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Korean Slang!

Korean Hat Slang!

KChamp Podcast 12: Korean Hat Slang!   If you’re living in Korea, you’ve probably noticed the hats with clever bits of Korean written on them that started showing up in the major party districts about two years ago.  Since it’s never a good idea to wear a hat emblazoned with a phrase you can’t understand, … Continue reading »

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Describing Different Personality Types

Here is a collection of Korean phrases useful for depicting the cast of characters that surrounds us every day. If you learn these idioms, you’ll be equipped to describe everyone — from a country bumpkin to a miserly friend. None of these are especially hard, so if you’re anywhere beyond the basic levels, you should … Continue reading »

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Korean for a Pick-up Artist

This is the script I wrote up for Street Korean a few weeks ago. 작업 걸다: to hit on A: 어제 공원에 혼자 앉아서 책 보고 있는데 어떤 여자가 옆에 앉아도 되냐고 하더라. B: 정말? 여자가 먼저 작업 거는 건 드문 일인데. 번호 따다: to get someone’s number A: 왜 그렇게 기분이 좋아 보여? B: … Continue reading »

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Korean for a Friday Night!

TBS 8 1. 1차, 2차, 3차: rounds (of drinking, partying etc.) A: 어제 몇 차까지 갔어? B: 난 3차까지 하고 갔는데 김대리 말이 4차까지 갔대.  2. 물이 좋다: the vibe is good / it’s a good scene  A: 금요일 저녁에 한잔 어때?  B: 좋지. 어디 물 좋은 데 알아? 3. 필름 끊기다: to black out 추태부리다: … Continue reading »

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Describing the People You Went to School With

In today’s lesson, we’ll be taking a look at words used to describe different personality types in the school environment. 범생이: a goody-goody A: 야, 학교 앞에 새 PC 방 생겼던데 가서 게임이나 할까? B: 너같은 범생이가 웬일이야? 날라리: someone who’s always messing around A: 병수가 이번에 공무원 시험에 합격했다면서? B: 그래, 학교 다닐 때 … Continue reading »

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Describing that Perfect Guy or Girl

In this week’s lesson, we’re going to be taking a look at Korean slang expressions that describe different types of people. None of these expressions are quite as established as words like “hottie” or “keeper” are in the English lexicon, but they are still important to know. Every single one of these expressions didn’t even … Continue reading »

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