Looking at Hanja can help you better understand Sino-Korean vocabulary. So we take a look at the character 每, which is pronounced as [매]. This rather useful character appears in a few rather basic words you’ve probably already seen.
The Hanja 每 [매] is a rather simple character that appears in plenty of basic vocabulary. In fact, you probably already know quite a few of the words that incorporate this hanja. Some words that utilize the character are 매일 (), 매주 () and 매냔 (). However, what does the character 每 [매] actually mean?
The Hanja 每 [매] means ‘everything’, ‘every’, ‘all’ and such. Its meaning is very similar to the Hanja 各 [각] and the Korean particle -마다 (it is even listed as one of the meanings in Hanja dictionaries). In fact, the latter is not used for Sino-Korean words that ordinarily uses the character 每 [매] or 各 [각]. Though it would not necessarily be wrong to do so. There is just a certain preference.
每 [매] Vocabulary
With Hanja, the characters are not as important as the vocabulary that use them. Understanding the characters simply helps you better understand the meaning of the words. There are not a tremendous amount of words that use this character, but the words that do use the character are quite common. Learning these words will certainly help you out when reading, listening, speaking or writing Korean.
The character ~ indicates the following part is a pure Korean word and thus has no Hanja counterpart.
We give the verb/adjective meaning of nouns in brackets ‘( )’. As you know Sino-Korean nouns (한자어) can be used as verbs/adjectives with 하다.
|Hanja / 한자||Hangeul / 한글||English / 영어|
|每番||매번||Every time, all the time, always|
|每秒||매초||Every second, each second|
|每分||매분||Every minute, each minute|
|每時||매시||Every hour, each hour|
|每日||매일||Every day, each day|
|每週||매주||Every week, each week|
|每月||매월||Every month, each month|
|每~||매달||Every month, each month|
|每年||매년||Every year, each year|
|每~||매해||Every year, each year|