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Character
Unicode name HANGUL SYLLABLE RI
Code point U+B9AC
Entity number 리
Unicode block Hangul Syllables
Composition +
Dubeolsik input f-l
[U+B9AB] [U+B9AD]

Korean[edit]



릿

릐 ←

마 →

Etymology 1[edit]

Syllable[edit]

(transliterations: RR ri, RRT , McCune–Reischauer ri, Yale li)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Derivational suffix[edit]

‎(ri)

  1. a suffix deriving a passive verb.

Derivational suffix[edit]

‎(ri)

  1. a suffix deriving a causative verb.

Etymology 3[edit]

Inflectional suffix[edit]

‎(-ri-)

  1. (obsolete) I guess sb will ...
  2. (obsolete) I/We will ...

Inflectional suffix[edit]

‎(-ri)

  1. (obsolete) I guess sb will ...
  2. (obsolete) I/We will ...
  3. (obsolete) How on earth will I/we ...?

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix -ri- is followed only by specific suffixes, including -da, -ra, -ni, -nira, therefore making combined suffixes like -rida, -rira, -rini, -rinira.

The suffix -ri takes the sequential form, and if the stem ends in (l), the (l) does not fall out.

Etymology 4[edit]

Noun[edit]

‎(ri) ‎(hanja )

  1. (dependent) reason, logic, (with negation) even the slightest possibility

Noun[edit]

‎(ri) ‎(hanja )

  1. A village.
    (Administrative divisions of South Korea) ‎(ri), ‎(dong), ‎(myeon), ‎(eup), ‎(gu), ‎(gun), ‎(si), ‎(do)
  2. (unit) [[Li] (0.393 kilometers).

Proper noun[edit]

‎(Ri) ‎(hanja )

Hanja in this word
  1. The second most common Korean surname - the North Korean spelling.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Most commonly romanized as Lee. Other romanizations include Li, Yi, Ri, and Rhee. Due to the phonology of the South Korean, the spelling ‎(i) is used in South Korea.

Derivational suffix[edit]

- ‎(ri) ‎(hanja 裡, 裏)

  1. in the center of
Derived terms[edit]