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U+3142, ㅂ
HANGUL LETTER PIEUP

[U+3141]
Hangul Compatibility Jamo
[U+3143]
U+1107, ᄇ
HANGUL CHOSEONG PIEUP

[U+1106]
Hangul Jamo
[U+1108]
U+11B8, ᆸ
HANGUL JONGSEONG PIEUP

[U+11B7]
Hangul Jamo
[U+11B9]
U+FFB2, ᄇ
HALFWIDTH HANGUL LETTER PIEUP

[U+FFB1]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FFB3]

Korean[edit]

Stroke order
ㅂ (bieup) stroke order.png

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Symbol[edit]

‎(b)

  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)