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젓가락

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From (, jeo, “chopstick”) + (-s-) + 가락 (garak, “rod”). First attested in the Gugeopganibang eonhae (救急簡易方諺解 / 구급간이방언해), 1489, as 졋가락 (Yale: cyeskalak).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [t͡ɕʌ̹t̚k͈a̠ɾa̠k̚] ~ [t͡ɕʌ̹k͈a̠ɾa̠k̚]

IPA(key) [t͡ɕʌ̹t̚k͈a̠ɾa̠k̚] ~ [t͡ɕʌ̹k͈a̠ɾa̠k̚]
Phonetic Hangul /
Romanizations
RR jeotgarak
RR (translit.) jeosgalag
MC chŏtkarak
Yale cesqkalak

NounEdit

젓가락 (jeotgarak)

  1. chopsticks
    젓가락으로 먹다jeotgarakeuro meokdato eat with chopsticks
    국수를 먹으려면 젓가락이 있어야 한다.
    Guksureul meogeuryeomyeon jeotgaraki isseoya handa.
    You need chopsticks to eat noodles.
    젓가락을 내려놓을 때 소리가 나지 않도록 조심하세요.
    Jeotgarakeul naeryeonoeul ttae soriga naji antorok josimhaseyo.
    Be careful not to make sounds when you are putting down your chopsticks.
    • 2014, 중국의 도둑 클래스, 젓가락으로 스마트폰 훔치고 `끝`
      사진 속에는 자전거를 타고 가는 여성의 뒤를 따라가며 젓가락으로 스마트폰을 훔치는 남성이 담겨 있다.
      Sajin sogeneun jajeon-georeul tago ganeun yeoseong-ui dwireul ttaragamyeo jeotgarakeuro seumateuponeul humchineun namseong-i damgyeo itda.
      The picture shows the thief following the woman riding the bicycle and using chopsticks to snatch the smartphone from her.

Derived termsEdit

  • 젓가락질 (jeotgarakjil, “using chopsticks, handling chopsticks”)

See alsoEdit