U+B4A4, 뒤
Composition: +

Hangul Syllables

뒈 ←→ 듀

Korean edit

Etymology edit

First attested in the Yongbi eocheon'ga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean 뒿〯 (Yale: twǔyh). From Old Korean 後是 (*TWOyh).

Pronunciation edit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [tɥi(ː)] ~ [ty(ː)]
    • (file)
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescribed in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Revised Romanization?dwi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?dwi
Yale Romanization?twī
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: / 뒤 / 뒤까지

    Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes low pitch, and heightens the pitch of two subsequent suffixed syllables.

Noun edit


  1. back, latter, rear
    Antonym: (ap, front)
    우리 에는 주차장 있어요.
    Uri jip dwi-eneun juchajang-i isseoyo.
    There is a parking behind my house.
  2. afterwards, future, next
    Synonym: 후(後) (hu, back, latter, afterwards)
    다시 봤다.
    Geu dwiro-neun na-neun geu-reul dasi-neun mot bwatda.
    I haven't seen him ever since.
    이벤트 시작된다.
    Ibenteu-neun i ju dwi-e sijakdoenda.
    The event starts in two weeks.
  3. aftermath, result, trail
  4. (euphemistic) (human) excrement, feces
    Synonym: (ttong)

Derived terms edit