자전거

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 自轉車. Borrowing from Japanese 自轉車 (jitensha) (modern spelling 自転車), coined in Japan in 1870 in reference to a patented tricycle design. Later used to refer to bicycles.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [t͡ɕa̠d͡ʑʌ̹nɡʌ̹]

IPA(key) [t͡ɕa̠d͡ʑʌ̹nɡʌ̹]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR jajeon-geo
RR (translit.) jajeongeo
MC chajŏn'gŏ
Yale cacenke

Noun[edit]

자전거 (jajeon-geo) (hanja 自轉車)

  1. bicycle

Derived terms[edit]