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5 Korean Text Slang
Hello everyone! Today, I’m going to tell you guys about some slang expressions you can use when you text in Korean! Korean text slang is simple and easy to write! That means it’s easy to remember as well, right? Korean text slang often uses only the consonants of the word and removes vowels for easy writing when typing. Think about acronyms, or initials.
Then let’s start! 고고씽!
고고씽 is the combination of the English word ‘go go’ and 씽, the fast motion sound. 고고씽 means let’s go right now or let’s start right way. Korean people use the expression 고고 a lot, 고고 means let’s go and I’m on it. In texting, Koreans often use the abbreviation, just the consonants, ㄱㄱ.
If someone asks you to go somewhere or do something together, you answer “ok, I’m down” or “I’m in”, you can use ㄱㄱ in this situation. Let’s see some examples!
게임 콜? Do you wanna play the game with me?
ㄱㄱ I’m down.
저녁에 외식할까? Do you wanna go out for dinner?
외식 ㄱㄱ Let’s go.
- ㅋㅋ or ㅎㅎ
ㅋㅋ or ㅎㅎ are the expression of the sound of laughter. To express laughter, Korean people use ㅎㅎ or ㅋㅋ, like English speakers use haha or lol. Some people use ㅋㅋ at the end of every sentence, and some add a lot of ㅋ or ㅎ when they actually laugh.
야! 뭐 해 ㅋㅋ Hey, what’s up!!!
게임 중 ㅋㅋ 왜 Gaming. Why
그냥 ㅋㅋ Nothing lol.
나 오늘 전남친 만남. DUDE. I MET EX TODAY.
헐 ㅋㅋ LOL
오늘 폐인같아보였는데.. I looked like a homeless today…
We already learned 응 from previous video. ‘응’ means ‘yes’ and ‘응’ is sometimes pronounced as ‘웅’ by girls to express cuteness. People use ㅇㅇ a lot when they text, ㅇㅇ can be used like English expressions k, kk, okay.
오고 있어? Are you on the way?
오는 길에 커피 좀 사다 줄래? Can you bring me a coffee?
ㄴㄴ is an abbreviation of 노노(no no). ㄴㄴ can be used like the English expression “nope”. You use ㄴㄴ when someone asks you to do something or to go somewhere with you, but you don’t want to. It is used when you refuse something.
커피 마시러 갈까? Do you want to go for coffee?
ㄴㄴ I can’t.
피씨방 ㄱㄱ? Do you wanna go PC bang?
ㄴㄴ. 한국어 공부해야 함. I can’t, I need to study Korean.
This is a funny expression. It is from the English word ‘bye’. Korean people write bye as 바이 and when texting they use ㅂㅇ as an abbreviation. Sometimes people replace ㅇ with 2, because number 2 in Korean language is ‘이’. You use this expression when you say goodbye or good night.
오늘 오랜만에 만나서 반가웠어. This was really nice to see you today.
나도! 다음에 또 만나! ㅂㅇ Same here! Let’s meet again soon! Bye!
We learned a lot of Korean text slang today. I recommend using these expressions only to close friends, because it may be rude and impolite to older people. I hope you enjoy watching the video, and see you in the next video! ㅂ2!