-의

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to Korean (-ui)

Pronunciation[edit]

Particle[edit]

(-ui)

  1. genitive case marker

Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Korean 의〮 (Yale: -úy), from Old Korean (*-uy).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ui/e
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ui/e
McCune–Reischauer?ŭi/e
Yale Romanization?uy/ey

Particle[edit]

(-ui)

  1. ’s. genitive case marker, indicating that the previous word has possession of the next one. It functions like the English suffix “-’s”, or like the word “of” with the position of possessor and possessee switched.
    한국 수도 서울이다.Han'gug-ui sudo-neun Seour-ida.Korea's capital is Seoul.
    na-ui chaekmy book

Usage notes[edit]

  • The common pronunciation of this particle is (e). This pronunciation is recognised as standard alongside the orthographic pronunciation ui, which is only used in articulated speech to avoid confusion.

See also[edit]

  • Japanese: (no)
  • Chinese: (), (zhī)