예쁘다

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 어엿브다 (Yale: eyesputa). Original meaning was “pitiful”.

Compare the related 어여쁘다 (eoyeoppeuda, “pretty, lovely”) and 이쁘다 (ippeuda, “beautiful”).

PronunciationEdit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈje̞(ː)p͈ɯda̠]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?yeppeuda
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ye'ppeuda
McCune–Reischauer?yeppŭda
Yale Romanization?yēy.pputa

AdjectiveEdit

예쁘다 (yeppeuda) (infinitive 예뻐, sequential 예쁘니)

  1. to be pretty, lovely, beautiful, comely
    리나 예쁘기 때문에 모두 그녀 좋아합니다.
    Rina-neun yeppeugi ttaemune modu-deul geunyeo-reul joahamnida.
    Lina is so beautiful that everybody likes her.
    Synonym: 아름답다 (areumdapda)
  2. to be adorable
  3. to be nice, good

ConjugationEdit

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