Character  시 
Hangul Syllables U+C2DC
Composition +
Dubeolsik keyboard entry t-l


Etymology 1Edit

싀 ←

싸 →


(transliterations: RR si, RRT , McCune–Reischauer si, Yale si)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2Edit



  1. honorably, rightly, justly; the honorific suffix applied to verbs and adjectives

Usage notesEdit

The honorific form of verbs expresses the social superiority of the subject of the sentence to the speaker. As applied to adjectives, it expresses the relationship between the modified noun and the speaker.

For all but a few verbs and adjectives, the honorific form is constructed by appending 시 (si) if the stem ends in a vowel or 으시 (eusi) if the stem ends in a consonant:

Plain (non-honorific) Honorific
하다 (hada, "to do") 하시다 (hasida, "to do (by someone superior to the speaker)"
가다 (gada, "to go") (gasida, "to go (by someone superior to the speaker)"
작다 (jakda, "(to be) small") 작으시다 (jag-eusida, "(for something superior to the speaker) to be small"

See alsoEdit

  • (nim), the honorific suffix for many nouns

Etymology 3Edit

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.


(si, McCune-Reischauer: shi) (hanja )

  1. town, city
  2. (South Korea, government) an administrative region, a division of a province having a population of over 150,000

(Administrative divisions of South Korea) (ri), (dong), (myeon), (eup), (gu), (gun), (si), (do)


(si, McCune-Reischauer: shi) (hanja )

  1. poem, poetry


(si, McCune-Reischauer: shi) (hanja )

  1. time
  2. hour


(si) (hanja )

  1. give, grant, bestow
Last modified on 14 April 2014, at 12:53