그녀

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

calque of Japanese 彼女 (かのじょ) (kanojo) by Kim Dong-in[1]. (geu) + (, nyeo).

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [kɯɲjʌ̹]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR geunyeo
RR (translit.) geunyeo
MC kŭnyŏ
Yale kunye

Pronoun[edit]

그녀 (geunyeo)

  1. (literary) she, her (third person singular feminine pronoun)
    • 그녀는 나에게 어떻게 수영하는지를 가르쳤다.
      Geunyeoneun na-ege eotteoke suyeonghaneunjireul gareuchyeotda.
      She taught me how to swim.
    • 그녀의 추억은 슬픔을 띤 것이었다.
      Geunyeoui chueogeun seulpeumeul ttin geodieotda.
      Her memory was tinged with sorrow.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chae-un Yi (이재운), Ttŭt to morŭgo chaju ssŭnŭn uri mal ŏwŏn 500-kaji (뜻도 모르고 자주 쓰는 우리말 어원 500가지), 2008, ISBN 978-89-5913-339-0