Some Korean terms to know

These are just some common korean slang that you can find in the comments.


ㅗㅗ: giving the middle finger

ㅠㅠ: crying emoticon

ㅜㅜ: crying emoticon

ㄷㄷ: sound when shaking (expresses feeling of surprise/shock)

ㅋㅋㅋ: kekeke, lol

ㅎㅎㅎ: hahaha, lol


Chaebol: extremely wealthy person

Daebak: awesome, amazing

Hul: huh?, what! (expresses some feeling of shock)

Hwaiting/Fighting: good luck (words of encouragement)

Jjang: the best, awesome

Jjang jjang man: best/awesome person

Sunbae: senior, term used on someone older/more experienced than you (in work, school)

Hoobae: junior, term used on someone younger/less experienced than you (in work, school)

Goguma: It means sweet potato but can describe something as frustrating

Cider: It means soda but can describe something as refreshing

Kkuljaem: really fun

Iljin: A bully. Associated with gangs, underage drinking and smoking.