This phrase refers to someone who is a master or something, and their level is so good it is like they have achieved the maximum level in a game!
But don’t worry, you can use this phrase for anything — someone who is good at lifting weights, building things, or studying (not only games)! There are the masters, and then there are the beginners, or the “newbs.” This word is a slightly altered version of 쪼그만한 레벨, meaning a small or low level.
Literally means ‘dirtily’ (from 더럽다), but is often used to mean ‘badly’, for example 더럽게 못생기다 would mean ‘really ugly’ and ‘더럽게 느리다’ would mean ‘really slow’ (referring to a slow computer perhaps).
품절 is another expression for sold out (매진), coming from the hanja for product (품) and gone (절).
Below each slang term, we’ll give you a breakdown and explanation so you can understand what the term means exactly.
Pick your favorites, make sure you understand the meaning, and try them out with your Korean friends.
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This is a shortened version of 언론플레이, which means “media play.” However, this is not all fun and games!
If you can’t read the Hangul yet it is possible to learn it in about 90 minutes so what are you waiting for? 남 is short for 남자, meaning “man” 사 is short for 사람, meaning “person” 친 is short for 친구, meaning friend. If you put them together, you get ‘꿀잼’, which can be used to describe something that is fun or interesting. 노 means “no” or “not” 잼 is the first part of 재미있어요, meaning interesting.
Put them all together, and you get man-person-friend, or a male friend. That should save you some typing time on Kakao Talk when you ask somebody if they have a boyfriend or girlfriend. So if you see something that you don’t think is fun or funny, you can say “노잼! The 까 and 말 parts come from 까놓고 말하다, meaning “speak your mind”.
심쿵 is like a type of emotional heart attack you feel when you see or think about your crush or someone you find extremely attractive!
Remember it by knowing that 심장 means “heart” and 쿵쿵 is the “thud” or “booming” sound your heartbeat makes!Use this any time you want to point out that something is very disgusting or revolting, like when you venture into the weird parts of You Tube!