아줌마

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ajumma
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ajumma
McCune–Reischauer?ajumma
Yale Romanization?acwumma

South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 마의 / 아마에 / 아마까지

Syllables in red take high pitch. This word always takes high pitch on the second syllable, and lowers the pitch of subsequent suffixes.

Noun[edit]

아줌마 (ajumma)

  1. middle-aged elder female
  2. aunt
  3. ma'am, madam

Usage notes[edit]

The term 아줌마 is used to address a married woman.

Related terms[edit]

  • 언니 (eonni) (elder sister of a female)
  • 누나 (nuna) (elder sister of a male)
  • 할머니 (halmeoni) (grandmother; senior female)
  • 아저씨 (ajeossi) (middle-aged elder male; uncle)