U+ACFC, 과
HANGUL SYLLABLE GWA
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Hangul Syllables
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곿



고 ←→ 괘
See also: -과

Korean

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Etymology 1

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Sino-Korean word from

Pronunciation

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Romanizations
Revised Romanization?gwa/kkwa
Revised Romanization (translit.)?gwa/kkwa
McCune–Reischauer?kwa/kkwa
Yale Romanization?kwa/kkwa
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Noun

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(gwa) (hanja )

  1. academic department (in universities)
    무슨 ?Gyae-neun museun gwa-ya?What department is he in?
    물리학mullihak-gwadepartment of physics
  2. (taxonomy) family
    사다샛sadasaet-gwaPelecanidae
  3. (historical, archaic) Synonym of 과거(科擧) (gwageo, civil service examination).
  4. (traditional theater) action; enactment
Usage notes
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  • When used in compounds, it is almost always pronounced as (kkwa) due to the interfix (-s-). The interfix is not written in fully Sino-Korean compounds, but is written when the first element is a native word, as in the example of 사다샛과 (sadasaetgwa) above.
  • When used in isolation, it is pronounced as (gwa) in formal language and (kkwa) colloquially.
Derived terms
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Etymology 2

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Sino-Korean word from

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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(gwa) (hanja )

  1. lesson
    1jeil-gwaLesson 1
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Etymology 3

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Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

Syllable

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(gwa)

Extended content
  1. : fruit; result
    (eumhun reading: 열매 (yeolmae gwa))
    (MC reading: (MC kwaX))
  2. : last; past
    (eumhun reading: 지날 (jinal gwa))
    (MC reading: (MC kwa|kwaH))
  3. : boast, brag
    (eumhun reading: 자랑할 (jaranghal gwa))
    (MC reading: (MC khwae))
  4. : widowed, alone
    (eumhun reading: 적을 (jeogeul gwa))
    (MC reading: (MC kwaeX))
  5. :
    (MC reading: (MC kwaX))
  6. :
    (MC reading: (MC khwae|khwaeX|khuH|khwaeH))
  7. :
    (MC reading: (MC kwa))
  8. :
    (MC reading: (MC khwaX))
  9. :
    (MC reading: (MC kwa))
  10. : cucumber
    (eumhun reading: 오이 (oi gwa))
    (MC reading: (MC kwae))
  11. :
    (MC reading: (MC 'aH))
  12. :
    (MC reading: (MC kwa))
  13. :
    (MC reading: (MC hweaX|hwaX))
  14. :
    (MC reading: (MC khwae))
  15. :
    (MC reading: )
  16. :
    (MC reading: (MC kwaX))
  17. :
    (MC reading: (MC khwa|hwaeX))
  18. :
    (MC reading: (MC khwa))
  19. :
    (MC reading: (MC khwa))
  20. :
    (MC reading: (MC kwaX|kwaH))
  21. :
    (MC reading: (MC hwaeX))
  22. :
    (MC reading: (MC khwaeX))
  23. :
    (MC reading: )
  24. :
    (MC reading: (MC kwaeX))
  25. :
    (MC reading: (MC kwea|kwae))
  26. :
    (MC reading: (MC khwae|khuH|khwaeH))
  27. :
    (MC reading: (MC khwa|khwaeX|khwaH))