Compound of 할 (hal, “grand-”, as in 할머니 (halmeoni), see that entry for more) + 아버지 (abeoji, “father”).
할아버지 • (harabeoji)
- grandfather; elderly male
The term 할아버지 (har-abeoji) is used to refer to an elderly male, often as a polite replacement for a second person singular pronoun (너 (neo) or 당신 (dangsin)).
- 조부 (jobu), 할배 (halbae), 할범 (halbeom)
- 형 (hyeong, “elder brother of a male”)
- 아저씨 (ajeossi, “middle-aged elder male”)
- 아버지 (abeoji, “father”)
- 할머니 (halmeoni, “grandmother”)