어린이

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From 어리다 (eorida, “young, little”) and (i, “person”), coined by Bang Jeong-Hwan[1].

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [ʌ̹ɾini]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR eorini
RR (translit.) eolin-i
MC ŏrini
Yale elin.i

Noun[edit]

어린이 (eorini)

  1. child

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • 어른 (eoreun, “adult”)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chae-un Yi (이재운), Ttŭt to morŭgo chaju ssŭnŭn uri mal ŏwŏn 500-kaji (뜻도 모르고 자주 쓰는 우리말 어원 500가지), 2008, ISBN 978-89-5913-339-0