By Sang Kim and Jenna Gibson in the event that youвЂ™ve ever held it’s place in Korea around ValentineвЂ™s Day (or Peppero Day, or xmas), you understand that Korean dating culture is not any laugh. To assist you navigate the field of relationships in Korea, weвЂ™ve compiled an inventory of 10 of good use Korean terms to explain different facets of dating and relationships. вЂ“ geum sah bbah (dropping in love straight away) just like the expression вЂњlove to start with sight,вЂќ this abbreviated term is utilized to spell it out an individual who falls in love quite easily and quickly, but this expression is significantly diffent in ways a individual falls in love prematurely and it also doesn’t 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 no further available.
This term is employed an individual you discover popular or charming is engaged and getting married or perhaps is currently hitched.
вЂ“ mo ssol (вЂњsolo from birthвЂќ) an individual who had been never ever in a connection in their whole life. вЂ“ choshiknam (вЂњherbivore manвЂќ) / вЂ“ gunomullyuh (вЂњdried seafood womanвЂќ) comes from a Japanese term , this term literally means вЂњherbivore man.вЂќ It absolutely was initially utilized to spell it out males who’re more painful and sensitive and gentle/docile like herbivores, nevertheless now it’s mostly utilized to explain dudes who aren’t thinking about dating or wedding. 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, weakness from relationships, economic affordability, or they merely do not have interest in dating. Additionally descends from a word that is japanese from the 2003 comic, вЂњDried fish womanвЂќ is a lady form of . This term relates to ladies who concentrate more about their job and possess no desire to accomplish whatever else after work. Typical faculties of entail, changing into a comfy sweatpants/shirts after having a long time at work, relaxing, watching television being a sofa potato in the home. They will have no desire or interest in socializing (including dating) and would instead stay home alone.
вЂ“ bol mae (the greater amount of you appear, more charm) This word that is abbreviated utilized to explain an individual that has concealed charms. They could never be probably the most person that is attractive but when you get acquainted with them they truly are more appealing and charming. вЂ“ dol sing (returned single)
Somebody who has gotten divorced and has now вЂњcame backвЂќ to being solitary.
вЂ“ mil dang (push and pull) Every relationship requires a small push and pull. Within the context of relationships, means вЂњplaying difficult to get.вЂќ вЂ“ ssum Taken through the English term вЂњsomething,вЂќ this defines the something that is special a couple 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) a person who is of interest for their smarts can be defined as (male) (feminine). This implies a woman or man whoever mind is sexy. вЂ“ nam sa chin/yeo sa chin (вЂњmale/female person friendвЂќ) Literally translated, both of these terms suggest вЂњmale person friendвЂќ and вЂњfemale individual buddy.вЂќ You should use this to stress that anyone is merely buddy who is a person or a lady, instead of a boyfriend or gf. In the event that you liked this list, browse the other articles within our group of of good use Korean terms: 10 of good use Korean Slang Terms and Ten Korean Words that DonвЂ™t Exist in English. Sang Kim could be the Director of Public Affairs & Intern Coordinator. Jenna Gibson may be the Director of Communications in the Korea Economic Institute of America. The views expressed here will be the authorsвЂ™ alone. Image from photostream on flickr imaginative Commons. Pictures by KEI’s Jenna Gibson.