울다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean 울〯다〮 (Yale: wǔl-tá).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈu(ː)ɭda̠]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ulda
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ulda
McCune–Reischauer?ulda
Yale Romanization?wūlta

Verb[edit]

Korean verb set
Base 울다 (ulda)
Causative울리다 (ullida)

울다 (ulda) (infinitive 울어, sequential 우니)

  1. (intransitive) to cry; to weep
    울고 싶고 눈물 나오면, 무언가 재미있는 애써 생각해 보렴.
    Ulgo sipgo nunmur-i naomyeon, mueonga jaemiinneun geos-eul aesseo saenggakhae boryeom.
    If you feel crying, tears coming, then try to think about something funny.

Conjugation[edit]