치맥 is its own thing which is chicken and beer.
So just any kind of chicken with beer then?
No deep fried chicken
Isn't 치맥, 치킨하고 맥주, same goes with 소맥 means 소주와 맥주. And 치킨 means fried chicken. so why is "Let's eat fried chicken and beer!" not accepted?
Apparently in Korean saying "eat" instead of drink is very common, I think I've also come across "eat your medicine"
In most languages you "eat" medicine. English is the exception.
We "take" medicines in Spanish too.
Japanese also say drink your medicine
We also say "drink your medicine" in my local language Twi
Yes true. English, and Spanish (because I know that a bit) have the exceptions for the verb "drink"
Indonesian say "drink medicine"
Portuguese is another exception :)
Pt-br is drink your medicine "Tome seu remédio"(Take your medicine)
In Russian we say both: drink and eat, but drink is more common
Russian people drink medicine
Indeed, a preferable English translation would be 'let's have chicken and beer'
you can eat beer?
You can in Korea.
You can eat chicken with beer
is this like a portmanteau?
A lot of Korean words do this to shorten compound words.
I tried with 'let's have chicken and beer' since that's more natural than 'let's eat chicken and beer', and it was accepted
Should it be 치킨하고 맥주는 먹읍시다!
If you wanted to spell everything out, sure - but 치맥 is actually a legit compound word for the Korean word "chicken" and "beer". For more information, I found the Wikipedia article enlightening: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chimaek
치맥 is a combination of 치킨하고 맥주
치맥 is a contraction of 치킨하고 맥주
치맥 is the contraction for 치킨 + 맥주. As the two are so commonly had together and sooo many diners cater to just that combo, its become its own word. Like 소맥!
I get that 먹 means eat, but what is the Korean word for lets?
Koreans like shortening words.. this is just one of their shorten words
"Let's eat chicken with beer!" Accepted, thank goodness! Using "and" there in "English" makes me cringe.
So is 치맥 its own separate dish?
치 from 치킨 and 맥 from 맥주 ...together they make 치맥. I really like how they make it simpler by joining words together.
I think I've heard 치맥을 many times in a kdrama