넌지시

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Korean[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean 넌즈시 (Yale: nèncùsì), equivalent to modern 넌짓 (neonjit, discreetly) +‎ (-i, adverb-attaching suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?neonjisi
Revised Romanization (translit.)?neonjisi
McCune–Reischauer?nŏnjisi
Yale Romanization?nen.cisi

Adverb[edit]

넌지시 (neonjisi)

  1. (of speech, of a look, etc.) discreetly, implicitly
    Synonyms: 남몰래 (nammollae), 슬쩍 (seuljjeok)