구하다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From (, gu, “acquisition”) and the native Korean verb 하다 (hada, “to do”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?guhada
Revised Romanization (translit.)?guhada
McCune–Reischauer?kuhada
Yale Romanization?kwuhata

Verb[edit]

구하다 (guhada) (infinitive 구해 or 구하여, sequential 구하니)

  1. to look for; to seek
    파트타임 일자리 구하다
    pateutaim iljarireul guhada
    to look for a part-time job
  2. to acquire something needed
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From (, gu, “rescue”) and the native Korean verb 하다 (hada, “to do”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈku(ː)ɦa̠da̠]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?guhada
Revised Romanization (translit.)?guhada
McCune–Reischauer?kuhada
Yale Romanization?kwūhata

Verb[edit]

구하다 (guhada) (infinitive 구해 or 구하여, sequential 구하니)

  1. to save; to rescue
  2. to help; to relieve (someone from a difficult situation)
Conjugation[edit]