반말

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (ban, “half”, ) + (mal, “speech”)

Noun[edit]

반말 (banmal)

  1. crude language

Usage notes[edit]

The term 반말 (banmal) describes various truncated forms of speech where particles or suffixes are dropped, usually resulting in a loss of the suffixes that reflect social differences. The 해체 (haeche) style of speech is a common example of 반말 (banmal).