누나

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

누나 (nuna)

  1. elder sister of a male
  2. (by extension, spoken by a male) Unrelated female slightly older than oneself

Usage notes[edit]

  • The term 누나 is often used by a male to address an elder female as a polite replacement for a second person singular pronoun ( (neo) or 당신 (dangsin)).

Alternative forms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • 언니 (eonni) - elder sister of a female
  • 오빠 (oppa) - elder brother of a female
  • (hyeong) - elder brother of a male
  • 아줌마 (ajumma) - middle aged woman; older female
  • 할머니 (halmeoni) - grandmother; senior female