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Hangul Syllables




  • IPA(key)[t͡ɕi]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? ji
Revised Romanization (translit.)? ji
McCune–Reischauer? chi
Yale Romanization? ci

Etymology 1Edit

즤 ←→ 짜



  1. A Hangul syllabic block made up of and .

Etymology 2Edit

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean .



  1. since (somebody) last (did something); from the time that
Usage notesEdit

In the sense of "since", indicates a period of time. The verb or adjective immediately preceding must be in the attributive form (—ㄴ (-n)). This attributive form may follow the adverbs (mot) or (an). Although means ‘since’ as used with durations, usage differs from English ‘since’ insofar as the Korean verb preceding should be negated where the English clause containing ‘since’ would not, and vice versa: Compare negative Korean “… 한 지” with positive English “since (somebody) last …ed”.

The sentence must end in the combination of a timespan (for example 2 (2ju)) or a question verb asking “how long” (for example (myeot ju)) and a verb such as 되다 (doeda) or 지나다 (jinada).


  • 어머니를 뵌 벌써 오래되었다.
    Eomeonireul boen ji beolsseo oraedoeeotda.
    It has already been a long time since I've seen my mother.
  • 머리를 못/안 감은 2주쯤 되면 느낌이 어떨까요?
    Meorireul mot/an gameun ji 2jujjeum doemyeon neukkimi eotteolkkayo?
    What will it feel like when (somebody hasn't) washed (their) hair for two weeks?”

Compare (man) and 부터 (buteo) which differ from in usage.

Etymology 3Edit

Of native Korean origin.


—지 (-ji)

  1. verb suffix used to seek affirmation, or to give the listener(s) an opportunity to express whether they can follow or not, to agree, or to confirm what is said
    It's difficult, isn't it?
    “그 분은 한국말을 이해하시?”
    “geu buneun han-gungmareul ihaehasiji?”
    He understands Korean, right?
  2. verb suffix a speaker uses to recommend a change in the listener's behaviour, or to soften imperatives
    “천천히 먹
    “cheoncheonhi meokji
    Eat slowly. (said to a hasty eater)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

Of native Korean origin.


—지 (-ji)

  1. suffix either marking the verb that is negated by following 못하다 (mothada)/않다 (anta), or marking what a following 말다 (malda) says not to do
    “담배를 피우 맙시다.”
    “dambaereul piuji mapsida.”
    Let's not smoke cigarettes.
    • can optionally receive markers such as , , and :
      가 않아요
      manchiga anayo
      … is not much
    • is not used to form a negative copula:
      “daga anida”
      … is not all
    • is used when saying some action was a mistake (for example when regretting something), and when thinking about better not doing something:
      “… 서울에 오 말 걸 그랬네요.”
      “… Seoure oji mal geol geuraenneyo.”
      “… shouldn't have come to Seoul.”
      “… 서울에 가 말까 생각도 해 봤지만 ….”
      “… Seoure gaji malkka saenggakdo hae bwatjiman ….”
      “… have/has been thinking about not going to Seoul, but …”
      “서울에 가는 게 나을 것 같요.”
      “Seoure an ganeun ge na-eul geot gatjiyo.”
      Not going to Seoul seems better; don't you think so?
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Etymology 5Edit

Colloquial variant of (jeo, “oneself”).



  1. (colloquial) oneself; the aforementioned one
    는 할 거 다 하고 살면서 맨날 나보고 뭐라 그래.
    Jineun hal geo da hago salmyeonseo maennal nabogo mwora geurae.
    He does all what he wants and he tells me off everyday!

Etymology 6Edit

Korean Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia ko

Sino-Korean word from


(ji) (hanja )

  1. an ancient bamboo flute with five fingerholes used in aak (genre of Korean court music)
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Etymology 7Edit

Korean reading of various Chinese characters.



Extended content
  1. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiᴇ, t͡ɕiᴇX))
  2. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiᴇ))
  3. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiᴇ))
  4. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕɨX))
  5. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕɨ))
  6. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʈiᴇ))
  7. :
    (MC reading: (MC diɪH))
  8. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕˠiɪX))
  9. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕɨH))
  10. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiɪH))
  11. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiᴇX))
  12. :
    (MC reading: (MC ɖɨ))
  13. :
    (MC reading: (MC ɖˠiᴇ, dɑ))
  14. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕɨH))
  15. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʈˠiᴇH))
  16. :
    (MC reading: (MC ɖˠiɪ))
  17. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕˠiɪX))
  18. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕɨX))
  19. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕɨX))
  20. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʈʰɨX))
  21. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕɨX))
  22. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiɪ))
  23. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕɨ))
  24. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiɪH))
  25. :
    (MC reading: )
  26. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiɪ))
  27. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiᴇX))
  28. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiᴇX, kiᴇX))
  29. :
    (MC reading: (MC d͡ziᴇH))
  30. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiɪ, t͡ɕiᴇX, t͡ɕˠiɪX))
  31. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiᴇ))
  32. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕɨX))
  33. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʈiᴇ))
  34. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕɨH, ɕɨk̚))
  35. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiɪH))
  36. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕɨX, ɖɨX))
  37. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕˠiɪX, t͡ɕɨX))
  38. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiɪ, t͡ɕiᴇX))
  39. :
    (MC reading: (MC kʰiᴇH))
  40. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiᴇ, ɡiᴇ, ɕiᴇH, kiᴇH))
  41. :
    (MC reading: )
  42. :
    (MC reading: (MC ɡiᴇ, d͡ʑiᴇ))
  43. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiᴇX))
  44. :
    (MC reading: )
  45. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiᴇ, d͡ʑiᴇ, dei))
  46. :
    (MC reading: )
  47. :
    (MC reading: (MC ɖˠiɪ, t͡ɕiᴇX, teiX))
  48. :
    (MC reading: (MC ɖˠiɪ))
  49. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiᴇ))
  50. :
    (MC reading: (MC ɖˠiɪ))
  51. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕɨH))
  52. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʈˠiɪ))
  53. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʑiᴇX))
  54. :
    (MC reading: (MC ɖˠiᴇ))
  55. :
    (MC reading: (MC ʈˠiɪH))
  56. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiᴇX))
  57. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕɨX))
  58. :
    (MC reading: (MC ɡiɪ))
  59. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiɪH))
  60. :
    (MC reading: (MC t͡ɕiᴇX))
  61. 𥎵: Alternative form of
    (MC reading: 𥎵)
  62. 𥏾: Alternative form of
    (MC reading: 𥏾)