아저씨

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[a̠d͡ʑʌ̹ɕ͈i]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? ajeossi
Revised Romanization (translit.)? ajeossi
McCune–Reischauer? ajŏssi
Yale Romanization? acessi

Noun[edit]

아저씨 (ajeossi)

  1. middle-aged elder male
  2. uncle
  3. mister, gentleman

Usage notes[edit]

The term 아저씨 is used to refer to a male several years older than the speaker, often as a polite replacement for a second person singular pronoun (neo) or 당신 (dangsin).

Related terms[edit]

  • 오빠 (oppa, “elder brother of a female”)
  • (hyeong, “elder brother of a male”)
  • 아줌마 (ajumma, “middle aged woman; older female”)
  • 할아버지 (harabeoji, “grandfather; senior male”)