주인공

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 主人公, from (chief) + (person) + (fair)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[t͡ɕuinɡo̞ŋ]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? ju-in-gong
Revised Romanization (translit.)? ju-ingong
McCune–Reischauer? chuin'gong
Yale Romanization? cwuinkong

Noun[edit]

주인공 (ju-in-gong) (hanja 主人公)

  1. (theater, literature) The hero or heroine; the lead role.
    • 나의 자서전이라고도 할 수 있는 이 이야기에서, 과연 내가 주인공인지, 아니면 다른 사람에게 주인공의 자리를 넘겼는지는 다음을 읽어보면 알게 될 것이다.
      Naui jaseojeoniragodo hal su inneun i iyagieseo, gwayeon naega ju-in-gong-inji, animyeon dareun saramege ju-in-gong-ui jarireul neomgyeonneunjineun da-eumeul ilgeobomyeon alge doel geodida.
      Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
  2. (by extension) The central figure in any situation.