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Korean

Etymology 1

Hangul block.

Symbol

  1. initial (g) with medial (a) and no final. Transliterated as ga in the South Korean Revised Romanization and ka in the Yale Romanization.
Usage notes
  • (ga) is the first syllable of the hangeul writing system.

Etymology 2

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as ᄀᆞᆺ (Yale: kos).

Pronunciation

Noun

(ga)

  1. (often Template loop detected: Template:context 1) bound, edge, end, margin, rim, side, verge
Synonyms
  • (bound, edge, end): 가장자리 (gajangjari), 변두리 (byeonduri, )
Antonyms
Derived terms
  • 가없다 (ga-eopda, “to be boundless, limitless”)
  • 강가 (gangga, “riverside”, )
  • 길가 (gilga, “roadside”)
  • 난로가 (nanroga, “fireside”, 煖爐)
  • 물가 (mulga, “shore”)
  • 바닷가 (badatga, “seaside”)
  • 입가 (ipga, “lips”)
Related terms

Etymology 3

Of native Korean origin.

Pronunciation

Particle

(ga)

  1. Indicates the subject of a sentence.
Usage notes
  • (ga) indicates the subject of the verb in the sentence, as opposed to the object, which * (reul) indicates. See also (neun), which indicates the topic of the sentence.
  • (ga) is used only after words ending with a vowel. After words ending with a consonant, (i) is used instead.
Synonyms
  • (i)
See also
  • (eun)
  • (neun)
  • (eul)
  • (reul)

Etymology 4

Korean reading of various Chinese characters

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [ka] Some characters may be pronounced with a long vowel, kaː or 가ː.
  • Phonetic hangul: 가ː

Noun

(ga)

Suffix

(ga)

  1. (): street
    • 종로3
      Jongno 3(sam)-ga
      "The 3rd Jongno Street"

Syllable

(ga)

  1. : lie
    (eumhun reading: 거짓 가)
  2. : temple
    (eumhun reading: 절 가)
  3. : beautiful
    (eumhun reading: 아름다울 가)
  4. : lie
    (eumhun reading: 거짓 가)
  5. : furniture
    (eumhun reading: 가구 가)
  6. : price
    (eumhun reading: 값 가)
  7. : street
    (eumhun reading: 거리 가)
Derived terms
  • 가하다 (gahada, “to be all right”, 可하다)
  • 가하다 (gahada, “to add”, 加하다)

Etymology 5

Infinitive of 가다 (gada, “to go”).

Pronunciation

Verb

(ga), infinitive of 가다

  1. connective form of 가다 (gada, “to go”): because of going, upon going.
  2. informal form of 가다 (gada, “to go”): go (indicative/interrogative/imperative), let's go
Synonyms
  • (infinitive of 가다, because of going, upon going): 가서 (gaseo)

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