맞다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ma̠t̚t͈a̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? matda
Revised Romanization (translit.)? majda
McCune–Reischauer? matta
Yale Romanization? macqta

Verb[edit]

맞다 (matda) (infinitive 맞아, sequential 맞으니)

  1. (to agree, to suit)
    1. to be correct, right
      네 말이 맞는다
      ne mal-i manneunda
      You 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)

Conjugation[edit]

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”)

Suffix[edit]

—맞다 (-matda)

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

Derived terms[edit]