오빠

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of native Korean origin. Compare 아버지 (abeoji).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

오빠 (oppa)

  1. elder brother of a female
    오빠는 정말 착한 학생이고 절대로 텔레비전은 보지 않아.
    Ne oppa-neun jeongmal chakhan haksaeng-igo jeoldaero tellebijeon-eun boji ana.
    Your brother is such a good student and he never watches TV.
  2. (by extension, spoken by a female) an unrelated elder male
    오빠의 페이스북 친구 중에서 정말 친구는 몇 명이나 돼?
    Oppa-ui Peiseubuk chin-gu jung-eseo jeongmal chin-gu-neun myeot myeong-ina dwae?
    How many of your Facebook friends are your real friends?

Usage notes[edit]

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

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • 언니 (eonni, “elder sister of a female”)
  • 누나 (nuna, “elder sister of a male”)
  • (hyeong, “elder brother of a male”, )
  • 아저씨 (ajeossi, “middle aged man; older male”)
  • 할아버지 (harabeoji, “grandfather; senior male”)