정말

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (, jeong, “correct”) and (mal, “word”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ˈt͡ɕɘːŋma̠ɭ]
  • Phonetic Hangul[:]
Revised Romanization? jeongmal
Revised Romanization (translit.)? jeongmal
McCune–Reischauer? chŏngmal
Yale Romanization? cēngmal

Adverb[edit]

정말 (jeongmal)

  1. really; truly

Noun[edit]

정말 (jeongmal)

  1. That which is true or genuine.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like many Korean nouns, this word is often used as a determiner to modify another noun directly.