국면

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 局面.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

국면 (gungmyeon) (hanja 局面)

  1. situation, state, phase; aspect
    파업이 새로운 국면에 접어들었다.
    Pa-eobi saeroun gungmyeon-e jeobeodeureotda.
    The strike has entered new conditions.

Usage notes[edit]

This word usually is used as bound noun which is modified by a certain Sino-Korean root. For example:

부동산 시장이 침체 국면으로 접어들었다.
Budongsan sijang-i chimche gungmyeoneuro jeobeodeureotda.
The real estate market has entered a state of depression.

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