Thursday, February 6, 2014

0134 - 里[이/리] - 마을 - unit of distance; village; lane

The Story [이야기] :

  • This character combines "paddy field" 田 and "earth" 土 to mean "a small village".  A certain small village has lots of paddy field 田 on its land 土.
  • 이 is used if found at the beginning of the word, and 리 otherwise.
  • This character 里[리] was also used as a unit of measurement for distance.  See below.   

Stroke Order [획순] :

New Vocabulary [새로운 단어] :

리 [] - (1) ri, a Korean measurement of distance (0.244 miles, 400 meters), (2) ri, the smallest administrative unit; village; township
산리 [] - a mountain village; a village among mountains
동리 [] - a village
이민 [] - village folk [people]
이장 [] - the head of a village
이수 [] - (1) the mileage; the distance, (2) the number of villages
방리 [] - a square ri
천리 [] - a thousand ri; a long distance
만리 [] - ten thousand; a long distance
해리 [] - a nautical mile; a knot
삼천리 [] - the whole (land) of Korea
구리시 [] - Guri City (a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea)


Example Sentences [예문] :

옛 속담에  길도 한 걸음부터 입니다.
An ancient proverb says, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

1980대에는 하나씩만 낳아도 는 초만원이라는 표가 거리와 공중 화장에 넘쳐났다.
In the 1980s, "Having just one child can fill the entire country of Korea" was the catchphrase.

구리시 [] - Guri City (a city in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea)

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