이유

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Korean[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 理由, from (ruling) + (cause)

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [ˈiːju]
Phonetic Hangul :
Romanizations
RR iyu
RR (translit.) iyu
MC iyu
Yale īyu

Noun[edit]

이유 (iyu) (hanja 理由)

  1. reason, cause
    • 정당한 이유jeongdanghan iyurofor good cause
    • 정당한 이유 없이jeongdanghan iyu eopsiwithout good cause