고양이

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Korean[edit]

고양이 (goyang-i)

Etymology[edit]

From older (goe) (Pronounced as 고이 ko-i in the 15c) + obsolete suffix -앙이(small things). First recorded in 1690, and became popular at the late 19th century.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ko̞ja̠ŋi]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? goyang-i
Revised Romanization (translit.)? goyang-i
McCune–Reischauer? koyangi
Yale Romanization? koyang.i

Noun[edit]

고양이 (goyang-i) (counter 마리)

  1. cat
    조용한 고양이가 쥐를 잡는다.
    Joyonghan goyang-i-ga jwi-reul jamneunda.
    The quiet cat catches the mouse. (proverb)

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See also[edit]

  • 길냥이 (gillyang-i, “stray cat”) (neologism)

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