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U+C911, 중
Composition: + +
Dubeolsik input:w-n-d

Hangul Syllables


Etymology 1[edit]

죠 ←→ 줘


  • IPA(key): [t͡ɕuŋ]
  • Phonetic hangeul: []
Revised Romanization? jung
Revised Romanization (translit.)? jung
McCune–Reischauer? chung
Yale Romanization? cwung



  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of , , and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Sino-Korean word from (center)



  1. middle, center
  2. (dependent noun) amongst (often in the form 에서 (jung-eseo, “from amongst”))
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      그러나 약간의 사례가 가장 접근하기 어려운 지역들 에 남아 있다. 
      Geureona yakganui saryega gajang jeopgeunhagi eoryeoun jiyeokdeul jung-e nama itda.
      But, a few cases remain in areas that are among the most difficult to reach.
  3. (dependent noun) in the course of, during
    식사 (siksajung, “gone to lunch”)
    그 철도는 아직 공사인가요, 아니면 이미 끝났나요? 
    Geu cheoldoneun ajik gongsajung-in-gayo, animyeon imi kkeunnannayo?
    Is the railway still under construction or has it been finished?
  • 가운데 (gaunde, “middle/amongst”)
  • (sok, “inside”)

Etymology 3[edit]

Of native Korean origin.



  1. a Buddhist monk

Etymology 4[edit]

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.



Extended content
  1. : center
    (eumhun reading: 가운데 (gaunde jung))
    (MC reading: (MC ʈɨuŋ, ʈɨuŋH))
    (see above)
  2. : heaviness
    (eumhun reading: 무거울 (mugeoul jung))
    (MC reading: (MC ɖɨoŋ, ɖɨoŋX, ɖɨoŋH))
  3. : group
    (eumhun reading: 무리 (muri jung))
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕɨuŋ, t͡ɕɨuŋH))
  4. : second
    (eumhun reading: 버금 (beogeum jung))
    (MC reading: (MC ɖɨuŋH))
  5. : group
    (eumhun reading: 무리 (muri jung))
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕɨuŋ, t͡ɕɨuŋH))


  • Supreme Court of the Republic of Korea (대한민국 대법원, Daehanmin-guk daebeobwon) (2018). Table of hanja for personal names (인명용 한자표 / 人名用漢字表, inmyeong-yonghanjapyo), page 39. [1]
  • 국제퇴계학회 대구경북지부 (國際退溪學會 大邱慶北支部) (2007). Digital Hanja Dictionary, 전자사전/電子字典. [2]