나무

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean 나모 (namwo).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[na̠mu]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? namu
Revised Romanization (translit.)? namu
McCune–Reischauer? namu
Yale Romanization? namu

Noun[edit]

나무 (namu)

  1. tree
  2. wood
    나무는 종이를 만드는 재료로 쓰인다.
    Namuneun jong-ireul mandeuneun jaeryoro sseu-inda.
    Wood is the material used to make paper.
    (file)
    최근의 어느 바람 불던 날, 수백명의 방문객이 빙하 앞에서 사진을 찍으려고 나무 계단을 올라갔다.
    Choegeunui eoneu baram buldeon nal, subaengmyeong-ui bangmun-gaegi bingha apeseo sajineul jjigeuryeogo namu gyedaneul ollagatda.
    On a recent windy day, hundreds of visitors climbed wooden stairs to take pictures in front of the glacier.

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