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U+C528, 씨
HANGUL SYLLABLE SSI
Composition: +
Dubeolsik input:T-l

[U+C527]
Hangul Syllables
[U+C529]

Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ɕ͈i]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? ssi
Revised Romanization (translit.)? ssi
McCune–Reischauer? ssi
Yale Romanization? ssi

Etymology 1[edit]





씌 ←→ 아

Syllable[edit]

(ssi)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as Middle Korean ᄡᅵ (Yale: psi).

Noun[edit]

(ssi)

  1. seed, kernel
  2. semen
  3. breed, offspring
  4. gene
  5. woof, weft
  6. part of speech
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Etymology 3[edit]

First attested in the Sinjeung yuhap (新增類合 / 신증유합), 1576, as Middle Korean  (Yale: si). Perhaps Sino-Korean word from

Noun[edit]

(ssi)

  1. sir or madam, Mr. or Ms.
    안녕하십니까, 찬호? 
    Annyeonghasimnikka, Chanhossi?
    How are you, Mr. Chanho?
  2. lineage; surname
Usage notes[edit]
Applying this honorific directly to a surname is considered rude or a way of indicting that the addressee is a social inferior. As a mark of respect, it should follow either the full name or just the given name.
In an organization, using 씨 means the referent has no job title, and it is not appropriate even when the title is minor.
Higher Equal or lower
With a title Without a title Familiar
Family name 홍 과장
Manager Hong
홍 과장
Manager Hong
Full name 홍길동 과장
Manager Hong Gildong
홍길동 과장
Manager Hong Gildong
홍길동
Mr. Hong Gildong
Given name 길동 과장
Manager Gildong
길동
Gildong
길동
Gildong
No name 과장
Manager

Syllable[edit]

(ssi)

  1. : wife
    (eumhun reading: 각시 씨 (gaksi ssi))
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiᴇ, t͡siᴇŋ, d͡ʑiᴇX))

Etymology 4[edit]

From 씨발 (ssibal) or 씨팔 (ssipal).

Interjection[edit]

(ssi)

  1. shit
    아 추워 ! 
    A chuwo ssi!
    Oh shit, it's cold!
Usage notes[edit]

Added at the end of a sentence.