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16:40 May 8, 2001
English to Korean translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: retarted
has brain damage

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na정신 지체
Kwang Cho
naretarded child(ren) 열등아xxxKIT
Gene Oh



4 hrs

Since it is an adjective form, I gave you the Korean adjective form. However, if it is used to describe such a child, you may have to use the noun form, such as 지능부진아동.

Gene Oh
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8 hrs
retarded child(ren) 열등아

경계선급아 (borderline children) or 중간아 (medium level children) is proper for the children whose intelligence is below average but above the imbecile child(ren)as 열등아 carries a contemptuous connotation.
If you want to consider the child in terms of his school performance in connection with the environmental factors, 학업지진아 (learning-performance-slow-child) might be better.

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정신 지체

You should mean "(metally) retarded" or metal retardation. Although "정신 지체" looks like a noun, you can use it as a noun and an adjective. Actually, there is no different form between noun and adjective forms. But the way you use and position the word(s) in a sentence, or the way you add a postposition to the word(s) makes difference.

For example:

A mentally retarded child: 정신 지체아

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