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Character
Unicode name HANGUL SYLLABLE TEO
Code point U+D130
Entity number 터
Unicode block Hangul Syllables
Composition +
Dubeolsik input x-j
[U+D12F] [U+D131]

Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]




턔 ←

테 →

Syllable[edit]

(transliterations: RR teo, RRT , McCune–Reischauer , Yale the)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Noun[edit]

‎(teo)

  1. place, room, space
  2. lot, site
  3. foundation, groundwork
  4. plan, schedule
Derived terms[edit]
  • 터 (bin-) empty space
  • 빨래 터 (ppallae-) washing place
  • 터 (saem-) fountain site
  • 싸움 터 (ssaum-) battle field
  • 터 (il-) job site
  • 터 (jang-) market place
  • 터 (jeol-) temple site
  • 터 (jib-) house site
  • 놀이 터 (nol-i-) play ground
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Of native Korean origin.

Noun[edit]

‎(teo)

  1. (dependent) inference; intention, plan
    출근 시간이라 사람 많을 텐데 (=인데).
    Chulgeun siganira saram maneul tende (=teoinde).
    I think it'll be crowded. It's rush hour!
    이번엔 해내고 테야!
    Ibeonen kkok haenaego mal teya!
    I will make it out this time!
  2. (dependent) situation, circumstance
    지난 밤에 한숨도 못 지금 몹시 피곤하다.
    Jinan bame hansumdo mot jan teora jigeum mopsi pigonhada.
    I couldn't sleep a wink last night so I'm very tired now.
Usage notes[edit]

The dependent nouns cannot stand alone without any adjectives, and (teo) usually takes an adjective clause suffixed with - (-l) or - (-n). Plus, it is often followed by the copula 이다 (ida, “to be”), frequently contracted into 테다 ‎(teda) (te-da).