쇠고기

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Gugeupbang eonhae (救急方諺解 / 구급방언해), 1466, as Middle Korean ᄉᆈ고기 (Yale: sywoy-kwoki). (soe-, of a cow) +‎ 고기 (gogi, meat).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈsʰwe̞(ː)ɡo̞ɡi] ~ [ˈsʰø̞(ː)ɡo̞ɡi]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)/(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?soegogi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?soegogi
McCune–Reischauer?soegogi
Yale Romanization?sōykoki

Noun[edit]

쇠고기 (soegogi)

  1. beef
    Synonym: 소고기 (sogogi)

Usage notes[edit]

  • 소고기 (sogogi) is originally dialectal with 쇠고기 (soegogi) being the standard Seoul form, but nowadays the former is more common in Seoul as well.