걸다

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈkɘ(ː)ɭda̠]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?geolda
Revised Romanization (translit.)?geolda
McCune–Reischauer?kŏlda
Yale Romanization?kēlta

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Bullyu dugongbu si eonhae (分類杜工部詩諺解 / 분류두공부시언해), 1481, as Middle Korean 걸〯다〮 (Yale: kěl-tá).

Verb[edit]

Korean verb set
Base 걸다 (geolda)
Passive걸리다 (geollida)

걸다 (geolda) (infinitive 걸어, sequential 거니) (transitive)

  1. to hang, to suspend
    전화를 걸다
    jeonhwareul geolda
    to telephone
    거울 걸다geour-eul byeog-e geoldato hang a mirror on a wall
  2. to bet, to wager
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in the Gugeupbang eonhae (救急方諺解 / 구급방언해), 1466, as Middle Korean 걸〯다〮 (Yale: kěl-tá).

Adjective[edit]

Korean verb set
Base 걸다 (geolda)
Causative걸우다 (georuda)

걸다 (geolda) (infinitive 걸어, sequential 거니)

  1. (of soil) to be rich, to be fertile
    Synonym: 비옥(肥沃)하다 (biokhada)
    논밭geon nonbatfertile fields
  2. (of a liquid) to be thick
    Antonym: 묽다 (mukda)
    국물geon gungmulthick broth
Conjugation[edit]