힘쓰다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as 힘ᄡᅳ다 (Yale: himpsuta). From (him, “strength, power”) + 쓰다 (sseuda, “to use or expend”).

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [çims͈ɯda̠]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR himsseuda
RR (translit.) himsseuda
MC himssŭda
Yale himssuta

Verb[edit]

힘쓰다 (himsseuda) (infinitive 힘써, sequential 힘쓰니)

  1. to exert oneself

Conjugation[edit]