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U+B3C8, 돈
Composition: + +
Dubeolsik input:e-h-s

Hangul Syllables


Etymology 1[edit]

뎨 ←→ 돠



  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 Middle Korean (ton). Various hypotheses exist regarding the etymology beyond Middle Korean. Possibly a pre-Middle Chinese borrowing, from (OC *d͡zen, "money"). This word has also been connected with 돌— (dol-, “to turn, to circulate”) and (dol, “stone”). One of hypotheses explains 돈 as the present indicative connective form of 돌— (dol-, “to turn, to circulate”). (Literally, "the one which is tuned around")


  • IPA(key)[to̞ːn]
  • Phonetic Hangul[:]
Revised Romanization? don
Revised Romanization (translit.)? don
McCune–Reischauer? ton
Yale Romanization? tōn



  1. money
    그 여자는 많은 영화 배우이다.
    Geu yeojaneun don maneun yeonghwa bae-u-ida.
    She is a film star with a lot of money.
    나는 이 방법이 을 절약해 줄 것이라고 확신한다.
    Naneun i bangbeobi doneul jeoryakhae jul geosirago hwaksinhanda.
    I am pretty sure this way will save us money.
Derived terms[edit]
  • 돈궤 (, don-gwe, “cash box”)
  • 돈놀이 (donnori, “money-lending”)
  • 돈독 (, dondok, “crave for money”)
  • 돈맛 (donmat, “taste, love of money”)
  • 돈벌이 (donbeori, “money-making”)
  • 돈벼락 (donbyeorak, “sudden wealth”)
  • 돈복 (, donbok, “luck in making money”)
  • 돈주머니 (donjumeoni, “purse, money bag”)
  • 돈줄 (donjul, “source of finacial support”)
  • 돈지갑 (紙匣, donjigap, “purse”)
  • 돈푼 (donpun, “little money”)
  • 목돈 (mokdon, “round sum of money”)
  • 잔돈 (jandon, “change, small money”)

See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]



  1. (units of measure) A don (), a Korean unit of weight equivalent to aboutg.
    그 반지는 3 정도 한다.Geu banjineun 3don jeongdo handa.The gold ring weighs about three don.