할아버지

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (hal, grand-, as in 할머니 (halmeoni), see that entry for more) +‎ 아버지 (abeoji, father).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ha̠ɾa̠bʌ̹d͡ʑi]

IPA(key) [ha̠ɾa̠bʌ̹d͡ʑi]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR harabeoji
RR (translit.) hal-abeoji
MC harabŏji
Yale hal.apeci

Noun[edit]

할아버지 (harabeoji)

  1. grandfather; elderly male

Usage notes[edit]

The term 할아버지 (har-abeoji) is used to refer to an elderly male, often as a polite replacement for a second person singular pronoun ( (neo) or 당신 (dangsin)).

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