말하다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to speak, to talk
    한국어로 말하자!
    Han-gug-eoro malhaja!
    (colloquial) Let's talk in Korean!
    날 사랑한다고 말해줘.
    Nal saranghandago malhaejwo.
    Tell me you love me. (colloquial)
  2. to explain (by talking)
    이 상황을 어떻게 말해야지?
    I sanghwang-eul eotteoke malhaeyaji?
    How do I explain this situation? (colloquial)

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