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[]
Revised Romanization? hyeongnim
Revised Romanization (translit.)? hyeongnim
McCune–Reischauer? hyŏngnim
Yale Romanization? 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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