대신

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Korean[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Sino-Korean word from  (“replacement”) and (“body”).

Noun[edit]

대신 (daesin) (hanja 代身)

  1. substitution
    With (e), it is often translated as "instead of", "in place of", etc.:
    • 가는 대신에 집에서 있었어요.
      Ganeun daesine jibeseo isseosseoyo.
      [He] stayed home instead of going.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb form of 대다 (daeda, “to touch or put”).

Verb[edit]

대신 (daesin)

  1. Past honorific modifier of 대다 (daeda, “to touch or put”).