가장

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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Of native Korean origin. First recorded in the Seokbo Sangjeol in 1447.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ka̠d͡ʑa̠ŋ]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? gajang
Revised Romanization (translit.)? gajang
McCune–Reischauer? kajang
Yale Romanization? kacang

Adverb[edit]

가장 (gajang)

  1. most
  2. (by extension also used to form superlatives of adjectives) the most; the best (of its kind)
    이 사전이 가장 좋아요.
    I sajeon-i gajang joayo.
    This dictionary is the best.
    우사 인볼트는 지구상에서 가장 빠른 사람에요.
    Usa inbolteuneun jigusang-eseo gajang ppareun sarameyo.
    Usain Bolt is the fastest (most fast) man on Earth.

See also[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Korean word from (fake) + (burial)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ˈka̠ːd͡ʑa̠ŋ]
  • Phonetic Hangul[:]
Revised Romanization? gajang
Revised Romanization (translit.)? gajang
McCune–Reischauer? kajang
Yale Romanization? kācang

Noun[edit]

가장 (gajang) (hanja 假葬)

  1. A hurried or temporary burial
  2. Burying a child

Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 家長, from (family) + (master)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ka̠d͡ʑa̠ŋ]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? gajang
Revised Romanization (translit.)? gajang
McCune–Reischauer? kajang
Yale Romanization? kacang

Noun[edit]

가장 (gajang) (hanja 家長)

  1. the head of a family

References[edit]

  • Lee, Ju Haeng (이주행); Lee Kyu Hang (이규항), Kim Sang Jun (김상준) (2004), “가장”, in 한국어 발음사전: Korean Pronouncing Dictionary, Seoul: Jigu Publishing, ISBN 89-7006-165-7, page 27
  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror) (accessed 2007-01-03), “가장”, in 표준국어대사전[1]
  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror) (accessed 2007-01-03), “가장”, in 표준국어대사전[2]
  • Choe, Jong-du (최종두), ed. (2005), “가장”, in 새국어사전, Seoul: Isangsa, page 8