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U+B144, 년
HANGUL SYLLABLE NYEON
Composition: + +
Dubeolsik input:s-u-s

[U+B143]
Hangul Syllables
[U+B145]

Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ɲjʌ̹n]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? nyeon
Revised Romanization (translit.)? nyeon
McCune–Reischauer? nyŏn
Yale Romanization? nyen

Etymology 1[edit]





네 ←→ 녜

Syllable[edit]

(nyeon)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of , , and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Noun[edit]

(nyeon)

  1. (vulgar) bitch

Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Korean word from (year)

Counter[edit]

(nyeon) (hanja )

  1. year
    • 마지막 15(십오)
      majimak 15(sibo)nyeon
      the last 15 years

Noun[edit]

(nyeon) (hanja )

  1. (North Korea, Yanbian dialect) year
Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

Syllable[edit]

(nyeon)

  1. :
    (MC reading: (MC nen))
  2. :
    (MC reading: (MC nenX))
  3. :
    (MC reading: (MC ɳˠiᴇnH))
  4. : Alternative form of
    (MC reading: (MC nen))
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (yeon) (South Korea)
Usage notes[edit]

In South Korea, the hanja above are read as (yeon) when used as a single word or as the first syllable of a Sino-Korean compound. However, the reading (nyeon) is retained when the hanja is not part of the first syllable of a Sino-Korean compound. This is known as 두음 법칙 (頭音法則, dueum beopchik).

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