Lesbian Dictionary Korean
How to say lesbian in Korean
Below are the words of our Korean Lesbian Dictionary and some words used to talk about sexual diversity. But first some information about the language and where it is spoken.
The Korean language is the language spoken by virtually the entire population of the two Koreas, the countries where it is the official language. Although the variety of North and South are not exactly the same language, does not prevent the intercommunication. Besides North Korea and South Korea, the Korean is also used in China and Japan, reaching worldwide about 80 million speakers.
The situation of the LGBT community is different in the two Koreas, although there is no law against it in either. While in North Korea the concept of homosexuality is not known and sex is a private issue whose public display is not well regarded, whatever it may be (this includes any kind of association, activism or cultural production), in South Korea the society is polarized among the elderly, increasingly Catholic, who monopolize politics and administration and the much more open and liberal young people, who usually live inside the closet. Therefore, it is a matter of time before all the activism existing today and all the activity of the LGBT community, including its celebration of pride, ends up developing legislative initiatives in favor of equality and protection against discrimination.
The expression Buchi (부치) is the Korean adaptation of the English term Butch, which is used to name masculine lesbians.
See: Butch in the English Lesbian Dictionary.+
The translation of the positive expression Dongseong-aeja (동성애자) is homosexual. Other Korean expressions to talk about sexual diversity are:
·Iseong-aeja (이성애자): heterosexual.
·Il-ban (일반): hetero (short form).
·Yangseong-aeja (양성애자): bisexual.
·Segseu (섹스): sex.
·Seongjeog jihyang (성적 지향): sexual orientation.
·Seongjeongcheseong (성정체성): gender identity.
·Seongjeonhwanja (성전환자): transgender.
·Museong-aeja (무성애자): asexual.
·Seongjeog chwihyang (성적 취향): sexual preference.
·Inteosegsyueol (인터섹슈얼): intersexual.
·Baijendeo (바이젠더): bigender.
·Eijendeo (에이젠더): agender.
·Emtuepeu (엠투에프): transgender woman.
·Epeutuem (에프투엠): transgender man.
·Kwieo (퀴어): queer.
·Kwieoilon (퀴어이론): queer theory.
·Ssiseujendeo (씨스젠더): cisgender.
·Deulaegkwin (드랙퀸): drag queen.+
The translation into the Spanish language of the expression Lejeubieon (레즈비언) is lesbian.
Variation: Lejeu (레즈), which is the short form of lesbian that we could translate into the English language as Lez.+
The translation of the Korean expression Paem (팸) is Femme. It is a linguistic loan from English, which in turn is a linguistic loan from French, whose translation is woman, used to name feminine lesbians.
Variation: Pammeu (팜므)