보잘것없다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

보— (bo-, “to see, to look”) + (ja, “as soon as”) + 하— (ha-, “to do”) + (-l, prospective suffix) + (geot, “the thing which”) + 없— (eop-, “to not have”) + (da, declarative ending), literally "to not have the thing which makes it worthy to look at".

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[po̞d͡ʑa̠ɭk͈ʌ̹sʰʌ̹p̚t͈a̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? bojalgeoseopda
Revised Romanization (translit.)? bojalgeos-eobsda
McCune–Reischauer? pojalkŏsŏpta
Yale Romanization? pocalqkes.epsqta

Adjective[edit]

보잘것없다 (bojalgeoseopda) (infinitive 보잘것없어, sequential 보잘것없으니)

  1. to be worthless, valueless, useless
    보잘것없지만 제 감사의 표시로 받아 주십시오.
    Bojalgeoseopjiman je gamsaui pyosiro bada jusipsio.
    This is not much but please accept it as a token of my gratitude.
    당신 같은 사람 없이는 저는 보잘것없는 사람에 불과해요.
    Dangsin gateun saram eopsineun jeoneun bojalgeoseomneun sarame bulgwahaeyo.
    I'm nobody without someone like you.
    집이 허울은 좋은데 안은 보잘것없다.
    Jibi heoureun joeunde aneun bojalgeoseopda.
    The house looks nice from the outside but the inside is nothing much to look at.

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