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Character  서 
Unicode block Hangul Syllables
Codepoint U+C11C
Composition +
Dubeolsik keyboard entry t-j

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]




섀 ←

세 →

Syllable[edit]

(transliterations: RR seo, RRT , McCune–Reischauer , Yale se)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

Noun[edit]

(seo) (hanja 西)

  1. west

(seo) (hanja )

  1. book

(seo) (hanja )

  1. prosperity

Etymology 3[edit]

Of native Korean origin. Compare (set, “three”)

Noun[edit]

(seo)

  1. three; Variant form of .
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Of native Korean origin. Compare 에서 (eseo, “from, in, at, on”)

Particle[edit]

(seo)

  1. (denoting movement) from
  2. (locative, denoting a place where something happens) in, at, on
Usage notes[edit]
  • (seo) is the simple form of 에서 (eseo), used for phonetic reasons.
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

Inflectional suffix[edit]

(seo)

  1. and thus
    (seo) follows a verb in the - (eo)/ (a)- form to express that the event indicated by the clause to which the verb belongs is the cause of the effect indicated by the following clause.
  2. and then
    (seo) follows a verb in the - (eo)/ (a)- form to express that the event indicated by the clause to which the verb belongs occurs before the event indicated by the following clause.
Synonyms[edit]