현재

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 現在, from (appear, manifest) + (be at, in, on).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈçʌ̹(ː)ɲd͡ʑɛ] ~ [ˈçʌ̹(ː)ɲd͡ʑe̞]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)/(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?hyeonjae
Revised Romanization (translit.)?hyeonjae
McCune–Reischauer?hyŏnjae
Yale Romanization?hyēn.cay

Noun[edit]

현재 (hyeonjae) (hanja 現在)

  1. the present; now
  2. (after a specified time) as of

Adverb[edit]

현재 (hyeonjae) (hanja 現在)

  1. now, at present; currently