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Etymology 1[edit]


멘 ←

몐 →


(transliterations: RR myeon, RRT , McCune–Reischauer myŏn, Yale myen)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of , , and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Inflectional suffix[edit]


  1. if
    suffix for verbs indicating conditional conjunctive
    , 저도 어요.
    Geubun-i gasi-myeon, jeo-do gagesseoyo.
    If he goes, I will also go.

Usage notes[edit]

면 (myeon) is appended to the sequential form of a verb or an adjective, except for that whose stem ends in (l). If so, 면 (myeon) is appended directly to the stem, conserving (l).

E.g. 푸르르니(푸르다) (pureureu-ni (pureuda), “blue”) + 면 = 푸르르면 (pureureu-myeon, “ if blue”)
울다(우니) (ul-da (uni), “to cry”) + 면 = 울면 (ul-myeon, “ if crying”)

Etymology 3[edit]



  1. noodles (hanja: )
  2. township (hanja: )

(Administrative divisions of South Korea) (ri), (dong), (myeon), (eup), (gu), (gun), (si), (do)