형님

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From (hyeong), "elder brother of a male" + honorific suffix (nim)

Pronunciation[edit]


IPA(key) [çjʌ̹ŋnim]
Phonetic Hangul
Romanizations
RR hyeongnim
RR (translit.) hyeongnim
MC hyŏngnim
Yale hyengnim

Noun[edit]

형님 (hyeongnim)

  1. honorific of (hyeong) : elder brother of a male
  2. (of a male) wife's older brother (a type of brother-in-law)
  3. (of a male) wife's older sister's husband (a type of co-brother-in-law)
  4. (of a female) husband’s older sister (a type of sister-in-law)
  5. (of a female) husband’s older brother’s wife (a type of co-sister-in-law)

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