Text slang and abbreviations

-> 봐

-> from 보다 (see/watch/try)

-> 한번

-> once / one time.

“I’ll have to check it out” 함바야지 (한번 봐야지) “try eating it once” 함먹어바 (한번 먹어봐).


당근이지-> used cause it sounds similar to 당연하지 of course! (but literally-> its a carrot)


절레절레-> smh

(theres another version here!)


노잼-> 재미가 없어

-> no fun


맴찢-> 마음이 찢어졌어

-> heartbreak (literal, heart was broken/torn)


케바케-> 케이스 바이 케이스

case by case


찐 -> 진짜

really / very


일케-> 이렇게

-> like this


어케-> 어떻게

-> how


노메-> 노 메시지

-> no comment


존예-> 존나 예뻐

-> freaking gorgeous (bad word)


존못-> 존나 못생겼어

->fugly (bad word)


존맛-> 존나 맛있어

->freaking delicious (bad word)


ㅇㅈ-> 인정

->admit/ i agree


ㄴㅇㅈ-> 노 인정

-> (disagree. no/i dont think so) (ive also seen it refer to 노오잼 no fun)


뜨아-> 뜨거운 아메리카노

-> hot americano


따아-> 따뜻한 아메리카노

-> warm americano


아아-> 아이스 아메리카노

-> iced americano


아카마-> 아이스 카라멜 마키아토

-> iced caramel macchiato


ㅅㅂ-> 시발 (bad word)
ㅅㅂ년아-> bad word for female
ㅅㅂ놈아-> bad word for male

ㅆㄱ-> 새끼 (bad word)


ㄷㅊ-> 닥쳐!

-> stfu


ㅇㄱㄹㅇ-> 아 그래요?

->oh, really?


ㄹㅇ-> 레알->



ㄱㄷ-> 기다려



ㅇㄷ-> 어디



-> 너무

->very / really


-> 조금

-> a little


-> 그냥

-> just


-> 지금

-> right now


-> 마음

-> heart/mind


ㅎ2/ㅎㅇ-> 하이

-> hi


ㅃ/ㅂㅂ/ㅂ2-> 바이

-> bye


82-> 빨리

-> quickly

-> 8= 팔 2=이 팔이-> 빨리


ㄱㄱ-> 고고

-> gogo


ㄴㄴ-> 노노



ㄱㅊ-> 괜찮아

-> its ok


82ㄱㄱ-> 빨리 고고

-> (go quickly)


ㅈㅅ-> 죄송해

-> sorry


ㄱㅅ-> 감사

-> thanks


ㅊㅋ/ㅊㅊ-> 축하

-> congrats


ㅌㅌ-> 토끼다

-> (gamer slang for run away, enemy spotted)


ㄷㄷ-> 덜덜

-> shivering

-> can be nervousness or excitment


ㅎㅎ-> haha

ㅋㅋㅋ-> lol
-> sarcastic “크”



Remember text slangs are informal. If you say ㄱㅅ to someone you don’t know well, it may be rude. If you were to text your boss, you wouldnt say “ty” you’d be more professional and spell it out.

Published by Hannah & Shelbi

We are just 2 students who wish to share the love and joy of learning language through lesson posts and translations! We are doing this for fun, based on our experience and questions we ask native speakers. We are not fluent! Just passionate  ~ Hannah, Shelbi, and Jordan

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