지금

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [t͡ɕiɡɯm]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR jigeum
RR (translit.) jigeum
MC chigŭm
Yale cikum

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 只今, from (only) + (now)

Adverb[edit]

지금 (jigeum)

  1. now

Noun[edit]

지금 (jigeum) (hanja 只今)

  1. now, the current time
    지금까지jigeumkkajiuntil now
    지금부터jigeumbuteofrom now on

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Korean word from (ground) + (gold)

Noun[edit]

지금 (jigeum) (hanja 地金)

  1. gold ingot