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

Hangul Syllables



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Particularly: “These two terms (noun and particle) appear to be of separate derivation. The particle seems like it might be Sino-Korean from , same as Japanese (tachi, pluralizing suffix).”


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



  1. meadow



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

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.


(deul) (future determiner of 들다)

  1. which will spend
  2. which will enter