괜찮다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A contraction of (gwaen) [< 공연 (gong-yeon, “in vain, unnecessariness”, 空然), (> 괜하다 (gwaenhada, “useless, futile”))] + {{ko-l|[[하다||ha-|to do}} + (―ji, “connective suffix for negative verbs/adjectives”) + {{ko-l|[[아니다||ani-|to be not}} + {{ko-l|[[하다||ha-|to do}} + (―da, “citation form ending”). Equivalent to (gwaen) + 찮다 (―chanta).

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괜찮다 (gwaenchanta) (infinitive 괜찮아, sequential 괜찮으니)

  1. to be nice, good, passable, OK, all right
    괜찮으세요?
    Gwaenchaneuseyo?
    Are you OK?
  2. (of a person) to be allowed to ...; may, can; it is OK to ...
  3. to be safe, secure

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