Korean

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Etymology

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Umlauted from -어 (-eo) +‎ -요 (-yo).

Pronunciation

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Romanizations
Revised Romanization?eyo
Revised Romanization (translit.)?eyo
McCune–Reischauer?eyo
Yale Romanization?eyyo

Suffix

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-에요 (-eyo)

  1. Alternative form of -어요 (-eoyo), used after the copulas -이다 (-ida, to be) and 아니다 (anida, to not be).
    -도 한국 사람-이-에요.Jeo-do han'guk saram-i-eyo.I'm a Korean, too.

Usage notes

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  • -어요 (-eoyo) is also possible for the copulas, but not common.

Particle

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-에요 (-eyo)

  1. (proscribed) Contraction of -이-에요 (-i-eyo).
    친구-에요.Je chin'gu-eyo.She's my friend.
    할 거-에요.Hal geo-eyo.I'm going to do it.

Usage notes

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  • Although proscribed, this is more commonly used by Koreans than the prescriptive contraction -예요 (-yeyo).