Organizing and Sorting in Korean: Using '별' and '별로'
Introduction to ‘별’ and ‘별로’ in Korean
In the Korean language, N + 별 and N + 별로 play crucial roles in depicting how various items, people, or concepts are organized, ranked, or sorted. These grammatical points are particularly useful in daily conversations, especially when explaining or inquiring about specific arrangements or classifications.
Grammar Rule: Attach 별 or 별로 to a noun to express the idea of “according to” or “by” in terms of organizing or categorizing.
Examples of Using ‘별’ and ‘별로’
When I was a teenager, I organised my CDs by genre.
Students are seated in the classroom by their names.
Please sort the recyclable waste by type.
When looked at by nationality, only 45% of Bahrain's total population is made up of Bahrainis.
The books in the library are arranged by subject.
Being able to articulate how things are arranged or categorized is essential in many daily scenarios. By understanding the use of 별 and 별로 in Korean, you can navigate conversations more fluidly and inquire or explain various classifications effectively.