씨발

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Medial voicing of 씨팔 (ssipal), which is a calque of English fucking[1].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ɕ͈iba̠ɭ]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? ssibal
Revised Romanization (translit.)? ssibal
McCune–Reischauer? ssibal
Yale Romanization? ssipal

Interjection[edit]

씨발 (ssibal)

  1. (vulgar) fuck!

Alternative forms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chae-un Yi (이재운) (2008) 뜻도 모르고 자주 쓰는 우리말 어원 500가지 (tteutdo moreugo jaju sseuneun urimal eowon 500gaji) [The 500 most common Korean words], ISBN 978-89-5913-339-0