삼키다

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as ᄉᆞᆷᄭᅵ다 (Yale: somskita).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

삼키다 (samkida) (infinitive 삼켜 or 삼키어, sequential 삼키니)

  1. To swallow. (to cause to pass from the mouth into the stomach)
    아이가 무엇을 삼켰는지 자꾸 토한다.
    ai-ga mwos-eul samkyeonneunji jakku tohanda.
    The kid keeps gagging, like [he] swallowed something.
  2. To suppress or stifle an expression of emotion.
    막 쏟아지려는 눈물을 못내 삼키며 집을 뛰쳐나갔다.
    mak ssodajiryeoneun nunmur-eul monnae samkimyeo jib-eul ttwichyeonagatda.
    [I] ran out of the house, holding back the tears that were ready to flow.
  3. To secretly make something one's own; to steal.
    남의 돈을 슬쩍 삼키고는 오리발을 내밀었다.
    nam-ui don-eul seuljjeok samkigo-neun oribar-eul naemireotda.
    [He] secretly took someone else's money and played innocent.

ConjugationEdit

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