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03:15 Aug 9, 2006
Korean to English translations [Non-PRO] Names (personal, company)
Korean term or phrase:Hye
I hope you're all right. I would like to know if the name "Hye" (or possibly "Nye") has a specific meaning. It seems to be used in conjunction with "Young" in Korean names. Any guidance and suggestions for further research will be greatly appreciated.
Explanation: This is a commmon component of Korean female given names, such as Hye-young. Hye-young (惠英) can be translated as "gracious flower."
Samuel Henderson United States Local time: 20:19 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 4
Concise, clear and quick. What more can one ask for? Thanks!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Dear Mr. Henderson,
I thank you so much for your kind reply. I was hoping for some connection with flower or some other image or character feature normally associated with women in many cultures. I have two follow-up questions: (1) Which part of "Hye-Young" corresponds to "gracious" and which part to "flower"?, and (2) Can you recommend an English-Korean dictionary or reference work with general explanations of this sort?
Again, I greatly appreciate your kindness and clarity in responding to my query. In turn, I remain available to you for any consultation in the Spanish language that you might need and will be glad to be of help.