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U+C601, 영
HANGUL SYLLABLE YEONG
Composition: + +

[U+C600]
Hangul Syllables
[U+C602]




에 ←→ 예
See also: -영

Korean

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Etymology 1

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Korean numbers (edit)
0 1  →  10  → 
    Native isol.: (slang) (ppang)
    Sino-Korean: (yeong), (ryeong), (as digit, not number) (gong)
    Hanja: ,

Sino-Korean word from (zero)

Pronunciation

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Romanizations
Revised Romanization?yeong
Revised Romanization (translit.)?yeong
McCune–Reischauer?yŏng
Yale Romanization?yeng
South Korean
Standard Language
영(零) (yeong)
North Korean
Standard Language
령(零) (ryeong)

Numeral

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(yeong) (hanja )

  1. zero
    Synonym: 공(空) (gong, as a digit)
Derived terms
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Etymology 2

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Pronunciation

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Romanizations
Revised Romanization?yeong
Revised Romanization (translit.)?yeong
McCune–Reischauer?yŏng
Yale Romanization?yeng

Adverb

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(yeong)

  1. (of negative or undesirable things) quite
    별로-다.Yeong byeollo-da.It's quite bad.
    어렵다.Yeong eoryeopda.It's quite difficult.
    -을 못-한다.Ir-eul yeong mot-handa.His work is quite substandard.

Etymology 3

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Sino-Korean word from (English).

Pronunciation

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Romanizations
Revised Romanization?Yeong
Revised Romanization (translit.)?Yeong
McCune–Reischauer?Yŏng
Yale Romanization?yeng

Proper noun

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(Yeong) (hanja )

  1. Short for 영국(英國) (yeongguk, United Kingdom).
  2. Short for 영어(英語) (yeong'eo, English language).
Usage notes
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  • Typically written in hanja form, even in a contemporary Korean text otherwise devoid of Chinese characters.
Derived terms
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Etymology 4

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Sino-Korean word from (spirit, soul, deity).

Pronunciation

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Romanizations
Revised Romanization?yeong
Revised Romanization (translit.)?yeong
McCune–Reischauer?yŏng
Yale Romanization?yeng

Noun

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South Korean
Standard Language
영(靈) (yeong)
North Korean
Standard Language
령(靈) (ryeong)

(yeong) (hanja )

  1. (literary) revered soul; spirit (of the deceased, of a natural object, etc.)
Derived terms
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Etymology 5

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Sino-Korean word from (long; perpetual; eternal; forever)

Pronunciation

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  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [jɘ(ː)ŋ]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescribed in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?yeong
Revised Romanization (translit.)?yeong
McCune–Reischauer?yŏng
Yale Romanization?yēng

Adverb

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(yeong) (hanja )

  1. forever
    Synonym: (more common) 영영(永永) (yeong'yeong)
Derived terms
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Etymology 6

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Modern Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

Syllable

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(yeong)

References

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