KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈto̞ːp̚t͈a̠]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [ː]
Revised Romanization? dopda
Revised Romanization (translit.)? dobda
McCune–Reischauer? topta
Yale Romanization? tōpqta

VerbEdit

돕다 (dopda) (irregular, infinitive 도와, sequential 도우니)

  1. (transitive) to help; to contribute
    예, 무엇을 도와드릴까요? 
    Ye, mueoseul dowadeurilkkayo?
    Hi. What can I do for you?
    우린 널 도우려 왔어. 
    Urin neol douryeo wasseo.
    We’re here to help you.

ConjugationEdit