해체

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (hae), informal and non-polite imperative of 하다 (hada, “to do”) + (che, “style”)

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [hɛ̝t͡ɕʰe̞]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR haeche
RR (translit.) haeche
MC haech'e
Yale haychey

Noun[edit]

해체 (haeche)

  1. The informal, non-polite speech level in Korean.

Usage notes[edit]

해체 (haeche) is a 반말 (banmal, “crude language”) speech level used most often between close friends and relatives, and when addressing younger acquaintences. Like other speech levels, it is applied to verbs and adjectives.

Korean words inflected in this speech level are quite short, often just the unadorned stem:

  • (hae, “does; do!”)
  • 했어 (haesseo, “did”)

See also[edit]

Other speech levels: