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Character  게 
Unicode name HANGUL SYLLABLE GE
Unicode block Hangul Syllables
Codepoint U+AC8C
Composition +
Dubeolsik keyboard entry r-p

Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]




거 ←

겨 →

Syllable[edit]

(transliterations: RR ge, RRT , McCune–Reischauer ke, Yale key)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Particle[edit]

(ge)

  1. A shortened form of the dative particle 에게 (ege); to, (for, by)
Usage notes[edit]
  • Like 에게 (ege), (ge) is only used only with nouns denoting animate objects (usually people or animals). This shortened form is only used with a few common words that end in a vowel, such as (nae, “I”) (alternate form), (ne, “you”) (alternate form), or (je, “I”) (humble, alternate form).
    사과를 주세요.
    Nae-ge sagwa-reul juseyo.
    Please give me an apple.
  • For nouns denoting inanimate objects, (e) is used instead.

Etymology 3[edit]

Reading of various Chinese characters.

Syllable[edit]

(ge)

  1. , , , , ,

Etymology 4[edit]

Contraction of .

Noun[edit]

(ge)

  1. thing (nominative case)
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

Of native Korean origin. Words with similar shapes exist in the region, compare Jeju 깅이 (ging-i), Japanese (kani), Proto-Sino-Tibetan *d-k(j)aːj ~ d-k(j)an (crab), Old Chinese (*m-kˁreʔ).

Noun[edit]

(ge)

  1. crab