Etymology 1Edit

싀 ←

싸 →


(transliterations: RR si, RRT , McCune–Reischauer si, Yale si)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2Edit

Inflectional suffixEdit


  1. honorably, rightly, justly; the honorific suffix applied to verbs and adjectives

Usage notesEdit

The honorific form of verbs expresses the social superiority of the subject of the sentence to the speaker. As applied to adjectives, it expresses the relationship between the modified noun and the speaker.

The honorific form is constructed by appending 시 (si) to the sequential form of a verb or an adjective.

Plain (non-honorific) Sequential Honorific
하다 (hada, "to do") 하니 (hani) (hasida, "to do (by someone superior to the speaker)"
가다 (gada, "to go") 가니 (gani) (gasida, "to go (by someone superior to the speaker)"
살다 (salda, "to live") 사니 (sani) (sasida, "to live (by someone superior to the speaker)"
작다 (jakda, "(to be) small") 작으니 (jageuni) 작으 (jageusida, "(for something superior to the speaker) to be small"
곱다 (gopda, "(to be) lovely") 고우니 (gouni) 고우 (gousida, "(for someone superior to the speaker) to be lovely"

See alsoEdit

  • (nim), the honorific suffix for many nouns

Etymology 3Edit

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.


‎(si, McCune-Reischauer: shi) ‎(hanja )

  1. town, city
  2. (South Korea, government) an administrative region, a division of a province having a population of over 150,000

(Administrative divisions of South Korea) ‎(ri), ‎(dong), ‎(myeon), ‎(eup), ‎(gu), ‎(gun), ‎(si), ‎(do)


‎(si, McCune-Reischauer: shi) ‎(hanja )

  1. poem, poetry


‎(si, McCune-Reischauer: shi) ‎(hanja )

  1. time
  2. hour


‎(si) ‎(hanja )

  1. give, grant, bestow
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