외국인

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 外國人, from 外國 (foreign country) + (person).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈwe̞(ː)ɡuɡin] ~ [ˈø̞(ː)ɡuɡin]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)/(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?oegugin
Revised Romanization (translit.)?oegug'in
McCune–Reischauer?oegugin
Yale Romanization?ōykwuk.in

Noun[edit]

외국인 (oegugin) (hanja 外國人)

  1. a foreigner or foreigners
    Synonym: (less common) 외인(外人) (oein, foreigner; alien)
  2. a person who is not of Korean ancestry

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