묻다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean 묻다 (mutda). Perhaps related to (wèn)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ˈmuːt̚t͈a̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[:]
Revised Romanization? mutda
Revised Romanization (translit.)? mudda
McCune–Reischauer? mutta
Yale Romanization? mūtqta

Verb[edit]

묻다 (mutda) (irregular, infinitive 물어, sequential 물으니)

  1. to ask, to inquire
    말씀 좀 묻겠습니다.
    Malsseum jom mutgetseumnida.
    May I ask you something? (literally, "I will ask you something".)
    자세한 것은 도서관원에게 물어주시오.
    Jasehan geoseun doseogwanwonege mureojusio.
    For further information, please ask the librarian.
    미래에 대해서 묻다.
    Miraee daehaeseo mutda.
    to ask about one's future
  2. to charge (a person with)
    책임을 묻다
    chaegimeul mutda
    to charge (a person) with irresponsibility
  3. (in negations) to care
    경험은 묻지 않음
    gyeongheomeun mutji aneum
    no experience required
    승패는 묻지 않는다.
    Seungpaeneun mutji anneunda.
    It doesn't matter whether we win or lose.

Usage notes[edit]

To avoid confusion with 물다 (mulda, “to bite”), as in many conjugations both verbs sound and are spelled alike (both have the stem 물어 (mureo) due to irregular conjugations), in most usages the verb is combined with 보다 (boda, “to try”) to form 물어보다 (mureoboda) to form the same meaning.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[mut̚t͈a̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? mutda
Revised Romanization (translit.)? mudda
McCune–Reischauer? mutta
Yale Romanization? mutqta

Verb[edit]

묻다 (mutda) (infinitive 묻어, sequential 묻으니)

  1. to bury
    • 시체를 묻다
      sichereul mutda
      to bury a corpse
    • 그녀는 내 가슴에 얼굴을 묻었다.
      Geunyeoneun nae gaseume eolgureul mudeotda.
      She buried her face against my chest.
  2. to hide
    • 그것을 나는 내 마음속에만 묻어 두었다.
      Geugeoseul naneun nae ma-eumsogeman mudeo dueotda.
      I have kept it to myself
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Etymology 3[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[mut̚t͈a̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? mutda
Revised Romanization (translit.)? mudda
McCune–Reischauer? mutta
Yale Romanization? mutqta

Verb[edit]

묻다 (mutda) (infinitive 묻어, sequential 묻으니)

  1. (intransitive) to stick, adhere
    • 네 구두에 진흙이 묻었다.
      Ne gudue jinheulgi mudeotda.
      Your shoes are muddy.
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