From (hae), informal and non-polite imperative of 하다 (hada, “to do”) + (che, “style”)


  • IPA(key): [hɛt͡ɕʰe̞]
  • Phonetic hangeul: []
Revised Romanization? haeche
Revised Romanization (translit.)? haeche
McCune–Reischauer? haech'e
Yale Romanization? haychey


해체 (haeche)

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

Usage notesEdit

해체 (haeche) is a 반말 (banmal, “crude language”) speech level used most often between close friends and relatives, and when addressing younger acquaintences. Like other speech levels, it is applied to verbs and adjectives.

Korean words inflected in this speech level are quite short, often just the unadorned stem:

  • (hae, “does; do!”)
  • 했어 (haesseo, “did”)

See alsoEdit

Other speech levels: