이다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [ida̠]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR ida
RR (translit.) ida
MC ida
Yale ita

Adjective[edit]

이다 (ida) (infinitive or 이어, sequential 이니)

  1. To be (something); to equal

Usage notes[edit]

이다 (ida) is the Korean positive copula. Along with its negative, 아니다 (anida), it is often categorized as a Korean adjective, but often placed in their own grammatical category distinct from both verbs and adjectives. Some grammars classify 이다 (ida) as a particle and, like a particle, it is appended to the preceding word without an intervening space.

Conjugation[edit]

Also see (da) for forms of the copula after a vowel.

Synonyms[edit]

  • (da) (after a vowel)

Antonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • 있다 (itda, “to exist”)
  • 없다 (eopda, “not to exist”)