KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of native Korean origin.

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ida
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ida
McCune–Reischauer?ida
Yale Romanization?ita

PostpositionEdit

이다 (ida) (infinitive or 이어, sequential 이니)

  1. To be (something); to equal

Usage notesEdit

이다 (ida) is the Korean positive copula. Along with its negative, 아니다 (anida), it is often categorized as a Korean adjective, but often placed in their own grammatical category distinct from both verbs and adjectives. Some grammars classify 이다 (ida) as a particle and, like a particle, it is appended to the preceding word without an intervening space.

ConjugationEdit

Also see (da) for forms of the copula after a vowel.

SynonymsEdit

  • (da) (after a vowel)

AntonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • 있다 (itda, “to exist, to be present”)
  • 없다 (eopda, “not to exist, not be present”)