KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Korean word from 腐敗, from (rot) + (wither)

PronunciationEdit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈpu(ː)pʰɛ] ~ [ˈpu(ː)pʰe̞]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [(ː)/(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?bupae
Revised Romanization (translit.)?bupae
McCune–Reischauer?pup'ae
Yale Romanization?pūphay

NounEdit

부패 (bupae) (hanja 腐敗)

  1. decomposition
  2. corruption
    • 부패한 책임자bupaehan chaegimjacurrupt boss

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