건강

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 健康, from (strong) + (healthy).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈkʌ̹(ː)nɡa̠ŋ]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?geon'gang
Revised Romanization (translit.)?geongang
McCune–Reischauer?kŏn'gang
Yale Romanization?kēnkang

Noun[edit]

건강 (geon'gang) (hanja 健康)

  1. health
    공부하느라 건강 해치다gongbuhaneura geon'gang'eul haechidato damage one's health by studying [too much]
    건강 조심하다geon'gang'eul josimhadato take care of one's health

Derived terms[edit]