잘못하다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From 잘못 (jalmot, “mistake”) and the native Korean verb 하다 (hada, “to do”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ɕa̠ɭmo̞tʰa̠da̠/
  • Phonetic hangul: 잘모타다

Verb[edit]

잘못하다 (jalmothada) (infinitive 잘못해 or 잘못하여, sequential 잘못하니)

  1. To err; to make a mistake.
  2. To do something incorrectly.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • When used intransitively in certain inflected forms such as 잘못했습니다 (jalmothaetseumnida), this can also have the meaning "I'm sorry."

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