가라앉다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Sinjeonjachwi yeomsobang eonhae (新傳煮取焰硝方諺解 / 신전자취염소방언해), 1635, as 라앉다 (Yale: kolaancta). From the now-lost root *kol- ("to flow"), whence also the obsolete words 가람 (garam, “river”) and (geol, “ditch”), and the verb 앉다 (anda, “to sit”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ka̠ɾa̠a̠nt͈a̠/
  • Phonetic hangul: 가라안따

Verb[edit]

가라앉다 (garaanda) (infinitive 가라앉아, sequential 가라앉으니)

  1. to sink, to go down
    물에 수영할 거면 가라앉지 마세요!
    Mure suyeonghal geomyeon garaanji maseyo!
    If you're going to go swimming in the water, please don't sink!
  2. to cool off, to cool down, to settle down
  3. to abate, to soothe

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