수박

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Beonyeok nogeoldae (飜譯老乞大 / 번역노걸대), 1517, as Middle Korean 슈〯박〮 (Yale: syǔpák), from (, syu) + (pak, gourd).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈsʰu(ː)ba̠k̚]
  • 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?subak
Revised Romanization (translit.)?subag
McCune–Reischauer?subak
Yale Romanization?swūpak

South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: / 수 / 수

Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch only on the second syllable, and also heightens the subsequent suffixed syllable.

Noun[edit]

수박 (subak)

  1. watermelon

Derived terms[edit]