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Character
Unicode name HANGUL SYLLABLE NYA
Code point U+B0D0
Entity number 냐
Unicode block Hangul Syllables
Composition +
Dubeolsik input s-i
[U+B0CF] [U+B0D1]

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]




내 ←

냬 →

Syllable[edit]

‎(nya)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as  (Yale: nye).

Suffix[edit]

‎(nya)

  1. a plain style interrogative suffix
    농사그리 싫으?
    Nongsaga geuri sireunya?
    I see you don't like farming, but that much?
    뒈지고 어서 환장?
    Dwejigo sipeoseo hwanjang haennya?
    (offensive) Ha, you seem eager to be killed?

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix 냐 (nya) takes the sequential form of an adjective and 이다 (ida, “to be”), but colloquially can also be directly appended to the stem of a verb or an adjective with vulgar sense. In both case, the consonant (l) drops out, if any.

For the literary sense, verbs, existential adjectives 있다 (itda, “to exist”), 없다 (eopda, “not to exist”), and 계시다 (gyesida, “to exist (honorific)”), and adjectives with non-present tense are followed by 느냐 (neunya) instead.

See also[edit]