화재

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 火災.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈɸwa̠(ː)d͡ʑɛ] ~ [ˈɸwa̠(ː)d͡ʑe̞]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)/(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?hwajae
Revised Romanization (translit.)?hwajae
McCune–Reischauer?hwajae
Yale Romanization?hwācay

Noun[edit]

화재 (hwajae) (hanja 火災)

  1. fire (as a disaster), blaze, conflagration

Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with 화제(話題) (hwaje, topic of discussion).