경찰

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 警察, from  (“guarding”) and (“observing”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkjɘːŋt͡ɕʰa̠ɭ/
  • Phonetic hangul: 경:찰

Noun[edit]

경찰 (gyeongchal) (hanja 警察)

  1. the police
  2. a police officer
  3. policing generally

Derived terms[edit]

  • 경찰관 (gyeongchalgwan, “police officer”)
  • 경찰서 (gyeongchalseo, “police station”)

Related terms[edit]

  • 순찰 (sunchal, “patrol”)
  • 헌병 (heonbyeong, “military police”)