U+C720, 유
HANGUL SYLLABLE YU
Composition: +
Dubeolsik input:d-b

[U+C71F]
Hangul Syllables
[U+C721]




위 ←→ 으

KoreanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Sino-Korean word from , from the Middle Korean reading (Yale: yu).

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

(yu) (hanja )

  1. existence, being (especially in contrast to the concept of nothingness or non-existence)
    에서 창조하다
    mu-eseo yu-reul changjohada
    to create something out of nothing
    Antonym: 무(無) (mu, nothing, nothingness)

PrefixEdit

유— (yu-) (hanja )

  1. there is..., having...; a prefix indicating the existence of something
    의미 (意味)yuuimiᅟmeaningful
    자격 (資格)yujagyeokqualified (lit. having qualifications)

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Sino-Korean word from , from the Middle Korean reading (Yale: lyu).

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

(yu) (hanja )

  1. Alternative form of 류(類) (ryu, type; kind; sort).
  2. (biology, taxonomy) a family or genus
Usage notesEdit

The prescriptive South Korean standard demands the pronunciation (yu) for this character when used as a noun, but (ryu) is by far the more common—the number of Google search results preliminarily suggest that (ryu) is about ten times more frequent than (yu). South Korean legal documents also regularly use the "incorrect" (ryu). In North Korea, only (ryu) is accepted.

Derived termsEdit
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Etymology 3Edit

From English u.

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?yu
Revised Romanization (translit.)?yu
McCune–Reischauer?yu
Yale Romanization?yu

NounEdit

(yu)

  1. The Korean reading of the Latin alphabet letter u.

Etymology 4Edit

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.

SyllableEdit

(yu)

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  1. :
    (MC reading: (MC jɨu))
  2. :
    (MC reading: (MC jɨu, jɨuH))
  3. :
    (MC reading: (MC jɨuX))
  4. :
    (MC reading: (MC ɦɨuX))
  5. :
    (MC reading: (MC jɨu, jɨuH))
  6. :
    (MC reading: (MC jiuɪ, jiuɪX))
  7. :
    (MC reading: (MC jɨu))
  8. :
    (MC reading: (MC jiuɪ, jiuɪH))
  9. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʔiɪuH))
  10. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʔiɪu))
  11. :
    (MC reading: (MC jiuɪ))
  12. :
    (MC reading: (MC jiuɪ))
  13. :
    (MC reading: (MC jɨoH))
  14. :
    (MC reading: (MC jɨuX))
  15. :
    (MC reading: (MC jɨoX))
  16. :
    (MC reading: (MC jɨu))
  17. :
    (MC reading: (MC jɨoH))
  18. :
    (MC reading: (MC jɨo))
  19. :
    (MC reading: (MC jɨu))
  20. :
    (MC reading: (MC jɨoH))
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