배우자

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 配偶者, from 配偶 (partner) + (person).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈpɛ(ː)ud͡ʑa̠] ~ [ˈpe̞(ː)ud͡ʑa̠]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)/(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?bae'uja
Revised Romanization (translit.)?bae'uja
McCune–Reischauer?paeuja
Yale Romanization?pāywuca

Noun[edit]

배우자 (bae'uja) (hanja 配偶者)

  1. spouse