Tuesday, January 28, 2014

0112 - 歌[가] - 노래, 가곡, 가사 - song, lyrics; sing, chant; praise

The Story [이야기] :

  • This is a pictophonetic character.  "A person yawning/a person opening her mouth for air" 欠 suggests the meaning, while 哥[가] suggests the sound.  可 is the picture of a mouth 口 singing out one(1) note.  To create a song, one must put together many notes 哥 and sing it out loud 欠.

Stroke Order [획순] :

New Vocabulary [새로운 단어] :

가수 [] - a singer; a vocalist; a vocal performer
교가 [] - a school [college] song; an Alma Mater (song)
군가 [] - a war song; a martial air; a marching song
국가 [] - the national anthem
장가 [] - a long poem [song]
자장가 [자장] - a lullaby; a cradle song; a nursery song


Example Sentences [예문] :

43세의 는 로서뿐만 아니라, 자선  그리고 열렬한 독도 애호로서의 이름을 날렸다.
The 43-year-old artist made a name for himself not only as a singer, but also as a charity worker and an avid promoter for Dokdo.

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