지하철

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지하철 (jihacheol, “subway”).

Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 地下鐵, from  (“ground”) and (“below”) and (“iron”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ɕiɦa̠t͡ɕʰʌ̹ɭ/
  • Phonetic hangul: 지하철

Noun[edit]

지하철 (jihacheol) (hanja 地下鐵)

  1. subway

Related terms[edit]

  • 지하 (jiha, “underground”)
  • 전철 (jeoncheol, “metro”)
  • 철도 (cheoldo, “railroad”)