해라체

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From 해라 (haera) formal, non-polite imperative of 하다 (hada), "to do" + (che), "style"

Noun[edit]

해라체 (haerache)

  1. the formal, non-polite speech level in Korean

Usage notes[edit]

해라체 (haerache) is a speech level used with close friends, relatives of similar age, or younger people. It is also used almost universally in books, newspapers, and magazines; also used in reported speech ("She said that...").

Korean words inflected in this speech level are characterized by the ending ㄴ다 present tense, ㅆ다 in the past tense, and 라 in the imperative. E.g.:

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