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연기

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Korean

Etymology 1

Sino-Korean word from (“acting”) and (“talent”)

Pronunciation

  • IPA: ˈjəːngɯk̚
  • Phonetic hangul: 연ː극

Noun

연기 (yeon-gi, “acting”).

연기 (yeon-gi, hanja 演技)

  1. acting
Synonyms
  • 연예 (yeonye)
Related terms
  • 연극 (yeon-geuk, “performance”)

Etymology 2

Sino-Korean word from (“smoke”) and (“gas”)

Pronunciation

Noun

연기 (yeon-gi, “smoke”).

연기 (yeon-gi, hanja 煙氣)

  1. smoke
Related terms
  • 금연 (geumyeon, “No Smoking”, 禁煙)
  • 흡연 (heubyeon, “smoking (tobacco)”, 吸煙)

Etymology 3

Sino-Korean word from (“dependent”) and (“arising”)

Pronunciation

Noun

연기 (yeon-gi, hanja 緣起)

  1. (Buddhism) The doctrine of pratitya-samutpada.
See also

Usage notes

연기 is also the name of Yeongi County, a district of Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea.

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