힘쓰다

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From (him, “strength, power”) + 쓰다 (sseuda, “to use or expend”). First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as 힘다.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

힘쓰다 ‎(himsseuda) ‎(infinitive 힘써, sequential 힘쓰니)

  1. to exert oneself

ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror), “힘쓰다”, 표준국어대사전[1], retrieved 2007-06-01
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