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By Sang Kim and Jenna Gibson you know that Korean dating culture is no joke if youвЂ™ve ever been in Korea around ValentineвЂ™s Day (or Peppero Day, or Christmas. To assist you navigate the field of relationships in Korea, weвЂ™ve compiled an inventory of 10 of good use Korean words to explain different factors of dating and relationships. вЂ“ geum sah bbah (dropping in love straight away) much like the expression вЂњlove to start with sight,вЂќ this abbreviated word is utilized to spell it out an individual who falls in love easily and quickly, but this expression is significantly diffent in ways an individual falls in love too soon and it also will not last for particularly long. pum jeol nam/pum jeol nyuh (out of stock man/woman) The literal interpretation is a female or male that is вЂњsold outвЂќ and not any longer available.
вЂ“ mo ssol (вЂњsolo from birthвЂќ) an individual who ended up being never in a connection in their life time. вЂ“ choshiknam (вЂњherbivore manвЂќ) / вЂ“ gunomullyuh (вЂњdried seafood womanвЂќ) descends from a Japanese term , this term literally means вЂњherbivore guy.вЂќ It had been initially utilized to spell it out guys that are more gentle/docile and sensitive like herbivores, however now it’s mostly utilized to explain dudes who aren’t thinking about dating or marriage. They might instead invest money and time on their self-improvement, fashion, and hobbies. There numerous theories that are debatable why dudes become . A few of the reasons consist of issues for not enough individual life/hobbies whenever in relationships or as soon as hitched, tiredness from relationships, monetary affordability, or they just haven’t any fascination with dating. Also comes from a word that is japanese from a 2003 comic, вЂњDried seafood womanвЂќ is a lady type of . This term relates to ladies who concentrate more about their profession and now have no desire to accomplish whatever else after finishing up work. Typical faculties of entail, changing into an appropriate sweatpants/shirts after a long time at work, relaxing, viewing television being a sofa potato in the home. They usually have no desire or interest in socializing (including dating) and would rather stay home alone.
вЂ“ bol mae (the greater amount of you appear, more charm) This word that is abbreviated used to spell it out an individual that has hidden charms. They could never be the essential attractive individual, but when you become familiar with them these are typically more desirable and charming. вЂ“ dol sing (returned single)
вЂ“ mil dang (push and pull) Every relationship requires a push that is little pull. In the context of relationships, means вЂњplaying difficult to get.вЂќ вЂ“ ssum Taken through the English word вЂњsomething,вЂќ this defines the unique one thing between two different people whom appear to have emotions for every other but have actuallynвЂ™t taken the plunge and began dating. вЂ“ nwae saek nam/nwae nyeo that is saekвЂњsexy mind man/womanвЂќ) an individual who wil attract due to their smarts can be defined as (male) (feminine). What this means is a person whoever mind is sexy. вЂ“ nam sa chin/yeo sa chin (вЂњmale/female person friendвЂќ) Literally translated, both of these terms mean вЂњmale person friendвЂќ and вЂњfemale individual buddy.вЂќ You should use this to stress that the person is simply a close buddy who is actually a guy or a female, instead of a boyfriend or gf. In the event that you liked this list, read the other articles inside our group of helpful Korean terms: 10 Helpful Korean Slang Terms and Ten Korean Words that DonвЂ™t Exist in English. Sang Kim may be the Director of Public Affairs & Intern Coordinator. Jenna Gibson could be the Director of Communications in the Korea Economic Institute of America. The views expressed here would be the authorsвЂ™ alone. Image from photostream on flickr imaginative Commons. Pictures by KEI’s Jenna Gibson.