남자친구

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Calque from English boyfriend. Sino-Korean word from 男子親舊, from 男子 (male) + 親舊 (friend)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [na̠md͡ʑa̠t͡ɕʰinɡu]
  • Phonetic hangeul: []
Revised Romanization? namjachin-gu
Revised Romanization (translit.)? namjachingu
McCune–Reischauer? namjach'in'gu
Yale Romanization? namcachinkwu

Noun[edit]

남자친구 (namjachin-gu) (hanja 男子親舊)

  1. boyfriend

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