멸치

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?myeolchi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?myeolchi
McCune–Reischauer?myŏlch'i
Yale Romanization?myelchi
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 치의 / 치에 / 치까지

    Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch only on the first syllable, and lowers the pitch of subsequent suffixes.

Noun[edit]

멸치 (myeolchi)

  1. anchovy
  2. (colloquial, somewhat derogatory) a skinny person