들어가다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of native Korean origin. 들— (deul, “to enter”) + 가— (ga, “to go”)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[tɯɾʌ̹ɡa̠da̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? deureogada
Revised Romanization (translit.)? deul-eogada
McCune–Reischauer? tŭrŏgada
Yale Romanization? tul.ekata

Verb[edit]

들어가다 (deureogada) (infinitive 들어가, sequential 들어가니)

  1. to go into; to enter
  2. to go to; to attend (a school, institution etc)
    내년대학교들어간다.
    Naenyeone daehakgyo-e deureoganda.
    I will attend university next year.
  3. to begin
    일주일 후면 겨울 방학에 들어간다.
    Ilju-il humyeon gyeoul banghage deureoganda.
    Winter break begins in one week.
  4. to be needed, required
  5. (biology) to belong to (a species, genus etc.)
  6. (usually after 머리에) to be understood
    머리들어가다
    meorie deureogada
    literally, “to enter one's head”

Conjugation[edit]

As with other compound verbs ending with 가다 (gada), this has two forms for the 해라체 (haerache, “plain”) imperative. The blunt form is regular: 들어가라 (deureogara, “enter!”). The less blunt form is irregular: 들어가거라 (deureogageora, “enter (well)!”).