EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Korean 기분 (gibun).

NounEdit

kibun (uncountable)

  1. (Korea) emotion; feeling; mood
  2. (Korea) face; dignity; prestige
    • 2009, Mary E. Connor, The Koreas (page 243)
      For example, a Korean's kibun is damaged when someone does not show him or her proper respect by bowing soon enough or low enough, not using honorific words, or handing him or her something with the left hand.

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

kibun

  1. Rōmaji transcription of きぶん