From 해 (hae, informal and non-polite imperative of 하다 (hada, “to do”)) + 체(體) (che, “style”).
- (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈhɛ(ː)t͡ɕʰe̞] ~ [ˈhe̞(ː)t͡ɕʰe̞]
- Phonetic hangul: [해(ː)체/헤(ː)체]
- Though still prescribed in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?||haeche|
해체 • (haeche)
해체 (haeche) is a 반말 (banmal, “crude language”) speech level used most often between close friends and relatives, and when addressing younger acquaintances. 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:
(Other speech levels)