매춘부

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 賣春婦, from 賣春 (prostitution) + (woman)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈmɛ(ː)t͡ɕʰunbu] ~ [ˈme̞(ː)t͡ɕʰunbu]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [(ː)/(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?maechunbu
Revised Romanization (translit.)?maechunbu
McCune–Reischauer?maech'unbu
Yale Romanization?māychwunpu

Noun[edit]

매춘부 (maechunbu) (hanja 賣春婦)

  1. prostitute, hooker, call girl