U+B77D, 락
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Hangul Syllables

띠 ←→ 래

Korean edit

Pronunciation edit

Revised Romanization?rak
Revised Romanization (translit.)?lag
Yale Romanization?lak

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from English rock.

Noun edit


  1. Alternative spelling of (rok, (music) rock)
Usage notes edit

Though the standard notation for English loanwords is set to Received Pronunciation, most speakers in South Korea tend to transliterate the pronunciation into American accents. In this case, "록" is the only recognised spelling used by the Standard Korean Language Dictionary.

Etymology 2 edit

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

Syllable edit


Extended content
  1. : fall
    (eumhun reading: 떨어질 (tteoreojil rak))
    (MC reading: (MC lak))
  2. : to enjoy; happiness; pleasure
    (eumhun reading: 즐길 (jeulgil rak))
    (MC reading: (MC ngaewH|ngaewk|lak))
  3. : enmesh, wrap around; web, net
    (eumhun reading: 헌솜 (heonsom rak))
    (MC reading: (MC lak))
  4. :
    (MC reading: (MC lak))
  5. :
    (MC reading: (MC lak))
  6. :
    (MC reading: (MC lak))
  7. :
    (MC reading: (MC lak))
  8. :
    (MC reading: (MC lak))
  9. :
    (MC reading: )
  10. :
    (MC reading: (MC laewk))
  11. : type of owl
    (eumhun reading: 수리부엉이 (suribueong'i rak))
    (MC reading: (MC lak))
  12. : to become blocked or closed
    (eumhun reading: 막힐 (makhil rak))
    (MC reading: (MC kak|kaek))
Usage notes edit

In South Korea, the hanja above are read as (nak) when used as a single word or as the first syllable of a Sino-Korean compound. However, the reading (rak) is retained when the hanja is not part of the first syllable of a Sino-Korean compound. This is known as 두음 법칙 (頭音法則, dueum beopchik).

Alternative forms edit
  • (nak) (South Korea)

References edit