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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

0145 - 問[문] - 묻다 - ask (about), inquire after

The Story [이야기] :

  • This is a pictophonetic character.  "Mouth" 口 suggests the meaning, while 門[문] suggests the sound.  One day, a beautiful mouth 口 visited the Queen's Castle and it was halted at the door 門 by the guards.  "What is your purpose here?", she was asked.  The mouth replied, "As you can see, I'm a mouth 口 and I'm here to ask some questions.  In particular, I want to inquire and ask what kind of lipstick the Queen is using." 

Stroke Order [획순] :

New Vocabulary [새로운 단어] :

학문 [] - learning; study; scholarship; knowledge; schooling; studies; scholastic pursuit; a science
문답 [] - questions and answers; a conversation; a dialogue
불문 [] - taking no notice; giving no heed
불문하다 [하다] - take no notice of; ignore; disregard
문안 [] - an inquiry after the health of (a person); sending kind regards
문안하다 [하다] - inquire after (a person); send kind regards; pay a visit of courtesy
자문 [] - question [ask] oneself
자문하다 [하다] - question [ask] oneself

 

Example Sentences [예문] :

 수안을 지지하는 사람들은 그 이유가 나라를 위한 것인지 신들을 위한 것인지 스스로에게 해 보아야 한다.
Those who support the revision plan of Sejong City should ask themselves whether the reasons are for the nation or for themselves.

어제 드리러 옛 님을 방하고 돌아왔어요.
Yesterday I visited my old teacher to pay my respects to him and returned home.

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