For Korean learners: Are there any words and phrases you have learned from watching Kdramas?

I know many of you guys that are learning Korean have seen or watched Kdramas. So, what have you guys picked up from watching them. For me, I learned the word: 삼촌 (uncle) and the word/phrase: 죽을래? (Do you want to die?) XD

May 22, 2019


I've learned the word "오라버니" which means brother and the phrase "아이씨" which means like "darn" or "damn" LoL

May 22, 2019

haha, same! Saying 아이씨 has become a habit for me now.

May 22, 2019

Umm please just use it respectfully

May 27, 2019

Lol, I know. That's why I only say it around my non-Korean family because they don't rlly understand the meaning of it.

May 27, 2019

I just meant that people might take it the wrong way, as we all very well know about koreaboos and such, also could be disrespectful in some ways :)

July 19, 2019

No, I don't watch Kdramas, you might have seen my comment in your post about anyone learning Korean because of BTS...

But, I've heard and learned some Korean words because of my classmates that are Kpop fans. Like "oppa", "unnie", "saranghae(yo)" (sorry I'm lazy to activate my Korean keyboard for now)

May 23, 2019

as a fellow kpop fan haha, i've learned the basic weird koreaboo words. don't wanna say them bc i think you get the point :D

May 23, 2019

Yeah your right you want my email we can talk

May 25, 2019

A lot of you are saying the common Koreaboo basic words, just please don't use them and be a Koreaboo, saying these things randomly is really...Unecessary I guess? Idk, please don't be a koreaboo, especially if you don't understand the full meaning to something. It's really annoying.. and pretty rude too if you don't understand the full in depth meaning and how it's used.For examole the whole oopa/Noona/unnie/hyung are honorifics and you have to address people by that most of the time in Korea if you are the younger person, but a lot of people who don't understand now make it that oppa refers to something entirely different.

May 27, 2019

no i just learned japanese bc of animes/mangas

May 29, 2019

비밀 -"secret", a couple of swears :) and a few others too. It can be difficult though because quite often the subtitles are far from the true meaning of what the characters are saying as they have been changed to make the most "sense" to English-speakers.

Although Kdramas haven't necessarily taught me that many words outright when I hear one that sounds cool I quite often look up the meaning and try to learn it -so they do inspire me in that way! Also, when I already know a word or phrase it really boosts my confidence to hear it being used because A: I feel like a fluent Goddess and B: If I was feeling unsure as to whether I was pronouncing it right or whether if it was even used in Korean it makes me feel surer. Kpop also does similar things for me, and both are helpful listening practice! (or speaking practice too if I sing along)

August 4, 2019
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