by It's a science book.


-어떤 책이 좋아요? VS 어느 책이 좋아요?

The first one is more about describing the book itself and the second one is Which book do you like better/is good ?



It's the end of this blog . Hope you have enjoy it and that it will help you!


BYE EVERYBODY


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