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Age-Related Terms - Translations


Age-Related Terms - Transl...

나이
English: age
Phonetic pronunciation: nah-ee

오빠
English: a female’s older brother / older male friend / boyfriend
Phonetic pronunciation: oh-bah

언니
English: a female’s older sister / older female friend
Phonetic pronunciation: eoh-knee


English: a male’s older brother / older male friend (note: females may also use this term to refer to their older sister-in-law, in order to show respect)
Phonetic pronunciation: hyung

누나
English: a male’s older sister
Phonetic pronunciation: noo-nah

동생
English: one’s younger sibling (regardless of gender of speaker or referent)
Phonetic pronunciation: dong-saeng

할머니
English: grandmother / elderly woman
Phonetic pronunciation: hal-moh-knee

할아버지
English: grandfather / elderly man
Phonetic pronunciation: hal-ah-boh-jee

아줌마
English: a middle-aged woman
Phonetic pronunciation: ajuma

아저씨
English: a middle-aged man
Phonetic pronunciation: ajoh-shee

아가씨
English: a young woman (unmarried) / bachelorette
Phonetic pronunciation: aga-shee

총각
English: a young man (unmarried) / bachelor
Phonetic pronunciation: chong-gak

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Last Updated on 2012-01-29


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