Learn the Top 20 Korean Slang Words & Phrases. Part 1

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Want to know the must know Korean Slang Words? Oh, you don’t? Leave NOW because that’s what this lesson is all about. And here’s what you SHOULD do with this lesson:

  • Read and review these Korean slang words as MUCH as possible.
    • You’ll never learn this if you only read it once
  • Read out loud to practice your speaking
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Learn the Top 20 Korean Slang Words & Phrases.

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1. Cool

  • jjang

Let’s start with one of the most obvious Korean Slang words. Cool. You know it in English, right? You should know how to say cool in Korean, too. Cool? Cool.

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2. Best face (really pretty face)

  • 얼짱
  • eol-jjang

If you’re wondering what a “best face” is – as mentioned above – it means that someone has a pretty face. It’s about their looks! And this is typically used for girls.

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3. Oh my god!

  • 오마이갓
  • o-ma-i-gat

Read the pronunciation. Sound English to you? Yep. This is “Konglish” or Korean that sounds like English.

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4. 4D (someone wacky)

  • 사차원
  • sa-cha-won

So, this Korean Slang Word, er, combination of a number and a letter is a way to describe someone’s personality. Someone that’s 4D is unique or weird. Now, this is a compliment and NOT a bad thing. You can also use it for someone that thinks outside the box.

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5. You bet/absolutely

  • 당근이지
  • dang-geun-i-ji

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6. Sue me!

  • 배째
  • bae-jjae!

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7. You’re so cheap

  • 넌 너무 짜
  • neon-neo-mu-jja

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8. You are snobby

  • 넌 코가 높다
  • neon-ko-ga-nop-da

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9. Yeah, this is fun!

  • 야! 신난다!
  • ya-sin-nan-da

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10. I hate you/ I don’t like you

  • 나 너 싫어요
  • na neo sir-eo-yo

Always a popular phrase. You must know how to say I hate you in Korean, no?

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11. It’s gross.

  • 닭살이야
  • dalgsal-iyakorean slang words

12. This is the bomb!

  • 짱이야!
  • jjang-iya!

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13. Not Funny.

  • 썰렁해.
  • sseolleonghae.

In other words, “that was a bad joke.”

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14. Mind your own business.

  • 너나 잘해.
  • neona jalhae.

15. Are you crazy?

  • 제정신이야?/ 미쳤어?
  • jejeongsin-iya?/ michyeoss-eo?

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16. Shut up!

  • 즐.
  • jeul.

Want to know how to say shut up in Korean? Well, this is it. One of the must know Korean slang words right here for you.

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17. Just joking.

  • 뻥이야.
  • ppeong-iya.

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18. You’re kidding me.

  • 웃기지마.
  • usgijima.

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19. Childish!

  • 초딩.
  • choding.

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20. Good luck.

  • 재수.
  • jaesu.

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And that’s it for part 1 of the top Korean slang words!

Which of these Korean slang words and phrases is your favorite? Know of any more? Leave a comment below and I’ll add it to this list. I read all the comments! Let’s make it a top 40 or 50 list.

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