누구 : who

‘누구’ means ‘who’ in English.

We normally attach ‘예요?’ after ‘누구’.

 

Ex) Qns: 이분이 누구예요? (Who is this person?)

{The first ‘이’ means ‘this’}

{‘분’ means ‘person’. We normally use ‘사람’ or ‘분’ for ‘person’. ‘사람’ is the informal form whereas ‘분’ is the polite/formal form. In the above question, as we do not know the person at all, thus, we will use the polite form when asking the question, so as to show respect to the person.}

{The second ‘이’ behind the ‘분’ does not stand for ‘this’. The second ‘이’ is the subject particle as ‘분’ is the subject in this question.}

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I have been learning Korean language for more than 8 years in either Singapore or Korea. Writing this blog helps me to refresh my knowledge. I am still revising Korean language every now and then but not actively. This blog consisted of the gist of the several Korean textbooks that I am using and you may find some examples "de-ja-vu".
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