See also: -니

(see above for suffixes)

See also:
U+B2C8, 니
Composition: +
Dubeolsik input:s-l

Hangul Syllables

늬 ←→ 다



Revised Romanization?ni
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ni
Yale Romanization?ni

Etymology 1Edit

See (ne).



  1. Pronunciation spelling of (ne, form of (neo, you)).
    이거 ?Igeo ni kkeo-ya?Is this yours?
    어떻게 생각하는데?Ni-ga na-reul eotteoke saenggakha-neunde?So what do you think about me?
  2. (Gyeongsang, southern Jeolla dialect) Alternative form of (neo, you).
    이름 ? (Gyeongsang dialect)Ni-neun ireum-i mwot-go?What's your name?

Etymology 2Edit

See the main entry.



  1. (Pyongan or in compounds) Alternative form of (i, tooth)
Derived termsEdit
  • See the main entry.

Etymology 3Edit

Modern Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

In the majority of Modern Korean dialects (except that of Pyongan), these are traditionally pronounced as (ni) only as the non-initial character of a compound, and as (i) in isolation or as the first element of a compound. After a North Korean spelling reform in the mid-twentieth century, North Koreans always pronounce it as (ni) in all environments.



Extended content
  1. : mud
    (eumhun reading: 진흙 (jinheuk ni))
    (MC reading: (MC nei, neiH))
  2. : Buddhist nun
    (eumhun reading: 여승 (yeoseung ni))
    (MC reading: (MC ɳˠiɪ))
  3. : overgrown
    (eumhun reading: 무성한 (museonghan ni))
    (MC reading: (MC ɳˠiɪ, ɳˠiɪX))
  4. : abundant
    (eumhun reading: 많을 (maneul ni))
    (MC reading: (MC miᴇX))
  5. : greasy
    (eumhun reading: 기름질 (gireumjil ni))
    (MC reading: (MC ɳˠiɪH))
  6. : strong fragrance
    (eumhun reading: 진한 향기 (jinhan hyanggi ni))
    (MC reading: )
  7. : feel good
    (eumhun reading: 마음 좋을 (ma'eum-i joeul ni))
    (MC reading: )
  8. : whisper
    (eumhun reading: 소곤거릴 (sogongeoril ni))
    (MC reading: (MC ɳˠiɪ))
  9. : ashamed
    (eumhun reading: 부끄러워할 (bukkeureowohal ni))
    (MC reading: (MC ɳˠiɪ))
  10. : shrine for a deceased father
    (eumhun reading: 아버지 사당 (abeoji sadang ni))
    (MC reading: )
  11. : you
    (eumhun reading: (neo ni))
    (MC reading: )