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Anonymous asked in TravelAsia PacificKorea · 1 decade ago

what's uncle in korean?

i just wanna know more about korean language

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Ok... all the answers above are correct, but to an extent.

    There are different terms regarding your uncle on your mother's side and your uncle on your father's side.

    Mother's side:

    Mom's brother (therefore, your uncle): Sahm-chon (삼촌)

    Mom's brother-in-law (therefore, your uncle): Ee-moh-boo (이모부)

    Dad's side:

    Dad's older brother (therefore, your uncle): Keun-ah-buh-jee (큰아버지)

    Dad's younger brother (therefore, your uncle): Jak-eun-ah-buh-jee (작은아버지)

    Dad's brother-in-law (therefore, your uncle): Go-moh-boo (고모부)

    Though it seems complicated, social heirarchy is about the most complicated aspect of the Korean language. Writing isn't that complicated, unless you wanted to try your hand at caligraphy, it's pretty straightforward.

    Hope that helps~!

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    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    You can also use 삼촌 (sam chon) to, informally, refer to a relative who is "like an uncle" but not your biological uncle or uncle through marriage. Similar to how in English your father's best friend Bob might be called "Uncle Bob".

    Source(s): My parents, and my cousins, who told their kids to call me "sam chon"...
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  • 1 decade ago

    It depends.

    Are you talking about your father's elder brother 백부, his younger brother (married) 숙부, his younger brother (unmarried) 삼촌, your mother's brother 의삼촌, the husband of your father's sister 고모부, or the husband of your mother's sister 이모부?

    And then there's the general purpose "uncle" that you use with men like "sir" or "mister," 아저씨.

    Damn, I hope I got the terms correct...

    Source(s): http://kr.dic.yahoo.com/ "A Study Aid for Students of Korean: Korean Verb Tables and Essential Vocabulary" by Jaehee Cho.
  • 1 decade ago

    uncle in korean is '삼촌' pronounced 'sam-cheown'

    simple as that

  • chana
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    I have asked the same question four times, and haven't got an answer

  • 1 decade ago

    depends on what relation you call him uncle... usually Uncle is Ajeoshi....

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ajusi - uncle

    ajuma - auntie

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    sam choewn Well its kind of hard to write in english but thats sort of how it sounds. Sorry.

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