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Etymology 1[edit]


멘 ←

몐 →


(transliterations: RR myeon, RRT , McCune–Reischauer myŏn, Yale myen)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Inflectional suffix[edit]


  1. if
    suffix for verbs indicating conditional conjunctive
    , 저도 어요.
    Geubun-i gasi-myeon, jeo-do gagesseoyo.
    If he goes, I will also go.

Usage notes[edit]

The suffix 면 (myeon) is appended to the sequential form. If the stem ends in (l), the (l) does not fall out.

E.g. 푸르다 (푸르니/푸르면) (pureuda (pureuni/pureumyeon), “blue”) → 푸르 (pureumyeon, “if blue”)
울다 (우니/면) (ulda (uni/ulmyeon), “to cry”) → (ulmyeon, “if crying”)

Etymology 3[edit]



  1. noodles (hanja: )
  2. township (hanja: )

(Administrative divisions of South Korea) ‎(ri), ‎(dong), ‎(myeon), ‎(eup), ‎(gu), ‎(gun), ‎(si), ‎(do)