맞다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as 맞다 (Yale: macta).

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [ma̠t̚t͈a̠]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR matda
RR (translit.) majda
MC matta
Yale macqta

Verb[edit]

맞다 (matda) (infinitive 맞아, sequential 맞으니)

  1. (to agree, to suit)
    1. to be correct, right
      네 말이 맞는다ne mal-i manneundaYou are right.
    2. to suit (one's liking), to meet (one's wishes)
    3. to agree (with), to be consistent (with)
    4. to be in harmony (with), to be in tune (with)
    5. to hit (the mark), to prove to be right
  2. (to meet)
    1. to meet (someone); to greet (a person, the New Year, a celebration)
    2. to take (a wife), to engage, to invite
  3. (to get, to suffer)
    1. to get a blow, to be struck
    2. to be caught in (rain, illness)
    3. to encounter (difficulty), to come across
    4. to get (an injection), to get (a mark, a rating)

Related terms[edit]

  • Causative forms: 맞추다 (matchuda, “to cause to fit”), 맞히다 (machida, “to cause to hit”)
  • Derived terms: 들어맞다 (deureomatda, “come true, prove/be right”), 알맞다 (almatda, “just right”), 걸맞다 (geolmatda, “suitable/fit (for), commensurate with”)

Conjugation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

—맞다 (-matda)

  1. to be in a certain way, to have a certain appearance

Derived terms[edit]