The Korean Writing SystemSyllablesNounsPredicatesFormal and Informal SpeechPre-Final and Final EndingsSpeech LevelAdding ㅓ or ㅏ to a predicate stemWords with 받침Adding 으 to predicates stemsThe Deferential Speech LevelThe Intimate Speech LevelThe Polite Speech LevelThe Plain Speech LevelThe Honorific Ending 시Irregular PredicatesParticlesThe Subject Particle 가 and 이The object particle 를 and 을The Topic Particle 는 and 은Forming a Sentence이다 and 아니다있다 and 없다NegationPast TensePredicates as ModifiersDeterminersBound NounsExpressing desire with 고 싶다NumbersCountersQuestionsThe Particle 에The Plural Particle 들The Possessive Particle 의The Particle 에서The Particle 도The Particle 부터The Particle 까지The Particle 만

Bound Nouns

A bound noun always appears before a modifier or a determiner. Below we give examples of the some commonly used bound nouns. 
The bound noun is modified by . 먹을 is the verb  combined with the prospective ending
The children asked their mother for something to eat.
The bound noun 수 is modified by 알. 알 is the verb  combined with the prospective ending
A man is known by the company he keeps.
The bound noun 번 is modified by the determiner
We decided to buy the second item on the shelf.
The bound noun is modified by the determiner
Lend me just 1000 won.