정상

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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 正常, from  (“proper”) and (“always”) .

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡ɕɘːŋsʰa̠ŋ/
  • Phonetic hangul: 정:상

Noun[edit]

정상 (jeongsang) (hanja 正常)

  1. normality

Usage notes[edit]

  • Like many Korean nouns, this word is often used as a determiner to modify another noun directly, as for example in 정상 상태 (jeongsang sangtae, “normal condition”).

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 頂上, from  (“peak”) and (“top”) .

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

정상 (jeongsang) (hanja 頂上)

  1. peak; apex