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See also:
U+B958, 류
HANGUL SYLLABLE RYU
Composition: +

[U+B957]
Hangul Syllables
[U+B959]




뤼 ←→ 르

Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from , from the Middle Korean reading (Yale: lyu).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ɾju(ː)]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ryu
Revised Romanization (translit.)?lyu
McCune–Reischauer?ryu
Yale Romanization?lyū

Noun[edit]

(ryu) (hanja )

  1. type; kind; sort
    그런 사고 다시 일어나면 된다.
    Geureon ryu-ui sago-neun dasi-neun ireonamyeon an doenda.
    An accident of that sort must never again happen.

Usage notes[edit]

The prescriptive South Korean standard demands the pronunciation (yu) for this character when used as a noun, but (ryu) is by far the more common—the number of Google search results preliminarily suggest that (ryu) is about ten times more frequent than (yu). South Korean legal documents also regularly use the "incorrect" (ryu). In North Korea, only (ryu) is accepted.

Suffix[edit]

—류 (-ryu) (hanja )

  1. type; category

Derived terms[edit]