청소년

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 靑少年, from ( (cheong, “youth”)) + 少年 (소년 (sonyeon, “child”))

Pronunciation[edit]

Revised Romanization? cheongsonyeon
Revised Romanization (translit.)? cheongsonyeon
McCune–Reischauer? ch'ŏngsonyŏn
Yale Romanization? chengsonyen

Noun[edit]

청소년 (cheongsonyeon) (hanja 靑少年)

  1. adolescent; teenager

Usage notes[edit]

In South Korea, 청소년 is usually defined as a person of under twenty years in the East Asian age reckoning (eighteen or nineteen in Western age reckoning).