KakaoTalk Emoticon Translation: Edgy Worm (Korean to English)

쟤 왜저래 Literally: Why is he like that Also: What’s with him? Pronouns aren’t really used in Korean, but 쟤 functions as he/she. You may know ‘왜 그래’ like ‘what’s up with you’ or ‘why are you being like this’. This is the same thing. 왜 means ‘why’, and 저래 is like 그래. I wasContinue reading “KakaoTalk Emoticon Translation: Edgy Worm (Korean to English)”

Sending Love

This was originally made for SF9 Amino regarding their participation in Kingdom. ☆~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~☆ IM ROOTING FOR YOU (GROUP)! There are several ways you can express your love and support, we will talk about 3! ☆~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~☆ 1) (name) 화이팅 / 파이팅 화이팅 / 파이팅 are konglish for “fighting”. It is a word of encouragement that someoneContinue reading “Sending Love”

Say Speaking

sayspeaking.com is a website that offers korean tutoring. In my opinion it is too pricy, but overall I had a good experience. I am pleased to see that they fixed the website so it now works on portrait mode. The tutoring sessions last for 55 minutes and are done by video call. The tutor typesContinue reading “Say Speaking”

Korean Word of the Day: 물담배

물담배 is a combination of the words ‘물’ and ‘담배’. It literally means ‘water tobacco’. This is one of those cases where a Korean word is literally what the object does. A hookah is an instrument where the tobacco smoke is passed through water before being inhaled. Like Alice’s Caterpillar

Learn Korean with Kpop: Ravi ‘Flower Garden’ Chorus English Translation

There’s actually not a whole lot of Korean in this one! But I want to translate the song so figured why not do a post. (I forgot that translating Ravi’s stuff is near impossible, even with a native’s help)

Preventing the Virus

Learning with Tiktok (Group: OnlyOneOf Fandom lyOn) 1) Wear a mask 예방하다 to prevent 마스크 face mask -> this is the kind of mask you use for health purposes while 가면 is more like a halloween or other kind of mask 착용하다 to wear (a formal word used for anything you wear. In casual situationsContinue reading “Preventing the Virus”

Words for mask

마스크 This is typically the mask worn for health purposes and you can either 하다 or 쓰다 it , 가면 Decorative masks. These tend to be hard and thick and you 쓰다 them , 복면 Decorative masks that are typically made out of fabric and you 쓰다 them. Unlike 가면, these masks are soft andContinue reading “Words for mask”

Korean Slang

ㅇㅇ Short for ‘응!’ Or ‘yes’ ㄴㄴ Short for ‘아니’ or ‘no’ 한남 Short for 한국남자, but Korean men don’t want to be called it because it carries the conotation of being mean Note: I just learned that this term is also derogatory and used by extreme feminists in Korea. Don’t use it. 카톡 ShortContinue reading “Korean Slang”

Korean Meme Translations (Beginner)

A super easy one!! This is just the dictionary form of 완벽하다, which means ‘to be perfect’. Here is one of the first words that everybody learns! 사랑하다 translates as ‘to love’. 사랑해요 is the formal version of the present tense conjugation, 사랑해. So essentially this meme translates to ‘I love you!!’ (but formally ㅋㅋ)Continue reading “Korean Meme Translations (Beginner)”