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Character  과 
Unicode name HANGUL SYLLABLE GWA
Unicode block Hangul Syllables
Codepoint U+ACFC
Composition +
Dubeolsik keyboard entry r-h-k
Hangul Syllables → 

Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

곿


고 ←

괘 →

Syllable[edit]

(transliterations: RR gwa, RRT , McCune–Reischauer kwa, Yale kwa)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (used after words ending in a vowel) (wa)

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

(gwa)

  1. and
    연필chaek-gwa yeonpil ― pencil and book
  2. with; together with
    가족 같이 가세요?
    Gajok-gwa gachi gaseyo?
    Are [you] going with [your] family?
  3. in relation to

Usage notes[edit]

(gwa) is used only at the end of words ending in a consonant. (wa) replaces it after words ending in a vowel.

Etymology 3[edit]

Reading of various Chinese characters.

Noun[edit]

(gwa) (hanja )

  1. Academic subject or field of inquiry.

(gwa) (hanja )

  1. lesson
    제1(일)je1(il)gwa ― the first lesson

Suffix[edit]

(gwa)

  1. An academic department.
    물리학mullihak-gwadepartment of physics
  2. A taxonomic family.
    사다샛sadasaet-gwa ― Pelecanidae

Syllable[edit]

(gwa)

  1. , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,