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KoreanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Korean word from 理由, from (ruling) + (cause)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key)[ˈiːju]
  • Phonetic Hangul[:]
Revised Romanization? iyu
Revised Romanization (translit.)? iyu
McCune–Reischauer? iyu
Yale Romanization? īyu

NounEdit

이유 (iyu) (hanja 理由)

  1. reason, cause
    • 정당한 이유jeongdanghan iyurofor good cause
    • 정당한 이유 없이jeongdanghan iyu eopsiwithout good cause
    • 이유 여하를 묻지 않다.
      Iyu yeohareul mutji anta.
      without getting into the whys and wherefores of the reasons