지금

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?jigeum
Revised Romanization (translit.)?jigeum
McCune–Reischauer?chigŭm
Yale Romanization?cikum

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Adverb[edit]

지금 (jigeum) (hanja 只今)

  1. now
    지금 기분이 어떠니?
    Neo jigeum gibuni eotteoni?
    How do you feel now?
    스튜디오 좀 봐도 되나요? — 음... 아마도 다음에요, 지금은 제가 바빠요.
    Seutyudio jom bwado doenayo? - eum... Amado da'eumeyo, jigeumeun jega bappayo.
    May I see the studio? — Um, maybe another time? Right now I am busy.
    Original English texts from 2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)

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