갈고닦다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(gal-, to hone)+ (-go, and, connective suffix) + 닦다 (dakda, to polish).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈka̠(ː)ɭɡo̞da̠k̚t͈a̠]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?galgodakda
Revised Romanization (translit.)?galgodakkda
McCune–Reischauer?kalgodakta
Yale Romanization?kāl.kotakkta

Verb[edit]

갈고닦다 (galgodakda) (infinitive 갈고닦아, sequential 갈고닦으니)

  1. (transitive) to hone, to cultivate, to develop, to improve (a skill, talent, ability, etc.)
    Synonym: 갈닦다 (galdakda)

Conjugation[edit]