작다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 쟉다 (Yale: cyakta).

1447, 석보상절 24:8
ᄒᆞᆯᄀᆞᆯ 우희여 부텨ᄭᅴ 받ᄌᆞᄫᅩ려 ᄒᆞ니 킈 쟈ᄀᆞᆯᄊᆡ
흙을 움키어 부처께 바치려 하니 키가 작기 때문에.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈt͡ɕa̠ːk̚t͈a̠]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [ː]
Revised Romanization? jakda
Revised Romanization (translit.)? jagda
McCune–Reischauer? chakta
Yale Romanization? cākqta
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Adjective[edit]

작다 (jakda) (infinitive 작아, sequential 작으니)

  1. (to be) small
    그는 키가 작다. 
    Geuneun kiga jakda.
    He is short.

Conjugation[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

  • 크다 (keuda, “(to be) big”)

See also[edit]