U+C65C, 왜
HANGUL SYLLABLE WAE
Composition: +
Dubeolsik input:d-h-o

[U+C65B]
Hangul Syllables
[U+C65D]

KoreanEdit

Etymology 1Edit





와 ←→ 외

SyllableEdit

(wae)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2Edit

Of native Korean origin.

PronunciationEdit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [wɛ(ː)] ~ [we̞(ː)]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)/(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?wae
Revised Romanization (translit.)?wae
McCune–Reischauer?wae
Yale Romanization?wāy

AdverbEdit

(wae)

  1. why
    가수 좋아해?
    Neo-neun i gasu-reul wae joahae?
    Why do you like this singer?
    그것으로 전화 는지 설명 돼.
    Geugeos-euro-neun ne-ga wae jeonhwareul an haenneunji seolmyeong-'i an dwae.
    That doesn't explain why you didn't phone.
Alternative formsEdit
  • (we) (obsolete, non-standard)
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

SyllableEdit

(wae)

  1. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʔˠiuᴇ, ʔuɑ, ʔuɑX))
  2. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʔˠɛ))
  3. :
    (MC reading: )
  4. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʔˠɛX))
  5. :
    (MC reading: (MC kˠuɛ, kˠua))
  6. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʔˠuɛ, ʔˠua))

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