U+C6B0, 우
HANGUL SYLLABLE U
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Hangul Syllables
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KoreanEdit

Etymology 1Edit





요 ←→ 워

SyllableEdit

(u)

  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [uː]
  • Phonetic hangeul: []
Revised Romanization? u
Revised Romanization (translit.)? u
McCune–Reischauer? u
Yale Romanization?

Etymology 2Edit

Of native Korean origin. (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

AdverbEdit

(u)

  1. suddenly

NounEdit

(u)

  1. the name of the hangeul vowel (u)
  2. (North Korea) above; top
    • 2004 October 10, "구름우에 솟은 《왕》들의 집-13개의 분교" (The House of "Kings", Soaring Above the Clouds), KCNA[1]:
      이곳에서 내려다보면 마치 구름에 분교와 마을이 둥둥 떠있는것만 같다.
      igos-eseo naeryeodabomyeon machi gureum-u-e bun-gyo-wa ma-eur-i dungdung tteo-inneun-geon-man gatda.
      Looking down from here, it looks just like the schoolhouse and the village are floating separately above the clouds.
Alternative formsEdit
  • (above): (wi) (South Korea)

Etymology 3Edit

Of native Korean origin.

SuffixEdit

—우 (-u)

  1. a suffix deriving a causative verb.
    • 자리었다. (Jariga bieotda., “The seat became empty.”) → 사장자리다. (Sajang-i jarireul biwotda., “The boss is absent. (The boss made his seat empty.)”)
SynonymsEdit
  • - (i)/ (hi)/ (ri)/ (gi)/ (gu)/ (chu)- : suffixes deriving causative verbs.

Etymology 4Edit

Of native Korean origin.

Alternative formsEdit

SuffixEdit

—우 (-u)

  1. one of the middle style (하오체) declarative, interrogative, and imperative endings, often used by senior women to higher but familiar women.

Usage notesEdit

This is used after a vowel, or the consonant (l) in which case the (l) falls out. After a consonant other than (l), (su) is used instead.

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 5Edit

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

NounEdit

(u) (hanja )

  1. the right side

(u) (hanja )

  1. foolishness

(u) (hanja )

  1. superiority; excellence

(u) (hanja )

  1. the fifth note in the pentatonic scale; la