들어가다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of native Korean origin. 들— (deul-, “to enter”) + 가— (ga-, “to go”)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /tɯɾʌ̹ɡa̠da̠/
  • Phonetic hangul: 드러가다

Verb[edit]

들어가다 (deureogada) (infinitive 들어가, sequential 들어가니)

  1. to go into; to enter
  2. to go to; to attend (a school, institution etc)
    내년대학교들어간다.
    Naenyeon-e daehakgyo-e deureoganda.
    I will attend university next year.
  3. to begin
    일주일 후면 겨울 방학에 들어간다.
    Ilju-il humyeon gyeoul banghag-e deureoganda.
    Winter break begins in one week.
  4. to be needed, required
  5. (biology) to belong to (a species, genus etc.)
  6. (usually after 머리에) to be understood
    머리들어가다meori-e deureogada ― literally, “to enter one's head”

Conjugation[edit]

As with other compound verbs ending with 가다 (gada), this has two forms for the 해라체 (haerache, “plain”) imperative. The blunt form is regular: 들어가라 (deureogara, “enter!”). The less blunt form is irregular: 들어가거라 (deureogageora, “enter (well)!”).