KoreanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?jigeum
Revised Romanization (translit.)?jigeum
McCune–Reischauer?chigŭm
Yale Romanization?cikum

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Korean word from 只今, from (only) + (now)

AdverbEdit

지금 (jigeum) (hanja 只今)

  1. now
    지금 기분이 어떠니?
    Neo jigeum gibuni eotteoni?
    How do you feel now?
    스튜디오 좀 봐도 되나요? — 음... 아마도 다음에요, 지금은 제가 바빠요.
    Seutyudio jom bwado doenayo? - eum... Amado da'eumeyo, jigeumeun jega bappayo.
    May I see the studio? — Um, maybe another time? Right now I am busy.
    Original English texts from 2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
    지금 누가 웁니까?jigeum nuga umnikka?Who is crying now?

NounEdit

지금 (jigeum) (hanja 只今)

  1. now, the current time
    지금까지jigeumkkajiuntil now
    지금부터jigeumbuteofrom now on

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Korean word from 地金, from (ground) + (gold)

NounEdit

지금 (jigeum) (hanja 地金)

  1. ingot gold, free gold