강아지

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Gugeopganibang eonhae (救急簡易方諺解 / 구급간이방언해), 1489, as 가ᇰ아지 (Yale: kang.aci). From 가히 (kahi, “dog”) (> (gae)) + ᅌᅡ지 (-ngaci, “diminutive suffix”) (> 아지 (aji)).

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [ka̠ŋa̠d͡ʑi]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR gang-aji
RR (translit.) gang-aji
MC kangaji
Yale kang.aci

Noun[edit]

강아지 (gang-aji)

  1. puppy
  2. dog, doggy

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