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U+B124, 네
HANGUL SYLLABLE NE
Composition: +
Dubeolsik input:s-p

[U+B123]
Hangul Syllables
[U+B125]

Jeju[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Of native Jeju origin.

Determiner[edit]

(ne)

  1. four

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

(ne)

  1. smoke

Etymology 3[edit]

Particle[edit]

(ne)

  1. -s (indicating the plural of a noun)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Restricted to pronouns.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • ” in Jeju's culture and language, Digital museum.

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]





너 ←→ 녀

Syllable[edit]

(ne)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Korean numbers (edit)
40
[a], [b], [c], [d] ←  3 4 5  → 
    Native: (net), (ne), (neok), (neo)
    Sino-Korean: (sa)
    Hanja:
    Ordinal: 넷째 (netjjae)
    Number of days: 나흘 (naheul)

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean 네〯 (Yale: něy).

Beyond Middle Korean, the reconstruction of the ancestral Koreanic root for "four" is difficult. See a list of relevant attestations and forms in Appendix:Historical Koreanic numerals#Four.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ne̞(ː)]
  • 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?ne
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ne
McCune–Reischauer?ne
Yale Romanization?nēy

Determiner[edit]

(ne)

  1. (native numeral) four (of something)
    학생
    haksaeng ne myeong
    four students
    비둘기 마리
    bidulgi ne mari
    four pigeons
    Synonym: () (sa, four, Sino-Korean numeral)
Related terms[edit]
  • (net, four, as a noun)

Etymology 3[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ne̞(ː)]
  • 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?ne
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ne
McCune–Reischauer?ne
Yale Romanization?nēy

Interjection[edit]

(ne)

  1. (polite) yes
    • , 알겠습니다.
      Ne, algetseumnida.
      Yes, I understand.
See also[edit]
  • (ye) (formal)
  • (eung) (plain)
  • (eo) (plain)

Usage notes[edit]

Korean has a number of words for "yes". (ye) is highly polite and formal, appropriate in an interview; (ne) is polite but less formal, appropriate in a conversation with parents; and (eung) and (eo) are plain and non-formal, appropriate in a conversation with friends.

Etymology 4[edit]

  • Contraction of (neo, “you”) and (i, “subject marker”). (Note that 너이 is ungrammatical now.)
  • Contraction of (neo, “you”) and (ui, “possessive marker”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ni/ne
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ni/ne
McCune–Reischauer?ni/ne
Yale Romanization?ni/ney

Pronoun[edit]

(ne)

  1. you
    a nominative synonym for (neo, “you”) (the second person singular familiar pronoun)
    generally used only in (nega)
    • 가 지금처럼 바쁜 건 처음 봐. 무슨 일 있어?
      Nega jigeumcheoreom bappeun geon cheo'eum bwa. Museun il isseo?
      I don't remember ever seeing you so busy. What's the deal?
  2. your
    a Contraction of (neoui)., the possessive form of (neo, “you”) (the second person singular familiar pronoun)
Usage notes[edit]
It is usually pronounced as (ni) today to avoid the homophony with (nae, “I / my”).
Synonyms[edit]
  • (you): (neo)
  • (your): (ui)

Etymology 5[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ne
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ne
McCune–Reischauer?ne
Yale Romanization?ney

Suffix[edit]

—네 (-ne)

  1. a familiar style declarative suffix
  2. an intimate style exclamatory suffix for describing what the speaker has just realized; often opted when talking to oneself
    한국어를 잘 하시요!
    Han'gugeoreul jal hasineyo!
    Wow, you speak Korean well!
Usage notes[edit]

The suffix (ne) is directly appended to the stem of an adjective, a verb, or 이다 (ida, “to be”). If the stem ends in the consonant (l), it drops out

See also[edit]

Etymology 6[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ne
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ne
McCune–Reischauer?ne
Yale Romanization?ney

Suffix[edit]

—네 (-ne)

  1. the group to which someone belongs; the family, home, party of ...
    언니 (eonnine, “sister's family”), 순이네 (sunine, “Suni's family (hypocoristic)”)
  2. (soft or somewhat belittled) person/people who is/are ...
    아낙네 (anangne, “woman/women (in rural area)”), 남정네 (namjeongne, “man/men (in rural area)”)
    우리 (urine, “we (emphasis on community)”)