할머니

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Korean[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (hal, grand-, as in 할아버지 (harabeoji), see that entry for more) +‎ 어머니 (eomeoni, mother).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?halmeoni
Revised Romanization (translit.)?halmeoni
McCune–Reischauer?halmŏni
Yale Romanization?halmeni

Noun[edit]

할머니 (halmeoni)

  1. grandmother; (by extension) elderly female

Usage notes[edit]

As a form of address, 할머니 (halmeoni) is often a polite replacement for a second person singular pronoun ( or 당신).

See also[edit]