KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 쟉〯다〮 (Yale: cyǎktá).

PronunciationEdit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈt͡ɕa̠(ː)k̚t͈a̠]
    • (file)
  • Phonetic hangeul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?jakda
Revised Romanization (translit.)?jagda
McCune–Reischauer?chakta
Yale Romanization?cāk.ta

AdjectiveEdit

작다 (jakda) (infinitive 작아, sequential 작으니)

  1. (to be) small
    작다.
    Geuneun kiga jakda.
    He is short.
    Antonym: 크다 (keuda)

ConjugationEdit

See alsoEdit