같다

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as   (Yale: kot.hota). Later found in Middle Korean as kothta.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

같다 (gatda) (infinitive 같아, sequential 같으니)

  1. (to be) the same
    • 같은 말을 되풀이하다
      gateun mareul doepurihada
      to say the same thing over and over
  2. (to be) like or similar (often used with (wa)/ (gwa))
  3. (to be) probably so; (to be) apparently so
    In this sense, it often follows (geot) and is often translated as "it looks like".
    • 비가 올 것 같다.
      Biga ol geot gatda.
      It looks like it will rain.
    • 공항까지 지하철을 타면 될 것 같은데 혹시 지하철이 어디 있는지 아세요?
      (gonghangggaji jihacheoleul tamyeon doel geot gateunde hoksi jahacheoli eodi itneunji aseyo?)
      "I think I can take the subway to the airport. Do you know where the subway is?"

ConjugationEdit

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