아쉽다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown, possibly from the root *(a)s(w)i- ("to cherish, pity") and the adjectival suffix *-p-. Compare 아깝— (akkap-, “to be a pity”), 아끼— (akki-, “to cherish”); 섭섭하— (seopseopha-, “sad, sorry”), 서운하— (seounha-, “sorry, regrettable”), as well as Japanese 惜しい (おしい, oshii, regrettable, unfortunate).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɐʃʰɥip̚t͈ɐ/, /ɐʃʰyp̚t͈ɐ/
  • Phonetic hangul: 아쉽따

Adjective[edit]

아쉽다 (aswipda) (infinitive 아쉬워, sequential 아쉬우니)

  1. to miss; to feel absence

Usage notes[edit]

Despite the English translation as a verb, 아쉽다 (aswipda) is a 형용사 (hyeong-yongsa, “Korean adjective”, 形容詞).

Conjugation[edit]