Korean Edit

Alternative forms Edit

Etymology Edit

Sino-Korean word from 來日, from (coming) + (day). From Middle Korean ᄂᆡᅀᅵᆯ〮 (Yale: nòyzíl). Cognate with Jeju (nuil).

Pronunciation Edit

Revised Romanization?naeil
Revised Romanization (translit.)?naeil
Yale Romanization?nayil
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 일의 / 일에 / 일까지

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

Noun Edit

South Korean
Standard Language
내일(來日) (naeil)
North Korean
Standard Language
래일(來日) (raeil)

내일 (naeil) (hanja 來日)

  1. tomorrow
    Synonym: (formal, dated) 명일(明日) (myeong'il)
    내일 소풍 가는 이다.
    Naeir-i sopung-eul ganeun nar-ida.
    Tomorrow is the day [we] are going on a picnic.
    내일부터 방학 시작된다.
    Naeil-buteo banghag-i sijakdoenda.
    School break starts (from) tomorrow.

Adverb Edit

내일 (naeil) (hanja 來日)

  1. tomorrow
    내일 ?
    naeil mwo hal geoya?
    What are you going to do tomorrow?

See also Edit

  • Other days near tomorrow: 그제 (geuje, “the day before yesterday”), 어제 (eoje, “yesterday”), 오늘 (oneul, “today”), 내일 (來日, naeil, “tomorrow”), 모레 (more, “the day after tomorrow”), 글피 (geulpi, “two days after tomorrow”)