고맙다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

According to the controversial Altaic hypothesis, possibly from Proto-Altaic root *k`ṑmu.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈko̞ːma̠p̚t͈a̠/
  • Phonetic hangul: 고:맙따

Adjective[edit]

고맙다 (gomapda) (infinitive 고마워, sequential 고마우니)

  1. (to be) thankful
    This adjective is often translated as a form of “to thank”.
    고맙습니다gomapseumnidathank you

Conjugation[edit]

고맙다 (gomapda) is in the class of irregularly-inflected words whose stems end in (b). In such words with two syllables or more, vowel harmony in inflections was once followed in all dialects of Korean. With the 1988 한글 맞춤법 (han-geul matchumbeop, “Hangeul Orthography”), the South Korean dialect now ignores the vowel harmony, while it is kept in the North.

North Korean and South Korean before 1988:

South Korean since 1988:

References[edit]

  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror), "고맙다 ", 표준국어대사전. URL accessed on 2007-05-27.