지하철

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Korean[edit]

지하철 (jihacheol, “subway”).

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 地下鐵, from (ground) + (below) + (iron)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t͡ɕiɦa̠t͡ɕʰʌ̹ɭ/
  • Phonetic hangeul:

Noun[edit]

지하철 ‎(jihacheol) ‎(hanja 地下鐵)

  1. subway

Related terms[edit]

  • 지옥철 (jiokcheol, “very crowded subway line or rolling stock”)
  • 지하 (jiha, “underground”)
  • 전철 (jeoncheol, “metro”)
  • 철도 (cheoldo, “railroad”)