KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of -- (si-) (honorific suffix) + -어요 (eoyo) (polite style sentence final)

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?seyo
Revised Romanization (translit.)?seyo
McCune–Reischauer?seyo
Yale Romanization?seyyo

SuffixEdit

—세요 (-seyo)

  1. a polite style present tense declarative, interrogative, imperative, suggestive ending
    여기서는 담배 피우지 세요.
    Yeogiseoneun dambae piuji maseyo.
    Do not smoke here, please.

Alternative formsEdit

Usage notesEdit

The suffix -세요 (seyo) is appended to the sequential form, and if the stem ends in (-l), the (-l) ending is dropped out.

Derived termsEdit