싶다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Worin cheongangjigok (月印千江之曲 / 월인천강지곡), 1449, as Middle Korean 식브다 (sikputa).

1447, 월인천강지곡 :48
나고져 식브녀 阿難일 브리신대 오샤ᅀᅡ 내 나리ᅌᅵ다 엇뎨 오시리오

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • IPA(key)[ɕʰip̚t͈a̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? sipda
Revised Romanization (translit.)? sipda
McCune–Reischauer? sipta
Yale Romanization? siphqta

Adjective[edit]

싶다 (sipda) (infinitive 싶어, sequential 싶으니)

  1. to be desirous of; to want (requires a main verb with suffix -고 (go))
    가고 싶다.
    Gago sipda.
    [I] want to go.
    마이크로소프트 사와의 거래에 관하여 함께 검토하고 싶습니다.
    Maikeurosopeuteu sawaui georaee gwanhayeo hamkke geomtohago sipseumnida.
    I'd like to review the Microsoft account with you.
    정말 갖고 싶은 상품
    jeongmal gatgo sipeun sangpum
    a merchandise that [I] really want to have

Usage notes[edit]

  • Note: unlike English "want", "싶다" can only take a verb. To convey the meaning of "want something" with nouns, use 갖고 싶다 (gatgo sipda) (literally, want to have) or 원하다 (wonhada).

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