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KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Korean word from 主要, from (chief) + (importance)

PronunciationEdit


IPA(key) [t͡ɕujo]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR juyo
RR (translit.) juyo
MC chuyo
Yale cwuyo

NounEdit

주요 (juyo) (hanja 主要)

  1. importance, primacy

Usage notesEdit

Generally used adnominally to mean "important" or "key", in phrases such as 주요 원인, "important cause."