찰떡 and 개떡 meaning

찰떡-> 잘 맞다 / 딱 맞다

It is along the lines of “to fit well” “to fit perfectly” “be right for”

I saw it several times on instagram, I was confused at first until I realized they were using BTS choreography (thank you commenters lol) for a different song

So they were saying that the choreography went really well with this other song. It fit the song perfectly.

안무 왜 찰떡?? -> how does this choreo fit so well??

이 노래 안무 찰떡이쟈나 ->this choreo fits the song so well! (이쟈나 is for 이잖아)

세팅펌 긴머리에 찰떡이다! This setting perm is perfect for long hair! (-> an article title on naver)

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개떡 is the opposite

It is used to describe things as being not right or having gone wrong

개떡 같은 인생 -> a life where nothing works out

(it was defined as 인생이 뭘 해도 안풀린다 -> even if you do something, life goes wrong / life doesnt work out, no matter what you do)

개떡 같이 말해도 찰떡 같이 알아듣는다! -> Even if I say it wrong, you understand right / Even if I am not clear or don’t explain it properly, you know what I mean / you understand me anyways! (from here)

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But in a literal sense, both of these are just types of rice cake lol.

UPDATE: I just came across this which has more detailed answers 🙂

Satyanghae~ Shelbi

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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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