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U+BA70, 며
Composition: +
Dubeolsik input:a-u

Hangul Syllables



메 ←→ 몌

Etymology 1[edit]



  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2[edit]


—(으)며 (-(eu)myeo)

  1. enumerates descriptions
    달걀 모양 길게 뾰족하고 둥글 바늘 모양의 톱니가 있다.
    Ipeun dalgyal moyang'imyeo kkeuteun gilge ppyojokhago miteun dunggeulmyeo baneul moyang'ui tomniga itda.
    The leaf is egg-shaped, and its end is long and sharp, and its bottom is round, and is saw-toothed.
    제품은 가장 빠른 컴퓨터 한국에서 만들어졌어요.
    I jepumeun gajang ppareun keompyuteoimyeo han'gugeseo mandeureojyeosseoyo.
    This product is the fastest computer, and it was made in Korea.
  2. as, while, at the same time (that)
    그녀는 가쁘게 강변 산책로따라 뛰었다.
    Geunyeoneun sumeul gappeuge swimyeo gangbyeon sanchaengnoreul ttara ttwieotda.
    She ran along the riverside walk while breathing heavily.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This suffix does not cause elision of (l), unlike most suffixes with epenthetic (eu).
  • In the sense of enumerating items, -며 and -고 have similar meanings. The difference is that -며 is more formal than -고.
  • In the sense that two actions are occurring at the same time, it is possible to substitute -면서 with -며. However, it is far more common to use -면서 in that sense.[2]


  • - (go) (for enumeration)
  • -면서 (myeonseo, “as, while”)


Etymology 3[edit]

From (이) ((i)-) (predicate particle) + (myeo)

Alternative forms[edit]



  1. enumerates items
    오이 부추 갖가지 채소로 김치를 담그는 아낙들의 손길바쁘다.
    Mumyeo oimyeo buchumyeo gatgaji chaesoro gimchireul damgeuneun anakdeurui son'giri bappeuda.
    Women are busy making kimchi from various vegetables such as white radishes, cucumbers, and leeks.

Usage notes[edit]

The particle 며 (myeo) appears after a vowel, while its alternative 이며 (imyeo) appears after a consonant.