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EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 가ᄉᆞᆷ〮 (Yale: kàsóm).

PronunciationEdit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ka̠sʰɯm]
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  • Phonetic hangeul: []
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?gaseum
Revised Romanization (translit.)?gaseum
McCune–Reischauer?kasŭm
Yale Romanization?kasum
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 슴의 / 슴에 / 슴까지

    Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch only on the first syllable, and lowers the pitch of subsequent suffixes.

NounEdit

가슴 (gaseum)

  1. chest
  2. breast; bust; bosom
  3. (informal) boobs
  4. heart; mind