넘어가다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Bullyu dugong busi eonhae (分類杜工部詩諺解 / 분류두공부시언해), 1481, as 너머가다 (Yale: nemekata). From 넘어 (neomeo), infinitive of 넘다 (neomda, “to exceed”), and 가다 (gada, “be doing”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nʌ̹mʌ̹ɡa̠da̠/
  • Phonetic hangul: 너머가다

Verb[edit]

넘어가다 (neomeogada) (infinitive 넘어가, sequential 넘어가니)

  1. To collapse or tilt.
  2. To cross over
  3. To shift or be transferred.
  4. (of the sun or moon) To set.
  5. To fall for (a fraud).

Conjugation[edit]