밝다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as 븕다 (Yale: pulkta). Alternation of 붉다 (bukda); see there for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

밝다 ‎(bakda) ‎(infinitive 밝아, sequential 밝으니)

  1. to be bright, brilliant
  2. to be light, clear
  3. to be acute, keen, learned
  4. to be cheerful, happy, optimistic
  5. to be clean (of a social order)

Synonyms[edit]

  • 환하다 (hwanhada, “to be bright, brilliant”)
  • 옅다 (yeotda, “to be light, fair (of a color)”)

Antonyms[edit]

  • 어둡다 (eodupda, “to be dark”)
  • 짙다 (jitda, “to be dark, deep (of a color)”)

Derived terms[edit]

  • 밝히다 (balkida, “to brighten, enlighten”)

Conjugation[edit]

Verb[edit]

밝다 ‎(bakda) ‎(infinitive 밝아, sequential 밝으니)

  1. to dawn

Derived terms[edit]

  • 밝을녘 (balgeullyeok, “dawn, daybreak”)
  • 밝이 (balgi, “dawn, daybreak”)

Conjugation[edit]