이자

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 利子.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈi(ː)d͡ʑa̠]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ija
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ija
McCune–Reischauer?ija
Yale Romanization?īca

Noun[edit]

이자 (ija) (hanja 利子)

  1. (finance) interest

Etymology 2[edit]

Related to 이제 (ije).

Adverb[edit]

이자 (ija)

  1. (dialectal, Pyongan, Jeolla dialect, Gyeongsang) now
    Synonym: (Standard Korean) 이제 (ije)
    • 2020 September 28, 최태선, “평안도 사투리와 각 지방 별명”, in 김길선's 평양만사[1], 자강도 송원군:
      다음 이자 평북도 돼지 키우고...
      Geu da'eum ija pyeongbukdo-neun dwaeji kiugo...
      Next, now in northern Pyongan province they raise pigs...
    • 1979 December 1, 이수영, “개무덤”, in 한국구비문학대계[2], 경상부고 경주시 황오동:
      그래 주인 취해가주 이자 깨나서 보니...
      Geurae ju'in-eun ma sur-eul chwihaegaju ija kkaenaseo boni...
      Then the house owners, who had been drunk from alchohol, had now woken up and saw...