Jump to navigation Jump to search
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?||hyeong|
- South Gyeongsang (Busan) pitch accent: 형의 / 형에 / 형까지
Syllables in red take high pitch. This word takes low pitch only before consonant-initial multisyllabic suffixes.
- older brother of a male
- (men's speech, in informal friendly settings) somewhat older male
- (dated) elder sister of a female
- Synonym: 언니 (eonni)
- This term is used as a de facto second-person pronoun by men to address both older brothers and unrelated men of somewhat older age. This is because Korean does not permit the use of true second-person pronouns towards a social superior. See 너#Usage notes for more.
- such a type, such a form