가깝다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as 갓갑다 (Yale: kaskapta).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ka̠k͈a̠p̚t͈a̠/
  • Phonetic hangul: 가깝따

Adjective[edit]

가깝다 (gakkapda) (infinitive 가까워, sequential 가까우니)

  1. To be close, near (in distance, time)
    새로 이사한 집에선 학교가 가깝다.
    Saero isahan jibeseon hakgyoga gakkapda.
    The school is close to our new house.
  2. To be on friendly terms.
  3. To be of similar quantity.
  4. To be closely related.
    가까운 친척gakkaun chincheokclose relatives

Conjugation[edit]

North Korea:

South Korea:

Antonyms[edit]

  • 멀다 (meolda, “to be far”)

Related terms[edit]

  • (ga, “bound, edge, end, side”) (mainly as a suffix)

See also[edit]