말하다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (mal, “word”) + 하다 (hada, “to do”)

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key)[ˈma̠ːɾɦa̠da̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[:]
Revised Romanization? malhada
Revised Romanization (translit.)? mal-hada
McCune–Reischauer? marhada
Yale Romanization? māl.hata

Verb[edit]

말하다 (malhada) (infinitive 말해 or 말하여, sequential 말하니)

  1. to speak, to talk
    한국어 말하자!
    Han-gugeoro malhaja!
    (colloquial) Let's talk in Korean!
    사랑한다고 말해줘.
    Nal saranghandago malhaejwo.
    Tell me you love me. (colloquial)
    네가 여기 있다고 그녀에게 말해.
    Nega yeogi itdago geunyeo-ege malhae.
    Tell her you’re here.
    2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
  2. to explain (by talking)
    상황을 어떻게 말해야지?
    I sanghwang-eul eotteoke malhaeyaji?
    How do I explain this situation? (colloquial)
    왕 씨는 그 지역이 어떻게 변화했는지에 대해서 말했다.
    Wang ssineun geu jiyeogi eotteoke byeonhwahaenneunjie daehaeseo malhaetda.
    Wang spoke of how the area had changed.

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