Korean

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Etymology

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Sino-Korean word from 性格, from (nature) + (character), with compound/genitive tensing applied.

Pronunciation

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  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈsʰɘ(ː)ŋk͈jʌ̹k̚]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescribed in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?seonggyeok
Revised Romanization (translit.)?seonggyeog
McCune–Reischauer?sŏngkyŏk
Yale Romanization?sēngqkyek

Noun

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성격 (seonggyeok) (hanja 性格)

  1. character, temperament