KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 갓갑다 (Yale: kaskapta).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[ka̠k͈a̠p̚t͈a̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? gakkapda
Revised Romanization (translit.)? gakkabda
McCune–Reischauer? kakkapta
Yale Romanization? kakkapqta

AdjectiveEdit

가깝다 (gakkapda) (irregular, infinitive 가까워, sequential 가까우니)

  1. To be close, near (in distance, time)
    새로 이사한 집에선 학교가 가깝다. 
    Saero isahan jibeseon hakgyoga gakkapda.
    The school is close to our new house.
  2. To be on friendly terms.
  3. To be of similar quantity.
  4. To be closely related.
    가까운 친척 
    gakkaun chincheok
    close relatives

ConjugationEdit

North Korea:

South Korea:

AntonymsEdit

  • 멀다 (meolda, “to be far”)

Related termsEdit

  • (ga, “bound, edge, end, side”) (mainly as a suffix)

See alsoEdit