Character U+3147, ㅇ
Name HANGUL LETTER IEUNG
Block Hangul Compatibility Jamo
[U+3146] [U+3148]

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KoreanEdit

Etymology 1Edit




외 ←

우 →

SyllableEdit

‎(yo)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2Edit

Of native Korean origin.

NounEdit

‎(yo)

  1. bedspread

Etymology 3Edit

ParticleEdit

‎(yo)

  1. (Sentence-final particle for verbs and adjectives in the 해요체 (haeyoche, “polite”) speech level)
    ‎ ― haeyo ― does
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)
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