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 (nuna) is often used by a male to address an elder female as a polite replacement for a second person singular pronoun ( or 당신).

Alternative forms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

  • 언니 - elder sister of a female
  • 오빠 - elder brother of a female
  • - elder brother of a male
  • 아줌마 - middle aged woman; older female
  • 할머니 - grandmother; senior female