잘하다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (jal, “well”) and the native Korean verb 하다 (hada, “to do”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [t͡ɕa̠ɾɦa̠da̠]

IPA(key) [t͡ɕa̠ɾɦa̠da̠]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR jalhada
RR (translit.) jal-hada
MC charhada
Yale cal.hata

Verb[edit]

잘하다 (jalhada) (infinitive 잘해 or 잘하여, sequential 잘하니)

  1. to do something well, to be good at

Usage notes[edit]

It is very commonly confused with 하다.
공부를 잘해요.
Gongbureul jalhaeyo.
He is good at studying.
공부를 잘 하고 있어요.
Gongbureul jal hago isseoyo.
I am studying well now.
잘하다 is pronounced as a single word, while 잘 하다 has a pause after 잘.

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