From 해라 (haera, formal, non-polite imperative of 하다 (hada, “to do”)) + 체(體) (che, “style”).
- (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈhɛ(ː)ɾa̠t͡ɕʰe̞] ~ [ˈhe̞(ː)ɾa̠t͡ɕʰe̞]
- Phonetic hangul: [해(ː)라체/헤(ː)라체]
- Though still prescribed in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?||haelache|
해라체 • (haerache)
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 라 in the imperative. E.g.:
(Other speech levels)