어이

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Korean[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ʌ̹i]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? eoi
Revised Romanization (translit.)? eoi
McCune–Reischauer? ŏi
Yale Romanization? ei

Etymology 1[edit]

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as Middle Korean 어ᅀᅵ (Yale: ezi).

Noun[edit]

어이 (eoi)

  1. mother
  2. parent
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Interjection[edit]

어이 (eoi)

  1. hey! (for calling a person of the same status or lower in an informal way)
    어이, 나 좀 도와줘.
    Eoi, na jom dowajwo.
    Hey, help me out a bit.
    어이, 여기 간식이라도 있냐?
    Eoi, yeogi gansigirado innya?
    Hey, are there even any snacks in here?