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U+D788, 히
HANGUL SYLLABLE HI
Composition: +

[U+D787]
Hangul Syllables
[U+D789]




희 ←
See also: -히 and -히-

Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?hi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?hi
McCune–Reischauer?hi
Yale Romanization?hi

Etymology 1[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Ideophone[edit]

(hi)

  1. Conveys a nervous laughter or smile.
  2. (possibly dated) Conveys a smile of satisfaction.

Etymology 2[edit]

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

Syllable[edit]

(hi)

Extended content
  1. : to moan; to groan
    (eumhun reading: 끙끙거리다 (kkeungkkeunggeorida hi))
    (MC reading: (MC hiɪ))
  2. :
    (MC reading: (MC hˠiɪH))
Usage notes[edit]
  • In North Korea, hanja of the Sino-Korean reading (hui) are sometimes written as (hi) in personal names, e.g. in 리춘히 (Ri-Chunhi, Ri Chun-hee).

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