집사람

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(jip, house) +‎ 사람 (saram, person). See also 계집 (gyejip).

Pronunciation[edit]

Revised Romanization? jipsaram
Revised Romanization (translit.)? jibsalam
McCune–Reischauer? chipsaram
Yale Romanization? cipqsalam

Noun[edit]

집사람 (jipsaram)

  1. (humble) wife, especially one's own

Usage notes[edit]

  • For another person's wife, the more respectful word 부인 (bu-in, “lady”) is more commonly used.

Synonyms[edit]