갤마주다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

갤마 (gaelma, infinitive of the verb 갤마다 (gaelmada)) +‎ 주다 (juda, auxiliary verb forming benefactive verbs). The first verb is of uncertain etymology; it presumably means "to teach", but is almost never used outside this single compound verb.

Verb[edit]

갤마주다 (gaelmajuda) (infinitive 갤마주어 or 갤마줘, sequential 갤마주니)

  1. (southeastern Gyeongsang) to teach (something) to
    Synonym: (Standard Korean) 가르쳐주다 (gareucheojuda)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Mainly used in the city of Changwon and its environs such as Miryang or Gimhae. Seems not to be used in nearby Busan.
  • Other Gyeongsang varieties have 갤춰주다 (gaelchwojuda), 갈차주다 (galchajuda), etc., where the first verb is the general word for "to teach" and which corresponds directly to Standard 가르쳐주다 (gareucheojuda).