Korean Edit

Etymology Edit

From 해라 (haera, formal, non-polite imperative of 하다 (hada, to do)) +‎ 체(體) (che, style).

Pronunciation Edit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈhɛ(ː)ɾa̠t͡ɕʰe̞] ~ [ˈhe̞(ː)ɾa̠t͡ɕʰe̞]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)/(ː)]
    • Though still prescribed in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Revised Romanization?haerache
Revised Romanization (translit.)?haelache
Yale Romanization?hāyla.chey

Noun Edit

해라체 (haerache)

  1. The formal, non-polite speech level in Korean.

Usage notes Edit

해라체 (haerache) is a speech level used to younger or lower-rank people. It is also used almost universally in books, newspapers, and magazines; also used in reported speech ("She said that...").

Korean words inflected in this speech level are characterized by the ending ㄴ다 present tense, ㅆ다 in the past tense, and in the imperative. E.g.:

See also Edit

(Other speech levels)