KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈhɛ(ː)t͡ɕʰe̞] ~ [ˈhe̞(ː)t͡ɕʰe̞]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [(ː)/(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?haeche
Revised Romanization (translit.)?haeche
McCune–Reischauer?haech'e
Yale Romanization?hāychey

NounEdit

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)