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Character  가 
Unicode name HANGUL SYLLABLE GA
Hangul Syllables U+AC00
Composition +
Dubeolsik keyboard entry r-k
Hangul Syllables → 

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]




개 →

Pronunciation[edit]

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(transliterations: RR ga, RRT , McCune–Reischauer , Yale ka)

  1. The first syllable of the hangul writing system. Often used to mark the first item of a list or sub-list.

Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as ᄀᆞᆺ (Yale: kos).

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Noun[edit]

(ga)

  1. (often as a suffix) bound, edge, end, margin, rim, side, verge, brink
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Etymology 3[edit]

Probably from the Japanese nominative particle (ga)[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

(ga)

  1. Indicates the subject of a sentence.
  2. Indicates the subjective complement of a sentence, usually used with 되다(doeda, become) or 아니다(anida, be not).
Usage notes[edit]
  • (ga) indicates the subject of the verb in the sentence, as opposed to the object, which * (reul) indicates. See also (neun), which indicates the topic of the sentence.
  • (ga) is used only after words ending with a vowel. After words ending with a consonant, (i) is used instead.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Korean reading of various Chinese characters

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ka] Some characters may be pronounced with a long vowel, kaː or 가ː.
  • Phonetic hangul: 가ː

Noun[edit]

(ga)

  1. (): family, house
  2. (): price, value
  3. (): falsehood

Suffix[edit]

(ga)

  1. (): street
    • 종로3
      Jongno 3(sam)-ga
      "The 3rd Jongno Street"

Syllable[edit]

(ga)

  1. : lie
    (eumhun reading: 거짓 가 (geojit ga))
  2. : temple
    (eumhun reading: 절 가 (jeol ga))
  3. : beautiful
    (eumhun reading: 아름다울 가 (areumdaul ga))
  4. : lie
    (eumhun reading: 거짓 가 (geojit ga))
  5. : furniture
    (eumhun reading: 가구 가 (gagu ga))
  6. : price
    (eumhun reading: 값 가 (gap ga))
  7. :
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  37. : street
    (eumhun reading: 거리 가 (geori ga))
  38. :
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Etymology 5[edit]

Infinitive of 가다 (gada, “to go”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

(ga) (infinitive of 가다)

  1. connective form of 가다 (gada, “to go”): because of going, upon going.
  2. informal form of 가다 (gada, “to go”): go (indicative/interrogative/imperative), let's go
Synonyms[edit]
  • (infinitive of 가다, because of going, upon going): 가서 (gaseo)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 김철호, 주격조사 ‘이’와 ‘가’, 2009.