예쁘다

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 어엿브다 (Yale: eyesputa). Original meaning was “pitiful”. Compare the related 어여쁘다 (eoyeoppeuda, “pretty, lovely”) and 이쁘다 (ippeuda, “beautiful”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈje̞ːp͈ɯda̠]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [ː]
Revised Romanization? yeppeuda
Revised Romanization (translit.)? yeppeuda
McCune–Reischauer? yeppŭda
Yale Romanization? yēypputa

Adjective[edit]

예쁘다 (yeppeuda) (infinitive 예뻐, sequential 예쁘니)

  1. to be pretty, lovely, beautiful, comely
    리나는 예쁘기 때문에 모두들 그녀를 좋아합니다.
    Rinaneun yeppeugi ttaemune modudeul geunyeoreul joahamnida.
    Lina is so beautiful that everybody likes her.
  2. to be adorable
  3. to be nice, good

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