Last modified on 12 August 2014, at 16:03

젓가락

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젓가락

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From (jeo, “chopstick”, ) + (-s-) + 가락 (garak, “rod”). First attested in the Gugeopganibang eonhae (救急簡易方諺解 / 구급간이방언해), 1489, as 졋가락 (Yale: cyeskalak).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /t͡ɕʌ̹t̚k͈a̠ɾa̠k̚/ ~ /t͡ɕʌ̹k͈a̠ɾa̠k̚/
  • Phonetic hangul: 젇까락/저까락

NounEdit

젓가락 (jeotgarak)

  1. chopsticks
    • 젓가락으로 먹다jeotgarageuro meokda ― to eat with chopsticks
    • 국수를 먹으려면 젓가락이 있어야 한다.
      Guksureul meogeuryeomyeon jeotgaragi isseoya handa.
      You need chopsticks to eat noodles.
    • 젓가락을 내려놓을 때 소리가 나지 않도록 조심하세요.
      jeotgarageul naeryeono-eul ttae soriga naji antorok josimhaseyo.
      Be careful not to make sounds when you are putting down your chopsticks.
    • 2014, 중국의 도둑 클래스, 젓가락으로 스마트폰 훔치고 `끝`
      • 사진 속에는 자전거를 타고 가는 여성의 뒤를 따라가며 젓가락으로 스마트폰을 훔치는 남성이 담겨 있다.
        Sajin sogeneun jajeon-georeul tago ganeun yeoseong-ui dwireul ttaragamyeo jeotgarageuro seumateuponeul humchineun namseong-i damgyeo itda.
        The picture shows the thief following the woman riding the bicycle and using chopsticks to snatch the smartphone from her.

Derived termsEdit

  • 젓가락질 (jeotgarakjil, “using chopsticks, handling chopsticks”)

See alsoEdit

  • 숟가락 (sutgarak, “spoon”)
  • 수저 (sujeo, “a spoon and chopsticks”)