병원

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 病院, from (sickness) + (house)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈpjʌ̹(ː)ŋwʌ̹n]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?byeong'won
Revised Romanization (translit.)?byeong'won
McCune–Reischauer?pyŏngwŏn
Yale Romanization?pyēngwen

Noun[edit]

병원 (byeong'won) (hanja 病院)

  1. a hospital
  2. (by extension) any facility for healing or treatment of people, animals, or things
  3. (South Korean law) a medical facility capable of handling 30 or more patients at a time