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Character  씨 
Hangul Syllables U+C528
Composition +
Dubeolsik keyboard entry T-l

Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]




씌 ←

아 →

Syllable[edit]

(transliterations: RR ssi, RRT , McCune–Reischauer , Yale ssi)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Noun[edit]

(ssi)

  1. seed, kernel
  2. semen
  3. breed, offspring
  4. gene
  5. woof, weft
  6. part of speech
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Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Korean word from .

Noun[edit]

(ssi)

  1. sir or madam, Mr. or Ms.
    안녕하십니까, 찬호?
    Annyeonghasimnikka, Chanho-ssi?
    How are you, Mr. Chanho?
  2. lineage; surname
Usage notes[edit]

Applying this honorific directly to a surname is considered rude or a way of indicting that the addressee is a social inferior. As a mark of respect, it should follow either the full name or just the given name.

Syllable[edit]

(ssi)

  1. : wife
    (eumhun reading: 각시 씨 (gaksi ssi))