먹다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Worin cheongangjigok (月印千江之曲 / 월인천강지곡), 1449, as 먹다 (Yale: mekta).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

먹다 (meokda) (infinitive 먹어, sequential 먹으니)

  1. to eat
    그 여자는 그 음식을 좀 먹었다. 그런데 모두 먹기에는 그렇게 배고프지 않았다. 그래서 나중에 다 먹으려고 냉장고에 그것을 넣어두었다.
    Geu yeojaneun geu eumsigeul jom meogeotda. Geureonde modu meokgieneun geureoke baegopeuji anatda. Geuraeseo najung-e da meogeuryeogo naengjanggo-e geugeoseul neo-eodueotda.
    She ate some of the food, but was not hungry enough to eat it all, so she put the rest in the refrigerator to finish later.

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Related terms[edit]

  • causative: 먹이다 (meogida, “to feed”)
  • passive: 먹히다 (meokhida, “to be eaten”)

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