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당신 (dangsin, hanja 當身, McCune-Reischauer tangshin)
- second person singular plain (non-polite) pronoun; you
The second person singular pronouns are rarely used in Korean. Using 당신 (dangsin) is usually considered insulting. Instead, the person's title is often used, or 선생님 (seonsaengnim, “(respectable) teacher”) if the person's title is unknown, for strangers or superiors:
- 선생님, 안녕하세요?
- seonsaengnim, annyeonghaseyo?
- “How are you, sir?” (literally, “Teacher, are (you) at peace?”)
For friends, it is more common to use the person's name.
- 너 (neo)
- 당신들 (dangsindeul, “you (plural)”)
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