- 를 (reul) (rare, formal, after a vowel)
- indicates the direct object of a verb
- 시리레 ᄀᆞ를 담으라.
- sirire goareu-l dam-eura
- Put the flour into the steamer.
- 을 (eul) is used after a word ending with a consonant. If the preceding word ends in a vowel, ㄹ (l) is used instead.
|유 ←||→ 의|
을 • (eul)
을 • (-eul)
- particle indicating the direct object of a verb
- Like other Korean particles, 을 (eul) is a postposition. It marks the preceding noun as the direct object of the following verb.
- 을 (-eul) only comes after a word ending in a consonant. If the modified word ends in a vowel, 를 (-reul) or (colloquially) ㄹ (-l) is used instead:
- 을 (-eul) is optional if it can be inferred that the noun is the direct object (as opposed to the subject).
- If the noun is the main topic of the sentence and it can be inferred that the noun is the direct object (as opposed to the subject), 은 (-eun) may be used instead, though in many cases 은 (-eun) might be interpreted as a contrast.
Of native Korean origin.
—을 • (-eul)
- Alternative form of required after consonants
Korean reading of various Chinese characters.