진짜

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

from the hanja (, “true”, ) and (, “character”, ), literally "correct character (in writing)".

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

진짜 (jinjja)

  1. really; actually

Synonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

진짜 (jinjja)

  1. That which is real or actual.

Synonyms[edit]

  • 정말 (jeongmal, “the true”)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like many Korean nouns, this word is often used as a determiner to modify another noun directly, as for example in 진짜 목적 (jinjja mokjeok, “real purpose”).