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이 표현은 명사 뒤에 붙어서 명사를 형용사로 만든다. 국가 이름 뒤에 붙어서 쓰이는 경우를 많이 보았을 것이다 (eg. Turkish). 또한, 명사 뒤에서 ‘그러한 성질이 있는’ 또는 ‘그런 경향이 있는’ 이란 의미를 더해주는데, 그 예로는 boyish, childish, foolish 등이 있다.

그 외에, 또 한가지 일상대화에서 잘 쓰이는 경우가 있다. 특히 수와 함께 쓰여서, ‘대략‘이란 의미로 쓰인다. 이 표현은 격식을 차리는 자리에서는 사용하지 않는 것이 좋다. 그러나 편한 사이에서 대화할 때에는 잘 쓰이니 알아두면 좋을 것이다.

ex)

I will call you sevenish. (7시 쯤에 전화할게.)

She will finish it soonish. (그녀는 조만간 일을 마칠거야.)

Yoona Kang
M.A. in English syntax. Loves travel, exercise, animals, music and dance. Happy Busanite, foodie, excellent suitcase packer.

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