내려가다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From 내리— (naeri-, “to descend”) + 가— (ga-, “to go”). First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean ᄂᆞ려가다 (Yale: nolyekata).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [nɛɾjʌ̹ɡa̠da̠]
  • Phonetic hangeul: []
Revised Romanization? naeryeogada
Revised Romanization (translit.)? naelyeogada
McCune–Reischauer? naeryŏgada
Yale Romanization? naylyekata

Verb[edit]

내려가다 (naeryeogada) (infinitive 내려가, sequential 내려가니)

  1. to go downwards (such as from one floor to another)
    • 나는 그 청구액을 상환하러 가게에 쭉 내려가고 있는 길이야. 
      Naneun geu cheongguaegeul sanghwanhareo gagee jjuk naeryeogago inneun giriya.
      I'm going straight down to the store to redeem that bill.
    1916, L. Frank Baum, Mary Louise in the Country Chapter 19

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