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(Video) How to say Husband in Korean

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When you are learning Korean, there are important words that you should know, such as the names of the members of your family. Today we are going to learn how to say husband in Korean.

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How do I say Husband in Korean?

남편 (nam-pyeon). To say ‘my husband’, you would add ‘내’, (na) or ‘my’ making it 내 남편 (na -nam-pyeon).

It is important to note here that when a wife is speaking to another person about her husband, she would not refer to him by his first name. Rather, she might say refer to him by her son or daughter’s name and then add 아빠 ‘appa’ father. For example, ‘Jaemin’s appa’.

What does JAGI mean in Korean?

Jagi 자기 or Jagi-ya, essentially means ‘honey’ or ‘sweetheart’ or ‘babe’ and is a loving way to refer to your husband or wife. It can also mean ‘myself’ or ‘self’.

What is the meaning of Yobo or Yeobo in Korean?

여보 (yobo or yeobo) is honey in Korean when you are referring to your husband or wife in a loving way.

Sample Sentences using Husband in Korean

남편. Husband.
애기 아빠

Husband in Korean

What do Koreans call their spouse?

Many wives in Korea refer to their husbands by ‘yobo’ or ‘chagiya’. The word ‘oppa’ is often used to refer to one’s boyfriend, but is common now to refer to one’s husband. ‘Oppa’ means ‘older brother’ and generally used as a polite way to refer to older friends who are male. 

How do I refer to other Family Members in Korean?

Check out the video below to learn how to address different family members, in both formal and informal ways.

It can be a bit confusing to have to remember each and every separate title for family members and who is ‘allowed’ to refer to that person by which title.

You always have to keep in mind that the Korean culture – and therefore the Korean language – is all based on hierarchy, so everyone must ‘know their place’ in society and act accordingly. It’s a general rule that everyone follows but it allows consistency and upholds respect where respect is expected…so it’s a good thing 🙂

Happy studying everyone!