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Character  와 
Unicode block Hangul Syllables
Codepoint U+C640
Composition +
Dubeolsik keyboard entry d-h-k



Etymology 1[edit]

오 ←

왜 →


(transliterations: RR wa, RRT , McCune–Reischauer wa, Yale wa)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Of native Korean origin.



  1. and
  2. with; together with
    우유 딸기uyu-wa ttalgi ― milk with strawberries
  3. in relation to

Etymology 3[edit]

Shortened form of 우아 or sometimes wow.


  1. An expression of awe or excitement.
    , 여름이다!
    wa, yeoreumida!
    Hurray, it's summer!
Alternative forms[edit]
Usage notes[edit]
  • (wa) is used only at the end of words ending in a vowel. (gwa) replaces it after words ending in a consonant.