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Tagged With: 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 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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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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Explosive Korean Slang

Podcast 1: Explosive Korean Slang (Medium) In today’s lesson we’ll be taking a look at some Korean slang expressions that start with ㅃ.  This letter can be intimidating for beginning learners of Korean because it isn’t an easy sound to replicate. Just remember to keep your lips sealed until you build up some pressure and … Continue reading »

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