엄마

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

어미 (eomi, mother) +‎ (a, hey, vocative particle).

Korean informal family terms commonly stem from a fused vocative; see also 누나 (nuna), 아빠 (appa).

Pronunciation[edit]

Revised Romanization? eomma
Revised Romanization (translit.)? eomma
McCune–Reischauer? ŏmma
Yale Romanization? emma
Audio
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South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 엄마의 / 엄마에 / 엄마까지

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

Noun[edit]

엄마 (eomma)

  1. (usually used by children) mama, mum, mummy
    • 가서 엄마한테 물어 봐!
      Gaseo eommahante mureo bwa!
      Go ask your mom!

Synonyms[edit]

Antonyms[edit]

  • 아빠 (appa, “papa, dad”)

Related terms[edit]

  • 맘마 (mamma, “baby food; pap”)