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See also: -니

(see above for suffixes)

See also:
U+B2C8, 니
Composition: +
Dubeolsik input:s-l

Hangul Syllables

늬 ←→ 다



Revised Romanization?ni
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ni
Yale Romanization?ni

Etymology 1[edit]

See (ne).



  1. Pronunciation spelling of (ne, form of (neo, you)).
    이거 ?Igeo ni kkeo-ya?Is this yours?
    어떻게 생각하는데?Ni-ga na-reul eotteoke saenggakha-neunde?So what do you think about me?
  2. (Gyeongsang, southern Jeolla dialect) Alternative form of (neo, you).
    이름 ? (Gyeongsang dialect)Ni-neun ireum-i mwot-go?What's your name?

Etymology 2[edit]

See the main entry.



  1. (Pyongan or in compounds) Alternative form of (i, tooth)
Derived terms[edit]
  • See the main entry.

Etymology 3[edit]

Modern Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

In the majority of Modern Korean dialects (except that of Pyongan), these are traditionally pronounced as (ni) only as the non-initial character of a compound, and as (i) in isolation or as the first element of a compound. After a North Korean spelling reform in the mid-twentieth century, North Koreans always pronounce it as (ni) in all environments.



Extended content
  1. : mud
    (eumhun reading: 진흙 (jinheuk ni))
    (MC reading: (MC nei, neiH))
  2. : Buddhist nun
    (eumhun reading: 여승 (yeoseung ni))
    (MC reading: (MC ɳˠiɪ))
  3. : overgrown
    (eumhun reading: 무성한 (museonghan ni))
    (MC reading: (MC ɳˠiɪ, ɳˠiɪX))
  4. : abundant
    (eumhun reading: 많을 (maneul ni))
    (MC reading: (MC miᴇX))
  5. : greasy
    (eumhun reading: 기름질 (gireumjil ni))
    (MC reading: (MC ɳˠiɪH))
  6. : strong fragrance
    (eumhun reading: 진한 향기 (jinhan hyanggi ni))
    (MC reading: )
  7. : feel good
    (eumhun reading: 마음 좋을 (ma'eum-i joeul ni))
    (MC reading: )
  8. : whisper
    (eumhun reading: 소곤거릴 (sogongeoril ni))
    (MC reading: (MC ɳˠiɪ))
  9. : ashamed
    (eumhun reading: 부끄러워할 (bukkeureowohal ni))
    (MC reading: (MC ɳˠiɪ))
  10. : shrine for a deceased father
    (eumhun reading: 아버지 사당 (abeoji sadang ni))
    (MC reading: )
  11. : you
    (eumhun reading: (neo ni))
    (MC reading: )