켜다

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Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as 혀다 (Yale: hyeta).

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켜다 (kyeoda) (infinitive 켜어, sequential 켜니)

  1. (…을) To light an oil lamp or candle; strike a match or lighter
    • 촛불을 켜다chotbureul kyeodalight a candle
    • 라이터를 켜다raiteoreul kyeodalight a lighter
    • 성냥을 담뱃불을 붙였다.
      Seongnyang-eul kyeo dambaetbureul butyeotda.
      I matched and fire lit tobacco.
    • 등잔불을 켜니 주위가 밝아졌다.
      Deungjanbureul kyeoni juwiga balgajyeotda.
      The surroundings became bright when lamplight was burned.
  2. (…을) To turn something on
    • 형광등을 켜다hyeonggwangdeung-eul kyeodaturn on the fluorescent light
    • 텔레비전을 켜다tellebijeoneul kyeodaturn on the television
    • 라디오를 켜다radioreul kyeodaturn on the radio
    • 녹음기를 켜다nogeumgireul kyeodaturn on the recorder
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Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in the Hunmin jeongeum haerye (訓民正音解例 / 훈민정음해례), 1446, as ᅘᅧ다 (Yale: hhyeta).

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켜다 (kyeoda) (infinitive 켜어, sequential 켜니)

  1. (…을) To split a wood lengthwise with a saw
    • 통나무를 켜다tongnamureul kyeodasaw a log
    • 박을 켜다bageul kyeodacut a gourd in two
    • 나무를 켜는 전기톱은 소리가 시끄럽다.
      Namureul kyeoneun jeon-gitobeun soriga sikkeureopda.
      The chain saw which is cutting a tree is noisy.
  2. (…을) To play the string instrument
    • 바이올린을 켜다baiollineul kyeodaplay the violin
    • 그녀가 나를 위해 첼로를 켜면서 노래를 불러 주었다.
      Geunyeoga nareul wihae chelloreul kyeomyeonseo noraereul bulleo jueotda.
      She sang the song for me, playing the cello.
    • 멀리서 해금을 켜는 소리가 난다.
      Meolliseo haegeumeul kyeoneun soriga nanda.
      There is sound which plays the haegeum from a distant place.
  3. (…을) To reel silk off cocoons
    • 고치를 켜다gochireul kyeodaspin thread off a cocoon
  4. (…을) To make a taffy white
    • 엿을 켜다yeoseul kyeodamake a yeot white
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Etymology 3[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

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켜다 (kyeoda) (infinitive 켜어, sequential 켜니)

  1. (…을) To drink at a gulp
    • 그는 막걸리 한 사발을 쭉 다음에 논두렁에 앉아서 땀을 닦았다.
      Geuneun makgeolli han sabareul jjuk kyeon da-eume nondureong-e anjaseo ttameul dakkatda.
      After he finished off his makgeolli with one large gulp, he sat on the ridge between rice paddies and wiped sweat.
  2. (…을) To drink water very often because of thirst
    • 짜게 먹어서 그랬는지 물을 많이 켰다.
      Jjage meogeoseo geuraenneunji mureul mani kyeotda.
      Because I had salty, I drank lots of water.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

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켜다 (kyeoda) (infinitive 켜어, sequential 켜니)

  1. (…을, with 기지개) To stretch
    • 기지개를 켜다gijigaereul kyeodastretch
    • 그는 일어나 기지개를 한 번 켜고 나서 창문을 열었다.
      Geuneun ireona gijigaereul han beon kyeogo naseo changmuneul yeoreotda.
      He got up, stretched once and opened the window.

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Etymology 5[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

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켜다 (kyeoda) (infinitive 켜어, sequential 켜니)

  1. (…을) To corrugate
    • 밭골을 켜다batgoreul kyeodamake furrows

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Etymology 6[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

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켜다 (kyeoda) (infinitive 켜어, sequential 켜니)

  1. (…을) To make a sound using something like ure
    • 꿩 사냥을 할 때는 으레 우레를 켠다.
      Kkwong sanyang-eul hal ttaeneun eure urereul kyeonda.
      I usually use the ure when hunting.

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Etymology 7[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

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켜다 (kyeoda) (infinitive 켜어, sequential 켜니)

  1. (North Korea) To fan

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