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Tagged With: Korean idioms

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 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 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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Five Head-related Idioms

This video is almost entirely in Korean, but for advanced learners, I think it’s a good opportunity to learn some useful idioms.  I’m also going to be covering this on my segment on TBS eFM this Friday morning at 10:30.  Tune in if you’re interested. 주제: ‘머리’에 관련된 표현 1. 머리를 쓰다: to use one’s head … Continue reading »

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Fun Korean Idioms

In today’s lesson, we are going to continue our survey of Korean idioms and slang.  Just so there can be a unifying thread to the expressions, I’ve chosen to introduce phrases that start with the letter ㄷ . These are arranged by frequency in daily language. The first ones are used quite often, while the … Continue reading »

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More Explosive Korean Slang!

In the last round of Explosive Korean Slang, we took a look at some phrases that started with the double consonant, ㅃ . Today we continue on with the series, only this time we’ll be studying idioms and colloquial expressions that start with ㄸ . When pronouncing these letters, the important thing to remember is … Continue reading »

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