Character
Unicode name HANGUL SYLLABLE RI
Code point U+B9AC
Entity number 리
Unicode block Hangul Syllables
Composition +
Dubeolsik input f-l
[U+B9AB] [U+B9AD]

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KoreanEdit



릿

릐 ←

마 →

Etymology 1Edit

SyllableEdit

(transliterations: RR ri, RRT , McCune–Reischauer ri, Yale li)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2Edit

Derivational suffixEdit

‎(ri)

  1. a suffix deriving a passive verb.
    • 그가 가방. (Geuga gabang-eul deunda., “He carries a bag.”) → 가방이 그에게 들린. (Gabang-i geuege deullinda., “The bag is carried by him.”)

Derivational suffixEdit

‎(ri)

  1. a suffix deriving a causative verb.
    • 그가 가방. (Geuga gabang-eul deunda., “He carries a bag.”) → 그녀가 그에게 가방들린. (Geunyeoga geuege gabang-eul deullinda., “She has him carry the bag.”)

Etymology 3Edit

Inflectional suffixEdit

‎(-ri-)

  1. (obsolete) I guess sb will ...
    • 그는 벌써 저녁었으라. (Geuneun beolsseo jeonyeogeul meogeosseurira., “He might have had dinner already.”)
  2. (obsolete) I/We will ...
    • 속히 다녀오다. (Nae sokhi danyeoorida., “I'll be back soon.”)

Inflectional suffixEdit

‎(-ri)

  1. (obsolete) I guess sb will ...
  2. (obsolete) I/We will ...
    • 세상이 나를 절망케 해도 나는 살아. (Sesang-i nareul jeolmangke haedo naneun saragari., “Even with the world frustrating me, I shall live.”)
  3. (obsolete) How on earth will I/we ...?

Usage notesEdit

The suffix -ri- is followed only by specific suffixes, including -da, -ra, -ni, -nira, therefore making combined suffixes like -rida, -rira, -rini, -rinira.

The suffix -ri takes the sequential form, and if the stem ends in (l), the (l) does not fall out.

Etymology 4Edit

NounEdit

‎(ri) ‎(hanja )

  1. (dependent) reason, logic, (with negation) even the slightest possibility
    • 그럴 없다! (Geureol riga eopda!, “That can't be true!”)
    • 주인공 ? (Ju-in-gong-i jugeul riga itgennya?, “Do you think the main character can ever die?”)

NounEdit

‎(ri) ‎(hanja )

  1. A village.
    (Administrative divisions of South Korea) ‎(ri), ‎(dong), ‎(myeon), ‎(eup), ‎(gu), ‎(gun), ‎(si), ‎(do)
  2. (unit) Li (0.393 kilometers).

Proper nounEdit

‎(Ri) ‎(hanja )

Hanja in this term
  1. The second most common Korean surname - the North Korean spelling.
Usage notesEdit
  • Most commonly romanized as Lee. Other romanizations include Li, Yi, Ri, and Rhee. Due to the phonology of the South Korean, the spelling ‎(i) is used in South Korea.

Derivational suffixEdit

- ‎(ri) ‎(hanja 裡, 裏)

  1. in the center of
Derived termsEdit
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