U+C57C, 야
Composition: +

Hangul Syllables

애 ←→ 얘
See also: -야

Korean edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ja̠(ː)]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescribed in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Revised Romanization?ya
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ya
Yale Romanization?

Etymology 1 edit

Imitative. Compare Arabic يَا ().

Interjection edit


  1. (colloquial, only to social equals or inferiors) hey!
    ! 전화번호 까먹었단 이야!Ya! Ni jeonhwabeonho kkameogeotdan mar-iya!Hey! I forgot your phone number!
    ! 일로 .Ya! Neo illo wa-bwa.Hey! You, come here.
  2. whoa; used to convey excitement.
Usage notes edit
  • It is rude to use this to people of greater social status, or in formal contexts even to social inferiors. For example, an older sibling can use this to call a younger sibling, but the reverse is not possible.

Etymology 2 edit

Sino-Korean word from ((of a woman's look) seductive).

Root edit

(ya) (hanja )

  1. Root of 야하다 (yahada, to be lewd, to be NSFW, to be erotic). Rarely used alone.

Prefix edit

야— (ya-) (hanja )

  1. (colloquial) lewd, NSFW, porn, sexy
    (ya) + ‎ (jjal, (Internet slang) pic, photo) → ‎야짤 (yajjal, porn photo)
    (ya) + ‎ (gem, (Internet slang) video game) → ‎야겜 (yagem, porn game)

Derived terms edit

Etymology 3 edit

Sino-Korean word from (countryside; out of office).

Noun edit

(ya) (hanja )

  1. (politics) opposition party
    Synonyms: 야당(野黨) (yadang), 야권(野圈) (yagwon)
    Antonym: 여(與) (yeo, ruling party)
    Coordinate term: 여야(與野) (yeoya)
Usage notes edit
  • Usually written in hanja form in news headlines, even in contemporary text otherwise devoid of Chinese characters.
Derived terms edit

Etymology 4 edit

Modern Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

Syllable edit


Extended content
  1. : field
    (eumhun reading: (deul ya))
    (MC reading: (MC dzyoX|yaeX))
  2. : night
    (eumhun reading: (bam ya))
    (MC reading: (MC yaeH))
  3. : Literary Chinese particle
    (eumhun reading: 어조사 (eojosa ya))
    (MC reading: (MC yaeX))
  4. : bellows
    (eumhun reading: 풀무 (pulmu ya))
    (MC reading: (MC yaeX))
  5. : Literary Chinese particle
    (eumhun reading: 어조사 (eojosa ya))
    (MC reading: (MC yae))
  6. : used in toponyms
    (eumhun reading: 이름 (ttang ireum ya))
    (MC reading: )
  7. : to lead
    (eumhun reading: 이끌 (ikkeul ya))
    (MC reading: (MC nyaeX|nyak))
  8. : palm tree
    (eumhun reading: 야자나무 (yajanamu ya))
    (MC reading: (MC yae))
  9. : father
    (eumhun reading: 아비 (abi ya))
    (MC reading: )
  10. : to mock
    (eumhun reading: 놀릴 (nollil ya))
    (MC reading: )
  11. : used in Sanskrit transliteration
    (eumhun reading: 반야 (banya ya))
    (MC reading: (MC nyae|nyaeX|nyak))