언니

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

언니 (eonni)

  1. elder sister of a female; (by extension, spoken by a female) unrelated elder female

Usage notes[edit]

The term 언니 is used by a female to refer to an elder female, often as a polite replacement for a second person singular pronoun ( (neo) or 당신 (dangsin)).

Related terms[edit]

  • 누나 (nuna) elder sister of a male
  • 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