서울

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of native Korean origin. Early Modern Korean 셔울 syeoul, from Late Middle Korean 셔불 syeobul ("royal capital"), putatively from Sillan seorabeol ("capital").

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

서울 (seoul)

  1. capital; large city
    파리는 프랑스의 서울이다.
    Pari-neun Peurangseu-ui seour-ida.
    Paris is the capital of France.
    우리나라의 서울은 서울이다.
    Urinara-ui seour-eun Seour-ida.
    The capital of our country (i.e. Korea) is Seoul.

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Proper noun[edit]

서울 (Seoul)

  1. Seoul (the capital city of South Korea)
    서울에 가요.
    Seour-e gayo.
    (I am, you are, he is, etc.) going to Seoul.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Unlike the majority of Korean place names, 서울 doesn't have a hanja form and is only written in hangeul.

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