Very often happen – especially at the beginning – to see a Korean drama and to hear some words but not to figure out what they mean.
For this reason
, I have drawn up a list of the most common terms that you should know if you are learning Korean.
- Ahjumma / 아줌마: an older woman, typically the age of a mother or an aunt but not your relative.
- Ahjusshi / 아줌씨: an old man, typically the age of a father or an uncle, but not your relative.
- “Aish!” / 아이씨: expression of frustration and irritation.
- Ani|Anyo / 아니|아니요: No.
- Annyeong / 안녕하세: “Hello” when you are near someone; “Goodbye” but informal.
- Annyeonghaseyo / 안녕하세요:”Good morning” and “Goodbye”, formal.
- Annyeonghigyeseyo / 안녕히 계세요 세요: Goodbye (“I will go first”)
- Babo / 바보: Stupid.
- Bagel Girl: Girl with young face.
- Byungtae / 벼태: Pervert.
- “Daebak!” / 대박: “Impressive!”
- Deh: Yes.
- Dongsaeng / 동생: Younger person than you.
- Fandom: Fan club
- “Fighting!”: “Good luck!”
- Flower Boy: Boy with female features.
- Gomawo / 고망워: Thank you.
- Hoobae / 후배: person who is your junior.
- “Hwaiting!”: “Good luck!” (written this way since Koreans have issues with “f” sound).
- Kamsahamnida / 감사함니다: Thanks.
- K-Pop: Popular Korean music.
- Maknae / Magnae / 막내: literally means “the youngest”.
- Neh / 네: Yes.
- Oppa / 옵바: used by girls to refer to older boys / brothers.
- Sarang / 사랑: Love.
- Saranghae / 사랑해 : I love you.
- Sasaeng / 사생: stalker.
- Sunbae / 순배: person who is your senior.
- Ulzzang / 울짱: “Best face”; used when referring to a person who has gained fame because of their appearance, typically on the internet sites.
- Yeh: Yes.
These are terms that you listen most often when you see a drama.