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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 Middle Korean .

Noun[edit]

(al)

  1. egg, roe (of fish)
  2. grain (of cereals)
  3. (chiefly as a suffix) ball (small round object)
Usage notes[edit]
  • (al) means "an egg of some animal that lays eggs", e.g., 새알 (saeal, “a bird's egg”), 메추리알 (mechurial, “a quail egg”), 개구리의 알 (gaeguriui al, “a frog's egg”).
    • To mean a hen's egg (as in "boiled eggs"), use 달걀 (dalgyal), or equivalently, 계란 (gyeran).
    • To mean the egg cell (e.g., the human egg), use 난자 (nanja).

Derived terms[edit]

(egg):

(grain):

(ball):

Related terms[edit]

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