Etymology 1Edit

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 그〮림 (Yale: kúlìm). Substantive form of 그리다 (geurida, “to draw”).


Revised Romanization? geurim
Revised Romanization (translit.)? geulim
McCune–Reischauer? kŭrim
Yale Romanization? kūlim

South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 그림의 / 그림에 / 그림까지

Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch on both syllables, and lowers the pitch of subsequent suffixes.


그림 (geurim)

  1. picture, drawing, painting, sketch
    거실 에는 그림 걸려 있었다.
    Geosil byeogeneun geurimdeuri geollyeo isseotda.
    Some pictures were hanging on the wall in the living room.
  2. (figuratively) beautiful scenery (as in being picturesque)