KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Korean word from 利子.

PronunciationEdit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈi(ː)d͡ʑa̠]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ija
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ija
McCune–Reischauer?ija
Yale Romanization?īca

NounEdit

이자 (ija) (hanja 利子)

  1. (finance) interest

Etymology 2Edit

Related to 이제 (ije).

AdverbEdit

이자 (ija)

  1. (dialectal, Pyongan, Jeolla dialect, Gyeongsang) now
    Synonym: (Standard Korean) 이제 (ije)
    • 2020 September 28, 최태선, “평안도 사투리와 각 지방 별명”, in 김길선's 평양만사[1], 자강도 송원군:
      다음 이자 평북도 돼지 키우고...
      Geu da'eum ija pyeongbukdo-neun dwaeji kiugo...
      Next, now in northern Pyongan province they raise pigs...
    • 1979 December 1, 이수영, “개무덤”, in 한국구비문학대계[2], 경상부고 경주시 황오동:
      그래 주인 취해가주 이자 깨나서 보니...
      Geurae ju'in-eun ma sur-eul chwihaegaju ija kkaenaseo boni...
      Then the house owners, who had been drunk from alchohol, had now woken up and saw...