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Stroke order
ㅂ (bieup) stroke order.png



The traditional account* states that ‎(b) is derived from ‎(m) by the addition of a stroke (ㅁ而ㅂ [] 其因聲加畫).


  • IPA(key): /p/, [p], [b], [p̚], [m]
  • Phonetic hangul: ㅂ, ㅁ



  1. 비읍 (bieup, “bieup”), a jamo (letter) of the alphabet of the Korean writing system, hangeul; the unaspirated bilabial plosive (/p/)

Usage notes[edit]

In the North Korean order, (b) is the sixth jamo. In the South Korean order, it is the eighth.

See also[edit]

  • (unaspirated plosive jamo): (d), (g)
  • (bilabial jamo): (m), (p)

Derived terms[edit]

  • (p)
  • (m) (in Ledyard account)