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EtymologyEdit

Related to (obsolete) 하다 (hada), meaning many. The Middle Korean (h) is still preserved in the bottom position of 많다 (manta). First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean 만ᄒᆞ다 (Yale: manhota). [1] First attested in the "Garae Eonhae" 가례언해 (garyeeonhae) 家禮諺解家礼谚解, 1632, as 만흐다 (manheuda) Perhaps a combination word of (wàn) or 滿 (mǎn) + 하다 (hada).

PronunciationEdit

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  • IPA(key)[ˈma̠ːntʰa̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[:]
Revised Romanization? manta
Revised Romanization (translit.)? manhda
McCune–Reischauer? mant'a
Yale Romanization? mānhta

AdjectiveEdit

많다 (manta) (infinitive 많아, sequential 많으니)

  1. (to be) many, much, a lot, plentiful
    많은 사람 
    doni maneun saram
    someone who has a lot of money; a rich person (lit. "a person whose money is plentiful")
    오늘 전시회 방문자많다. 
    Oneul jeonsihoe bangmunjaga manta.
    Today there are many visitors at the exhibition.
    너무 많다. 
    Hal iri neomu manta.
    There is so much work to do.

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  • 적다 (jeokda, “(to be) few”)

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