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U+C5B4, 어
HANGUL SYLLABLE EO
Composition: +
Dubeolsik input:d-j

[U+C5B3]
Hangul Syllables
[U+C5B5]
See also: -어

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Imitative. Compare English uh-huh.

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?eo
Revised Romanization (translit.)?eo
McCune–Reischauer?ŏ
Yale Romanization?e

Interjection[edit]

Ablaut/harmonic pair
Yin-form (eo)
Yang-form (a)

(eo)

  1. uh-huh, yes
  2. ah!, oh!; conveys surprise, urgency, or strong emotion
  3. huh?; conveys confusion
Usage notes[edit]
  • (yes): Korean has a number of words for "yes". (ye) is highly polite and formal, appropriate in an interview; (ne) is polite but less formal, appropriate in a conversation with parents; and (eung) and (eo) are plain and non-formal, appropriate in a conversation with friends. Among the latter two, (eung) has a more strongly positive sense than (eo).
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Korean word from (language).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?eo
Revised Romanization (translit.)?eo
McCune–Reischauer?ŏ
Yale Romanization?e

Suffix[edit]

—어 (-eo) (hanja )

  1. language
    한국 (hanguk, Korea) + ‎ (eo) → ‎한국어 (hangugeo, Korean)
    외계 (oegye, outer space) + ‎ (eo) → ‎외계어 (oegyeeo, alien language)
    체로키 (cheroki, Cherokee) + ‎ (eo) → ‎체로키어 (cherokieo, Cherokee language)
See also[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Korean word from .

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?eo
Revised Romanization (translit.)?eo
McCune–Reischauer?ŏ
Yale Romanization?e

Noun[edit]

(eo) (hanja )

  1. (historical) yu, a tiger-shaped percussion instrument

Etymology 4[edit]

Suffix[edit]

—어 (-eo)

  1. See the entry at (-eo).

Etymology 5[edit]

Modern Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

Syllable[edit]

(eo)

Extended content
  1. : word
    (eumhun reading: 말씀 어 (malsseum eo))
    (MC reading: (MC ŋɨʌX, ŋɨʌH))
  2. : fish
    (eumhun reading: 물고기 (mulgogi eo))
    (MC reading: (MC ŋɨʌ))
  3. : control
    (eumhun reading: 어거할 (eogeohal eo))
    (MC reading: (MC ŋɨʌH))
  4. : fishing
    (eumhun reading: 고기잡을 (gogijabeul eo))
    (MC reading: (MC ŋɨʌ))
  5. : particle
    (eumhun reading: 어조사 어 (eojosa eo))
    (MC reading: (MC ʔɨʌ, ʔuo))
  6. : blocking
    (eumhun reading: 막을 (mageul eo))
    (MC reading: (MC ŋɨʌX))
  7. : prison
    (eumhun reading: 옥 어 (ok eo))
    (MC reading: (MC ŋɨʌX))
  8. : riding a horse
    (eumhun reading: 부릴 (mal buril eo))
    (MC reading: (MC ŋɨʌH))
  9. : transgressing
    (eumhun reading: 어긋날 (eogeunnal eo))
    (MC reading: (MC ŋɨʌ, ŋuo, ŋɨʌX))
  10. : contusion
    (eumhun reading: 어혈질 (eohyeoljil eo))
    (MC reading: (MC ʔɨʌH))