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U+C369, 썩
HANGUL SYLLABLE SSEOG
Composition: + +
Dubeolsik input:T-j-r

[U+C368]
Hangul Syllables
[U+C36A]

Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?sseok
Revised Romanization (translit.)?sseog
McCune–Reischauer?ssŏk
Yale Romanization?ssek

Etymology 1[edit]

Intensive form of (seok).

Ideophone[edit]

(sseok)

  1. (of paper, etc.) while cutting in one quite powerful stroke
  2. (by extension) while quite forcefully pushing, while quite forcefully extending (a line on paper, etc.)
  3. exceedingly
    기분 좋지 않아.
    Gibuni sseok jochineun ana.
    I don't feel that great.
  4. swiftly, with haste
    부순 사람 나와?
    I jan busun saram sseok an nawa?
    Whoever broke this cup, come out now!

Usage notes[edit]

(sseok) is the yin vowel, or dark vowel, form of (ssak).

In contemporary Korean, the yin vowels refer to /ʌ/, /e/, /u/, and often /i/. In Korean ideophones and sensory words, forms with these vowels have a connotation of darkness, largeness, murkiness, bluntness, old age, or negativeness.


(sseok) is the intensive consonant form of (seok).

In many Korean ideophones and sensory words, forms with consonants which are aspirated or tensed are intensive; they emphasize the degree to which the description is true.

Etymology 2[edit]

Onomatopoeia.

Ideophone[edit]

(sseok)

  1. (onomatopoeia) while crunching and eating (a fruit, etc.)