Korean idioms

Thursday, October 26, 2006


I highly recommend this book. It's well written and it gives a lot of insight into the Korean language and culture. These are some of my favorite idioms:

화장발/조명발 Cosmetic effect. Lighting effect- the girl( or man) only looks good because of the make-up or because of the lighting.

교편 잡다 - the love stick (the rod used to discipline students)

당근이지- That's the carrot- Of course! Right on!

고무신바꿔 신었다- She changed her rubber shoes- she found a new boyfriend.

필름끊겼다- My film stopped rolling- I passed out after heavy drinking.

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