참새

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Korean[edit]

참새 (chamsae, “sparrow”).

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Beonyeok sohak (飜譯小學 / 번역소학), 1517, as Middle Korean ᄎᆞᆷ새 (Yale: chomsay). Compound of (cham, “true; common”) + (sae, “bird”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [t͡ɕʰa̠msʰɛ]
  • Phonetic hangeul: []
Revised Romanization? chamsae
Revised Romanization (translit.)? chamsae
McCune–Reischauer? ch'amsae
Yale Romanization? chamsay

Noun[edit]

참새 (chamsae)

  1. Sparrow.
  2. Specifically the tree sparrow (Passer montanus).

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