생각하다

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean ᄉᆡᇰ〮각〮ᄒᆞ다〮 (Yale: sóyngkák-hòtá).

From 생각 (saenggak, thought; idea) +‎ 하다 (-hada, to do, light verb deriving active verbs).

PronunciationEdit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [sʰɛŋɡa̠kʰa̠da̠] ~ [sʰe̞ŋɡa̠kʰa̠da̠]
    • (file)
  • Phonetic hangul: [/]
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?saenggakhada
Revised Romanization (translit.)?saenggaghada
McCune–Reischauer?saenggakhada
Yale Romanization?sayngkak.hata

VerbEdit

생각하다 (saenggakhada) (infinitive 생각해 or 생각하여, sequential 생각하니)

  1. to think
    그렇게 생각하는데요?
    Wae geureoke saenggakhaneundeyo?
    What makes you think so?
    (file)
    어떤 독서 쓸데없다 생각한다.
    Eotteon i-deur-eun dokseo-ga sseuldeeopda-go saenggakhanda.
    Some believe reading is a waste of time.
    이번 가지고 가려고는 생각하지 않습니다.
    Ibeonen je cha-reul gajigo garyeogoneun saenggakhaji anseumnida.
    Well, I don’t think I will bring my car this time.

ConjugationEdit