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U+B4E4, 들
HANGUL SYLLABLE DEUL
Composition: + +
Dubeolsik input:e-m-f

[U+B4E3]
Hangul Syllables
[U+B4E5]

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]





듀 ←→ 듸

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[tɯɭ]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? deul
Revised Romanization (translit.)? deul
McCune–Reischauer? tŭl
Yale Romanization? tul

Syllable[edit]

(deul)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean  (Yale: tulh), a contracted form of Middle Korean 드릏 (tuluh).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[tɯːɭ]
  • Phonetic Hangul[:]
Revised Romanization? deul
Revised Romanization (translit.)? deul
McCune–Reischauer? tŭl
Yale Romanization? tūl

Noun[edit]

(deul)

  1. meadow

Etymology 3[edit]

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as Middle Korean —ᄃᆞᆶ (Yale: -tolh).

Sometimes regarded as a nativized form of Middle Chinese (MC dɑt̚), but this is unlikely, since Middle Korean has a final cluster which is difficult to explain phonetically as a result of borrowing. However, it may be cognate with Japanese (たち, tachi), which is also a pluralizer.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[tɯɭ]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? deul
Revised Romanization (translit.)? deul
McCune–Reischauer? tŭl
Yale Romanization? tul

Particle[edit]

(deul)

  1. -s (indicating the plural of a noun)
    사람saramdeulpeople, persons
    기억gieokdeulmemories
Usage notes[edit]
  • Korean does not grammatically distinguish between singular and plural nouns. Thus, while 사람들 (saramdeul) means "people", 사람 (saram) can mean either "person" or "people", depending on context.
  • (deul) is rarely used with nouns denoting inanimate objects. It is more often used with nouns denoting animate objects (people and animals), but then only when it is semantically necessary to make a distinction between singular and plural, or to emphasize plurality.

Etymology 4[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Verb[edit]

(deul) (future determiner of 들다)

  1. which will spend
  2. which will enter