꺼리다

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean ᄭᅥ〯리다〮 (Yale: skělìtá).

PronunciationEdit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈk͈ʌ̹(ː)ɾida̠]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?kkeorida
Revised Romanization (translit.)?kkeolida
McCune–Reischauer?kkŏrida
Yale Romanization?kkēlita

VerbEdit

꺼리다 (kkeorida) (infinitive 꺼려 or 꺼리어, sequential 꺼리니)

  1. to hesitate to do; to shy away from; to avoid
    어릴 한테 물려서 지금 동물 꺼려 .
    Eoril jeoge gaehante mullyeoseo jigeumdo dongmureul kkeoryeo hae.
    Because he was bitten by a dog when he was young, he still avoids animals.

Usage notesEdit

피(避)하다 (pihada) is also translated as "to avoid", but has a more physical sense, i.e. "to dodge".

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