찾다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as Middle Korean ᄎᆞᆽ〮다〮 (Yale: chóc-tá).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [t͡ɕʰa̠t̚t͈a̠]
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  • Phonetic hangul: []
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?chatda
Revised Romanization (translit.)?chajda
McCune–Reischauer?ch'atta
Yale Romanization?chacta

Verb[edit]

찾다 (chatda) (infinitive 찾아, sequential 찾으니) (transitive)

  1. to search, to look for
    애타게 찾으려는 모습 보니 눈물 고였다.
    Aetage chajeuryeoneun geu-ui moseub-eul boni na-ui nun-e nunmur-i goyeotda.
    Tears welled up in my eyes when I saw him anxiously searching for it.
  2. to find
  3. to visit
  4. (of money) to withdraw

Usage notes[edit]

In the present tense, used to mean “to look for”, and often used with 보다 (boda, “to try to do something”) or an adverb of manner such as 열심히 (熱心, yeolsimhi, “dedicatedly”) and 샅샅이 (satsachi, “thoroughly”). This can imply a successful search, i.e. “to find”, especially in the past tense, and this sense is often used with an adverb of result such as 쉽게 (swipge, easily) or (mot, “cannot”).

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