엄친아

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Korean[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Contraction of (eomma chin-gu adeul, “mom's female friend's son”).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[ʌ̹mt͡ɕʰina̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? eomchina
Revised Romanization (translit.)? eomchin-a
McCune–Reischauer? ŏmch'ina
Yale Romanization? emchin.a

Noun[edit]

엄친아 (eomchina)

  1. (neologism) Academically successful (and possibly wealthy) male student who is the target of envy among people.
    • 2012: 싸이 아버지 회사 테마주, Dong-A Ilbo
      그가 엄친아로 착실하게 성장해 사업가가 됐다면 우리는 가수 싸이를 잃었을 것이다. 
      Geuga eomchinaro chaksilhage seongjanghae sa-eopgaga dwaetdamyeon urineun gasu ssaireul ireosseul geosida.
      As an eomchina, had Psy worked hard to become a successful businessman, the world would have never experienced his musical talent.

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