Sino-Korean word from 當身
- Phonetic Hangul[당신]
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?
당신 • (dangsin) (hanja 當身)
- second person singular plain (non-polite) pronoun; you
어느 책이 당신 것인가요?
- Eoneu chaegi dangsin geodin-gayo?
- Which book is yours?
- The second person singular pronouns are rarely used in public Korean. Using 당신 (dangsin) to a stranger is usually considered impolite; it is more commonly used between mature married couples. Instead, the person's title is often used, or 선생님 (seonsaengnim, “(respectable) teacher”) if the person's title is unknown, for strangers or superiors:
- Seonsaengnim, annyeonghaseyo?
- How are you, sir?/Hello, sir.
- 당신들 (dangsindeul, “you (plural)”)