생기다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Beonyeok sohak (飜譯小學 / 번역소학), 1517, as 삼기다 (Yale: samkita).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

생기다 ‎(saenggida) ‎(infinitive 생겨 or 생기어, sequential 생기니)

  1. to emerge; for something to appear where it had been absent
    • 자, 이제 당신들끼리 화제거리가 생겼네요. 둘 다 한 잔 하러 갈까요?
      Ja, ije dangsindeulkkiri hwajegeoriga saenggyeonneyo. Dul da han jan hareo galkkayo?
      Well, now you've got something to talk about, can I get you both a drink?

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Adjective[edit]

생기다 ‎(saenggida) ‎(infinitive 생겨 or 생기어, sequential 생기니)

  1. to appear a certain way
    • 예쁘게 생기다‎ ― yeppeuge saenggida ― to look pretty

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