지금

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 只今, from  (“only”) and (“now”) .

Adverb[edit]

지금 (jigeum)

  1. now

Noun[edit]

지금 (jigeum) (hanja 只今)

  1. now, the current time
    지금까지 (jigeumggaji) — “until now”
    지금부터 (jigeumbuteo) — “from now on”

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Korean word from  (“ground”) and (“gold”) .

Noun[edit]

지금 (jigeum) (hanja 地金)

  1. gold ingot