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Korean

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Alternative forms

  • (used after words ending in a vowel) (wa)

Particle

(gwa)

  1. and
    • 연필
      chaekgwa yeonpil
      pencil and book
  2. with; together with
    • 가족 가티 가세요?
      gajokgwa gati gaseyo?
      Are [you] going with [your] family?
  3. in relation to

Usage notes

(gwa) is used only at the end of words ending in a consonant. (wa) replaces it after words ending in a vowel.

Etymology 2

Hanja in this word

Noun

(gwa, hanja )

  1. Academic subject or field of inquiry.

Suffix

(gwa)

  1. An academic department.
  2. A taxonomic family.

Etymology 3

Sino-Korean word from (“lesson”)

Noun

(gwa, hanja )

  1. lesson

Syllable

(gwa)

  1. , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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