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U+C5F4, 열
HANGUL SYLLABLE YEOL
Composition: + +
Dubeolsik input:d-u-f

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Hangul Syllables
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에 ←→ 예

Jeju[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

(yeol)

  1. ten

Synonyms[edit]


Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean 엻〮 (Yale: yélh).

Korean numbers (edit)
 ←  9 10 11  → [a], [b]
1[a], [b]
    Native: (yeol)
    Sino-Korean: (sip)
    Hanja:
    Ordinal: 열째 (yeoljjae)
    Number of days: 열흘 (yeolheul)
    Fractional: (bun), (pun)

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?yeol
Revised Romanization (translit.)?yeol
McCune–Reischauer?yŏl
Yale Romanization?yel

South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: / /

Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch and also heightens the next suffixed syllable.

Numeral[edit]

(yeol)

  1. (native numeral) ten
    Synonym: 십(十) (sip, ten, Sino-Korean numeral)
Usage notes[edit]

In modern Korean, numbers are usually written in Arabic numerals.

The Korean language has two sets of numerals: a native set of numerals inherited from Old Korean, and a Sino-Korean set which was borrowed from Middle Chinese in the first millennium C.E.

Native classifiers take native numerals.

Some Sino-Korean classifiers take native numerals, others take Sino-Korean numerals, while yet others take both.

Recently loaned classifiers generally take Sino-Korean numerals.

For many terms, a native numeral has a quantifying sense, whereas a Sino-Korean numeral has a sense of labeling.

  • 반(班) (se ban, three school classes, native numeral)
  • 반(班) (sam ban, Class Number Three, Sino-Korean numeral)

When used in isolation, native numerals refer to objects of that number and are used in counting and quantifying, whereas Sino-Korean numerals refer to the numbers in a more mathematical sense.

  • 하나 주세요 (hanaman deo juseyo, Could you give me just one more, please, native numeral)
  • 더하기 ? (Il deohagi ireun?, What's one plus one?, Sino-Korean numeral)

While older stages of Korean had native numerals up to the thousands, native numerals currently exist only up to ninety-nine, and Sino-Korean is used for all higher numbers. There is also a tendency—particularly among younger speakers—to uniformly use Sino-Korean numerals for the higher tens as well, so that native numerals such as 일흔 (ilheun, “seventy”) or 아흔 (aheun, “ninety”) are becoming less common.

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Korean word from , from the Middle Korean reading ᅀᅧᆯ〮 (Yale: zyél).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?yeol
Revised Romanization (translit.)?yeol
McCune–Reischauer?yŏl
Yale Romanization?yel

Noun[edit]

(yeol) (hanja )

  1. fever
  2. heat
  3. passion
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Korean word from , from the Middle Korean reading 렬〮 (Yale: lyél).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?yeol
Revised Romanization (translit.)?yeol
McCune–Reischauer?yŏl
Yale Romanization?yel

Noun[edit]

(yeol) (hanja )

  1. line; row
Derived terms[edit]