Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
U+C54C, 알
HANGUL SYLLABLE AL
Composition: + +
Dubeolsik input: d-k-f

[U+C54B]
Hangul Syllables
[U+C54D]

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]





씨 ← → 애

Syllable[edit]

(al)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of , , and .

Etymology 2[edit]

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as .

Noun[edit]

(al)

  1. egg, roe (of fish)
  2. grain (of cereals)
  3. (chiefly as a suffix) ball (small round object)
  • Usage note: 알 means "an egg of some animal that lays eggs", e.g., 새알 (a bird's egg), 메추리알 (a quail egg), 개구리의 알 (a frog's egg). To mean a hen's egg (as in "boiled eggs"), use 달걀, or equivalently, 계란. To mean the egg cell (e.g., the human egg), use 난자.

Related terms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

(egg):

(grain):

(ball):

See also[edit]