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Hangul Syllables


Etymology 1Edit

Of native Korean origin. From Middle Korean ᄩᅥᆨ (Yale: pthek). Onomatopoeic.


Revised Romanization? tak
Revised Romanization (translit.)? tag
McCune–Reischauer? t'ak
Yale Romanization? thak



  1. (onomatopoeia) with a sudden collision
  2. (onomatopoeia) with spitting
  3. with a sudden release or dissipation of a pent up emotion
  4. (of a physical space) widely set out in an invigorating manner
See alsoEdit

Usage notesEdit

(tak) is the yang vowel, or bright vowel, form of (teok).

In contemporary Korean, the yang vowels refer to /a/, /ɛ/, and /o/. In Korean ideophones and sensory words, forms with these vowels have a connotation of brightness, smallness, clearness, sharpness, youth, or positiveness.

Etymology 2Edit

Reading of various hanja.



  1. : request
    (eumhun reading: 부탁할 (butakhal tak))
    (MC reading: (MC tʰɑk̚))
  2. : flow
    (eumhun reading: 흐릴 (heuril tak))
    (MC reading: (MC ɖˠʌk̚))
  3. : height
    (eumhun reading: 높을 (nopeul tak))
    (MC reading: (MC ʈˠʌk̚))
  4. : bell
    (eumhun reading: 목탁 (moktak tak))
    (MC reading: (MC dɑk̚))
  5. : cleaning
    (eumhun reading: 씻을 (ssiseul tak))
    (MC reading: (MC ɖˠauH, ɖˠʌk̚))
  6. : picking
    (eumhun reading: 뽑을 (ppobeul tak))
    (MC reading: (MC ɖˠʌk̚))
  7. : polishing
    (eumhun reading: (jjol tak))
    (MC reading: (MC ʈˠʌk̚))
  8. : appointing
    (eumhun reading: 맡길 (matgil tak))
    (MC reading: )
  9. : bigness
    (eumhun reading: (keul tak))
    (MC reading: (MC ʈˠʌk̚))
  10. : pecking
    (eumhun reading: (jjol tak))
    (MC reading: (MC tuk̚, ʈˠʌk̚))
  11. : openness
    (eumhun reading: (yeol tak))
    (MC reading: )
  12. : scheming
    (eumhun reading: 꾀할 (kkoehal tak))
    (MC reading: (MC duoH, dɑk̚))
  13. : cultivation
    (eumhun reading: 개척할 (gaecheokhal tak))
    (MC reading: (MC tʰɑk̚, t͡ɕiᴇk̚))
  14. : bursting
    (eumhun reading: 터질 (teojil tak))
    (MC reading: )
  15. : brightness
    (eumhun reading: 밝을 (balgeul tak))
    (MC reading: (MC ʈˠʌk̚, ʈʰˠʌk̚))
  16. : name
    (eumhun reading: 사람 이름 (saram ireum tak))
    (MC reading: )