인형

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 人形, from  (“human”) and (“form”) .

Noun[edit]

인형 (inhyeong) (hanja 人形)

  1. doll; action figure; puppet; little human form

Usage notes[edit]

When 인형 (inhyeong) refers to toys for girls, it is translated as "dolls". When it refers to toys for boys, it is translated as "action figures". Boys may take offense to saying that they play with "dolls".

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