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


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오다 (oda) (infinitive , sequential 오니)

  1. To come
    파티에 와서 고마워.
    Patie waseo gomawo.
    Thanks for coming to the party.
    토요일에 우리 밴드 연주를 보러 오세요.
    Toyoire uri baendeu yeonjureul boreo oseyo.
    Come see my band perform Saturday.
  2. (of rain, snow etc) to fall
    비가 온다.
    Biga onda.
    It's raining. (Literally, "Rain comes.")


Usage notesEdit

오다 (oda) has two forms for the 해라체 (haerache, “plain”) imperative. The blunt form is regular: 와라 (wara, “come!”). The less blunt form is irregular: 오너라 (oneora, “(please) come!”). Other verbs with the irregular non-blunt form are 일어나다 (ireonada, “to get up”), 자라다 (jarada, “to grow”), 자다 (jada, “to sleep”), 가다 (gada, “to go”), and compound verbs ending in 가다 (gada).