Open main menu
U+BD84, 분
HANGUL SYLLABLE BUN
Composition: + +
Dubeolsik input:q-n-s

[U+BD83]
Hangul Syllables
[U+BD85]

KoreanEdit

Etymology 1Edit





뵤 ←→ 붜

SyllableEdit

(bun)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of , , and .

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Korean word from (part, division)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[pun]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? bun
Revised Romanization (translit.)? bun
McCune–Reischauer? pun
Yale Romanization? pun

NounEdit

(bun) (hanja )

  1. (Units of measure) bun, a unit of length equivalent to about 0.3 cm, the Korean equivalent of the Chinese fen
  2. (Units of measure) bun, a unit of weight equivalent to about 0.4 g, the Korean equivalent of the Chinese fen
  3. (time) minute
    • 8(여덟)시 45(사십오) 
      8(yeodeol)si 45(sasibo)bun
      8:45 (time)

Etymology 3Edit

Possibly from Chinese / ("part, portion").

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[pun]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? bun
Revised Romanization (translit.)? bun
McCune–Reischauer? pun
Yale Romanization? pun

NounEdit

(bun)

  1. (honorific) person

CounterEdit

(bun)

  1. (honorific) people (honorific counter)
Usage notesEdit

As with most count words (a.k.a. classifiers), (bun) is preceded by native Korean numerals. More technically, 분 is classified as a "counter," not a noun. The concept of a counter is unusual in English, but common in Korean. It is the equivalent of the word "loaf" in three loaves of bread.

See alsoEdit
  • (si, “o'clock”), 시간 (sigan, “hours”), (beon, “times”), (sal, “years”), 사람 (saram, “people”), (gap, “packs”), 마리 (mari, “animals”), (gwon, “volumes”), (chae, “houses”)

Etymology 4Edit

Sino-Korean word from

NounEdit

(bun) (hanja )

  1. feces
    Synonym: (ttong)