KoreanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Korean word from 元來.

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?wollae
Revised Romanization (translit.)?wonlae
McCune–Reischauer?wŏllae
Yale Romanization?wenlay

AdverbEdit

원래 (wollae) (hanja 元來/原來)

  1. originally; naturally, inherently, innately
    Synonym: 본래(本來) (bollae)
    원래 그런 .Wollae geureon geo-ya.That's just the way it is.
    사람 원래 싸우기 싫어해요.Geu saram-eun wollae ssaugi-reul sireohaeyo.He doesn't like fighting [and it is his nature to be that way].

NounEdit

원래 (wollae) (hanja 元來/原來)

  1. origin
    Synonym: 본래(本來) (bollae)
    원래대로wollae-daeroback (to the previous state)

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Korean word from 遠來.

PronunciationEdit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈwɘ(ː)ɭɭɛ] ~ [ˈwɘ(ː)ɭɭe̞]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)/(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?wollae
Revised Romanization (translit.)?wonlae
McCune–Reischauer?wŏllae
Yale Romanization?wēnlay

NounEdit

원래 (wollae) (hanja 遠來)

  1. (literary, chiefly attributive with (-ui)) coming from afar / distant places
Derived termsEdit