밑, 아래 – Korean Words vs Words #27

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We will learn 밑 and 아래 today. Both of them have the similar meaning, under something. In most cases, they are interchangeable.

밑, 아래 – Physical location

If you want to say something is physically under something, you can use the word 밑 and 아래. Both of them are interchangeable.

다리 밑에서 모이기로 하자.
Let's meet under the bridge.

의자 아래에서 동전을 하나 주었다.
I picked up a coin under the chair.

밑, 아래 – Under the Influence

When you are under the influence of something or someone like learning something from a teacher, or doing something under the good environment, you can use the both words, 밑 and 아래.

좋은 환경 밑에서 공부할 수 있다는 것이 얼마나 큰 축복인지 이제야 깨달았다.
Now I realized that it is a great blessing to study under the good environment.

산에 들어가 뛰어난 스승 아래에서 갈고 닦았다는 실력이 겨우 그 정도냐?
Is this the level of ability you learned from the great master?

아래 Only – Check below

If you want to write "you can see more information below," you should only use 아래 for below in this sentence. As you can guess, this style of writing is usually used in documents or web pages.

합격자 명단은 아래와 같습니다.
The list of people passed the test is like below.

자세한 내용은 아래에 첨부된 문서를 참조하시기 바랍니다.
If you want to learn more, then read the document attached below.