꺼리다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean ᄭᅥ〯리다〮 (Yale: skělì-tá).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈk͈ʌ̹(ː)ɾida̠]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?kkeorida
Revised Romanization (translit.)?kkeolida
McCune–Reischauer?kkŏrida
Yale Romanization?kkēlita

Verb[edit]

꺼리다 (kkeorida) (infinitive 꺼려 or 꺼리어, sequential 꺼리니)

  1. (transitive) to hesitate to do; to shy away from; to avoid
    어릴 한테 물려서 지금 동물 꺼려 .
    Eoril jeoge gaehante mullyeoseo jigeumdo dongmureul kkeoryeo hae.
    Because he was bitten by a dog when he was young, he still avoids animals.

Usage notes[edit]

피(避)하다 (pihada) is also translated as "to avoid", but has a more physical sense, i.e. "to dodge".

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