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Hangul Syllables



Revised Romanization?teok
Revised Romanization (translit.)?teog
Yale Romanization?thek

Etymology 1Edit

First attested in the Hunmin jeongeum haerye (訓民正音解例 / 훈민정음해례), 1446, as Middle Korean ᄐᆞᆨ〮 (Yale: thók).



  1. chin; jaw; chops
    축구 정통으로 맞아서 음식 씹을 없다.
    Teoge chukgugong-eul jeongtong-euro majaseo eumsigeul ssibeul suga eopda.
    Since he was hit straight on the chin with a soccer ball, he can't eat.
    에게 있어 단어 들으면 떠오르는 인물 안토니오 이노키 있다.
    Na-ege isseo teogiran daneoreul deureumyeon tteooreuneun inmureun Antonio Inokirago hal su itda.
    Antonio Inoki comes to my mind when I hear the word "chin."
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Dependent nounEdit


  1. a cause; a reason; a possibility (used only to emphasize that no such thing exists)
    Naega al teogi itgennya?
    What on earth is the reason I should know that?
    그럴 무조건 없어.
    Geureol teogi mujogeon eopseo.
    That's categorically impossible.

Etymology 3Edit

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



  1. (onomatopoeia, of a large or heavy object) with a sudden, dull collision or burst
  2. (onomatopoeia) while spitting very vehemently
  3. with a sudden release or dissipation of a pent up emotion
  4. (of a person) with a sudden collapse
  5. (of shoulders, etc.) in a broadly set state
  6. (negative) suddenly being blocked, especially by an unwelcome event
Usage notesEdit

(teok) is the yin vowel, or dark vowel, form of (tak).

In contemporary Korean, the yin vowels refer to /ʌ/, /e/, /u/, and often /i/. In Korean ideophones and sensory words, forms with these vowels have a connotation of darkness, largeness, murkiness, bluntness, old age, or negativeness.

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