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Definition 2022


Korean

숙숚숛숝숞
숡숢숣숤숥
숦숧숩숪숫숬
숭숮숰숱
쇼 ← → 숴

Noun

(sum)

  1. breath
  2. liveliness, spirit, vigor

Derived terms

Prefix to nouns

Suffix to nouns

  • 단숨에 (dansume) (dan-sum-e) in one breath cf. 한숨 (Either literally means one breath.)
  • 목숨 (moksum) (mog-, mok-) life
  • 한숨 (hansum) (han-) one breath, pause, sigh

Prefix to verbs

  • 숨가쁘다 (sumgappeuda) (-gappeuda) to be out of breath
  • 숨거두다 (sumgeoduda) (-geoduda) to breathe one's last
  • 숨넘어가다 (sumneomeogada) (-neomEogada) to breathe one's last
  • 숨돌리다 (sumdollida) (-dollida) to take breath
  • 숨막히다 (summakhida) (-maghida, -makhida) to be choked, suffocated
  • 숨쉬다 (sumswida) (-swida) to breathe
  • 숨죽이다 (sumjugida) (-jugIda) to hold one's breath, wither (vegetables, etc.)
  • 숨지다 (sumjida) (-jida) to breathe one's last, die
  • 숨차다 (sumchada) (-chada) to be out of breath

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