Korean Edit

Alternative forms Edit

Etymology Edit

Calque of English girlfriend. Sino-Korean word from 女子親舊, from 女子 (female) + 親舊 (friend)

Pronunciation Edit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?yeojachin'gu
Revised Romanization (translit.)?yeojachingu
McCune–Reischauer?yŏjach'in'gu
Yale Romanization?yeca.chinkwu

Noun Edit

여자친구 (yeojachin'gu) (hanja 女子親舊)

  1. girlfriend
    Synonyms: 여친 (yeochin), (dated) 걸프렌드 (geolpeurendeu)
    Coordinate terms: 남자친구 (namjachin'gu), 남친 (namchin)