적다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 젹〯다〮 (Yale: cyěk-tá). Ablaut form: 작다 (jakda, to be small)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈt͡ɕʌ̹(ː)k̚t͈a̠]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?jeokda
Revised Romanization (translit.)?jeogda
McCune–Reischauer?chŏkta
Yale Romanization?cēk.ta

Adjective[edit]

적다 (jeokda) (infinitive 적어, sequential 적으니)

  1. to be little, to be few
    Antonym: 많다 (manta, to be many)
Conjugation[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in the Beonyeok nogeoldae (飜譯老乞大 / 번역노걸대), 1517, as Middle Korean 뎍다〮 (Yale: tyèk-tá).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?jeokda
Revised Romanization (translit.)?jeogda
McCune–Reischauer?chŏkta
Yale Romanization?cek.ta

Verb[edit]

Korean verb set
Base 적다 (jeokda)
Causative적히다 (jeokhida)
Passive적히다 (jeokhida)

적다 (jeokda) (infinitive 적어, sequential 적으니)

  1. to record; to write down
Conjugation[edit]