흘리다

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

흐르 (heureu-, to flow) + (-i-, causative suffix) + (-da, suffix conventionally given for citation forms).

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as Middle Korean 흘리〮다〮 (Yale: hùllí-tá).

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?heullida
Revised Romanization (translit.)?heullida
McCune–Reischauer?hŭllida
Yale Romanization?hullita

VerbEdit

Korean verb set
Base 흐르다 (heureuda)
Causative흘리다 (heullida)

흘리다 (heullida) (infinitive 흘려 or 흘리어, sequential 흘리니) (transitive)

  1. to cause to flow; to spill
    실수 우유 흘렸어. (colloquial)
    Silsu-ro uyu-reul heullyeosseo.
    I spilled the milk by mistake.
  2. to drop (liquid)
    눈물 흘리다nunmur-eul heullidato shed tears
  3. (slang) to drop a hint (in romantic relationships)
    흘렸으면 고백 을걸?
    Neo-ga an heullyeosseumyeon gyae-do gobaek an haesseulgeol?
    I don't think she would have confessed to you if you weren't dropping hints.

ConjugationEdit