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


Etymology 1[edit]

씌 ←

아 →


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

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Of native Korean origin.



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

Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Korean word from  (“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.



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