U+C694, 요
Composition: +
Dubeolsik input:d-y

Hangul Syllables


Etymology 1Edit

외 ←→ 우



  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Korean ᅀᅭᇂ (zywoh), perhaps from Middle Chinese (MC ȵɨok̚).



  1. bedspread

Etymology 3Edit



  1. (Sentence-final particle for verbs and adjectives in the 해요체 (haeyoche, “polite”) speech level)
      ― haeyodoes
    제가 도와드리지. 
    Jega dowadeurijiyo.
    I can give you a hand.
    만나서 반가웠어. — 저도. 잘 가. 
    Mannaseo ban-gawosseoyo. jeodoyo. Jal gayo.
    Nice to meet you! — You too, Bye.
    2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
Usage notesEdit

In the 해요체 (haeyoche, “polite”) speech level, there is no explicit marker to distinguish between indicative, interrogative, imperative, and hortative moods. The mood distinction is made with punctuation (e.g. “?”, “!”) and pitch (e.g. rising for interrogative) only.

The modern pronunciation of this particle is more open than the syllable 요 and can be described as .

Derived termsEdit
  • (jyo) (contraction of -요)