작다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 쟉〯다〮 (Yale: cyǎk-tá). Ablaut form: 적다 (jeokda, to be few).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈt͡ɕa̠(ː)k̚t͈a̠]
    • (file)
  • 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?jakda
Revised Romanization (translit.)?jagda
McCune–Reischauer?chakta
Yale Romanization?cāk.ta

Adjective[edit]

작다 (jakda) (infinitive 작아, sequential 작으니)

  1. to be small
    작다.Geu-neun ki-ga jakda.He is short.
    Antonym: 크다 (keuda)

Conjugation[edit]