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Etymology 1

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Sino-Korean word from 時間, from (time) + (gap).

Pronunciation

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  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ɕʰiɡa̠n]
    • Audio:(file)
  • Phonetic hangul: []
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?sigan
Revised Romanization (translit.)?sigan
McCune–Reischauer?sigan
Yale Romanization?sikan

Noun

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시간 (sigan) (hanja 時間)

  1. time
    비제한적 관계절(계속적 용법 관계절), 시간이나 장소 나타내는 접속사 이끄는 유사하게, 삽입구 쓰인다.
    Bijehanjeok gwan'gyejeol(gyesokjeok yongbeob-ui gwan'gyejeol)-eun, sigan-ina jangso-reul natanaeneun jeopsoksa-ga ikkeuneun jeol-gwa yusahage, sabipgu-ro sseu'inda.
    Nonrestrictive relative clauses are parenthetic, as are similar clauses introduced by conjunctions indicating time or place.
  2. hour
    이번 시간 재미있는 배워 보도록 하겠습니다.
    Ibeon sigan-e-neun jaemiinneun chum-eul baewo bodorok hagetseumnida.
    In this hour, you'll learn interesting dancing.
  3. lesson
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Etymology 2

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Sino-Korean word from 時艱 (hard times).

Pronunciation

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Romanizations
Revised Romanization?sigan
Revised Romanization (translit.)?sigan
McCune–Reischauer?sigan
Yale Romanization?sikan

Noun

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시간 (sigan) (hanja 時艱)

  1. troubles or hardships of a specific time or era

Etymology 3

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Sino-Korean word from 屍姦, from (corpse) + (fornication).

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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시간 (sigan) (hanja 屍姦)

  1. necrophilia

Etymology 4

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Sino-Korean word from (corpse) + (admonish).

Pronunciation

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

Noun

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시간 (sigan) (hanja 屍諫)

  1. providing counsel to the king (even to the point of death)