여보세요

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From 여기 (yeogi) + 보다 (boda) + 세요 (seyo), literally “look here”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[jʌ̹bo̞sʰe̞jo]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? yeoboseyo
Revised Romanization (translit.)? yeoboseyo
McCune–Reischauer? yŏboseyo
Yale Romanization? yeposeyyo

Interjection[edit]

여보세요 (yeoboseyo)

  1. hello (when asking or answering the telephone)
  2. hello (when trying to get the attention of someone who does not appear to be listening)