좋다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Worin cheongangjigok (月印千江之曲 / 월인천강지곡), 1449, as 둏다 (Yale: tyohta).

Also attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as 둏다 (Yale: tyohta).

Also attested in the Bullyu dugong busi eonhae (分類杜工部詩諺解 / 분류두공부시언해), 1481, as 됴ᄒᆞ다 (Yale: tyohota).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ɕo̞ːtʰa̠/
  • Phonetic hangeul: :
  • Romanizations: RR (transcription): jotaRR (transliteration): johdaMC: chot'aYale: cōhta

Adjective[edit]

좋다 (jota) (infinitive 좋아, sequential 좋으니)

  1. to be good
    아침에 일찍 일어나는 것은 건강에 좋다.
    Achime iljjik ireonaneun geoseun geon-gang-e jota.
    Getting up early in the morning is good for one's health.
  2. to be preferable, likeable
    축구보다 농구 좋구나.
    Nan chukguboda nongguga deo jokuna.
    I like basketball more than football. (literally, "To me basketball is preferable to football.")

Conjugation[edit]