See also: -들
U+B4E4, 들
Composition: + +

Hangul Syllables

듀 ←→ 듸

Korean edit

Etymology 1 edit

First attested in the Yongbi eocheon'ga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean 드릏〮 (Yale: tùlúh), and subsequently as 듫〯 (Yale: tǔlh), the contracted form.

Pronunciation edit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [tɯ(ː)ɭ]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescribed in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Revised Romanization?deul
Revised Romanization (translit.)?deul
Yale Romanization?tūl
  • South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: / 들 / 들까지

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

Noun edit


  1. meadow, field, plain
    Synonyms: 들판 (deulpan), 평야(平野) (pyeong'ya)
Derived terms edit

Prefix edit

들— (deul-)

  1. (of an animal or plant) wild, untamed
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

See the main entries.

Verb edit


  1. Future adnominal of 들다 (deulda, to enter): which will enter
  2. Future adnominal of 들다 (deulda, to hold): which will hold; which will be held

Further reading edit

  • 정해 (Hui Zheng) (2011), “한국어 복수표지 '들'에 관하여 [On the Korean plural marker tul]”, in Eoneohak yeon'gu, volume 19, pages 281—302