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U+C11C, 서
HANGUL SYLLABLE SEO
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Dubeolsik input:t-j

[U+C11B]
Hangul Syllables
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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]





섀 ←→ 세

Syllable[edit]

(seo)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 西, from the Middle Korean reading (Yale: syè), from Middle Chinese 西 (MC sei).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?seo
Revised Romanization (translit.)?seo
McCune–Reischauer?
Yale Romanization?se

Noun[edit]

(seo) (hanja 西)

  1. west
Coordinate terms[edit]
  • (compass points)
서북 (seobuk)
북서 (bukseo)
(buk) 동북 (dongbuk)
북동 (bukdong)
(seo) Compass rose simple plain.svg (dong)
서남 (seonam)
남서 (namseo)
(nam) 동남 (dongnam)
남동 (namdong)


Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Korean word from .

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [sʰʌ̹(ː)]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?seo
Revised Romanization (translit.)?seo
McCune–Reischauer?
Yale Romanization?

Noun[edit]

(seo) (hanja )

  1. police station
    에서 봅시다.
    Seoeseo bopsida.
    See [you] at the police station.

Suffix[edit]

—서 (-seo) (hanja )

  1. office; bureau; station
    경찰 (警察)gyeongchalseopolice station
    소방 (消防)sobangseofire station
    관공 (官公)gwan-gongseogovernment office

Etymology 4[edit]

Korean numbers (edit)
30
[a], [b] ←  2 3 4  → [a], [b], [c], [d]
    Native: (set), (se), (seok), (seo)
    Sino-Korean: (sam)
    Hanja:
    Ordinal: 셋째 (setjjae)
    Number of days: 사흘 (saheul)

Of native Korean origin. Compare (set, “three”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [sʰʌ̹(ː)]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?seo
Revised Romanization (translit.)?seo
McCune–Reischauer?
Yale Romanization?

Numeral[edit]

(seo)

  1. (dated or fossilized) three (before certain classifiers)
    Synonym: (se, more productive equivalent)

Etymology 5[edit]

Of native Korean origin. Compare 에서 (eseo, “from, in, at, on”).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?seo
Revised Romanization (translit.)?seo
McCune–Reischauer?
Yale Romanization?se

Particle[edit]

(seo)

  1. (denoting movement) from
  2. (locative, denoting a place where something happens) in, at, on
Usage notes[edit]
  • (seo) is the simple form of 에서 (eseo), used for phonetic reasons.
Synonyms[edit]