시계

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 時計, borrowed from Japanese 時計 (tokei)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ˈɕʰiːɡje̞] ~ [ˈɕʰiːɡe̞]
  • Phonetic Hangul[:/:]
Revised Romanization? sigye
Revised Romanization (translit.)? sigye
McCune–Reischauer? sigye
Yale Romanization? sīkyey

Noun[edit]

시계 (sigye) (hanja 時計)

  1. a timepiece
    시계가 12시(열두시)를 울림과 동시에, 나는 첫 울음소리를 냈다고 한다. 
    Sigyega 12si(yeoldusi)reul ullimgwa dongsie, naneun cheot ureumsorireul naetdago handa.
    It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and I began to cry, simultaneously.
    1869, Dickens, David Copperfield, chapter 1 (The original sentence in English)