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U+C804, 전
HANGUL SYLLABLE JEON
Composition: + +

[U+C803]
Hangul Syllables
[U+C805]




쟤 ←→ 제

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Korean word from , from the Middle Korean reading (Yale: cyen).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?jeon
Revised Romanization (translit.)?jeon
McCune–Reischauer?chŏn
Yale Romanization?cen
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 의 / 에 / 전

    Syllables in red take high pitch. This word takes low pitch only before consonant-initial multisyllabic suffixes.

Noun[edit]

(jeon) (hanja )

  1. (time) before
    가기
    jib-e gagi jeone
    before going home
    15
    dusi sibobun jeone
    at a quarter to two (literally, "at 15 minutes before two o'clock")
    에는 봤었다. 그러나 이후 보지 않았다.
    Jeon-eneun geu-reul bwasseotda. Geureona geu ihu-ro-neun geu-reul boji anatda.
    I had seen him previously, but hadn't seen him since.
    에 보안관 뱃지는 본 적이 없습니다.Jeone boan'gwan baetjineun bon jeogi eopseumnida.I’ve never seen a Marshal’s badge before.
Derived terms[edit]

Determiner[edit]

(jeon) (hanja )

  1. ex-; previous
    대통령
    jeon daetongnyeong
    ex-president

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Korean word from , from the Middle Korean reading (Yale: cyen).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [t͡ɕɘ(ː)n]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?jeon
Revised Romanization (translit.)?jeon
McCune–Reischauer?chŏn
Yale Romanization?cēn
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: / 전 / 전까지

    Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes low pitch, and heightens the pitch of two subsequent suffixed syllables.

Noun[edit]

(jeon) (hanja )

  1. jeon, a fried, filled pancake-like food eaten in Korea
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Sino-Korean word from , from the Middle Korean reading (Yale: tyen).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?jeon
Revised Romanization (translit.)?jeon
McCune–Reischauer?chŏn
Yale Romanization?cen

Proper noun[edit]

(Jeon) (hanja )

  1. a surname, commonly transliterated as Jeon, Jun and Chun

Noun[edit]

(jeon) (hanja )

  1. (rare) a cultivated patch of land
    Synonym: (bat)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Sino-Korean word from , from the Middle Korean reading (Yale: cyen).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?jeon
Revised Romanization (translit.)?jeon
McCune–Reischauer?chŏn
Yale Romanization?cen

Proper noun[edit]

(Jeon) (hanja )

  1. a surname, commonly transliterated as Jeon, Jun and Chun

Determiner[edit]

(jeon) (hanja )

  1. whole; entire
    국민jeon gungminthe whole nation
    세계jeon segyethe whole world

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

Sino-Korean word from , from the Middle Korean reading (Yale: cyen).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?jeon
Revised Romanization (translit.)?jeon
McCune–Reischauer?chŏn
Yale Romanization?cen

Proper noun[edit]

(Jeon) (hanja )

  1. a surname, commonly transliterated as Jeon, Jun and Chun

Noun[edit]

(jeon) (hanja )

  1. a monetary unit of North Korea and formerly of South Korea, equal to one hundredth of a won.
  2. (dated, diasporic, US) cent (a unit of currency)

Usage notes[edit]

While its use as the meaning of 'cent' is generally restricted to older speakers of Korean, in older diasporic communities in the west it is often still the predominant way of representing cents in terms of currency regardless of age. The same occurs, though to a lesser extent with the words 달러 (dalleo) and (bul), with the latter often being the exclusive way of saying 'dollar' among Korean diasporic communities in the west while in Korea both are used.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 6[edit]

Sino-Korean word from .

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?jeon
Revised Romanization (translit.)?jeon
McCune–Reischauer?chŏn
Yale Romanization?cen

Suffix[edit]

—전 (-jeon) (hanja )

  1. war; battle
    공격 (攻擊)gonggyeokjeon offensive war
    소모 (消耗)somojeon war of attrition
  2. game; competition
    결승 (決勝)gyeolseungjeon finals (lit. final game)
    선발 (選拔)seonbaljeon trials (lit. selection contest)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 7[edit]

Sino-Korean word from .

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?jeon
Revised Romanization (translit.)?jeon
McCune–Reischauer?chŏn
Yale Romanization?cen

Suffix[edit]

—전 (-jeon) (hanja )

  1. exhibition
    미술 (美術)misuljeon art exhibition
    사진 (寫眞)sajinjeon photo exhibition
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 8[edit]

Sino-Korean word from .

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?jeon
Revised Romanization (translit.)?jeon
McCune–Reischauer?chŏn
Yale Romanization?cen

Suffix[edit]

—전 (-jeon) (hanja )

  1. (literature) biography
    홍길동 (洪吉童)honggildongjeon The Biography of Hong Gildong
    Synonym: 전기(傳記) (jeon'gi, noun)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 9[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

(jeon)

  1. Contraction of (jeoneun, I (as the topic of the sentence); as for me).

Etymology 10[edit]

Verb[edit]

(jeon)

  1. Past determiner of 절다 (jeolda, to become salted).