Monday, March 7, 2016

Korean Words Commonly Heard in Korean Drama's

You might heard one of these words while watching your favorite Korean Drama's. In no particular order here's the following ;

1.) 대박 [Dae-bak] is an English equivalent may be “jack-pot”. When someone achieve something amazing, people will wish them “Dae-bak”.

2.) 정말 [Cheongmal] is an expression of disbelief and annoyance. Like saying "Really?!"

3.) 진짜 [Chincha] is an expression meaning "Are you serious?!"

4.) 재벌 [Chaebol] A tried-and-true character type in Korean dramas, the wealthy heir of a family conglomerate. Pretty much every Kdrama male lead ever has played a chaebol at some point.

Actor Lee Min Ho played the role of a Chaebol in Korean Drama Heirs with Actress Park Shin-Hye.

5.) 동생 [Dongsaeng] A dongsaeng is a younger friend or sibling. Anyone younger than you is considered your dongsaeng, regardless of gender.
Jung Il Woo once played a Dongsaeng in The Night Watchman's Journal.

6.) 어머님 [Eomeoni] Mother and 아버지 [Abuji] Father is the normal way of calling their parents. 아빠 [Appa] Father and 엄마 [Umma] Mother is the informal way of calling their parents. Im pretty sure you heard this very often. Right???

7.) 아줌마 [Ajumma] literally means "aunt", however it is used for calling name of "married woman," which is generally only used to refer to women who are middle-aged or older, and working-class.
Choi Ji Woo played the role of an Ajumma in Twenty Again.

8.) 사모님 [Samonim] is an elegant word that originally means one's teacher's wife, but it can be used to refer to the wife of your superior or any prominent man. 사장님 [Sajangnim] is a Korean word which means Boss in English. They are either the owner of the company or someone with the highest position. Usually this name only being use if the boss or owner is a male.

9.) 아저씨 [Ajusshi] Literally means "uncle," but is used in polite conversation to refer to a man who is older than you, and who you don't know well. A bit like calling someone "Sir" in English.

10.) 형 [Hyung] Literally means older brother, but also used by Korean males to address another male older than them who they are close to.
 Song Seung-heon once played the role of a Hyung in When a Man Falls In Love.

11.) 김치 [Kimchi] a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of cabbage with a variety of seasonings.
12.) 미쳤어 [Michyeosseo] Means "Are you crazy?" in Korean. There's not one K-drama character who doesn't ask this question. Right?

13.) 누나 [Noona] is a Korean word meaning "older sister" used by males related or not.
Kim Hee Seon played Noona in Angry Mom.

14.) 오빠 [Oppa] is a Korean word meaning "older male" used by females related or not. "Oppa" is also loosely used to flirt and show affection for an older guy not related to a girl.
Choi Siwon was an "Oppa" to his colleagues at work in She Was Pretty.
15.) 언니 [Unnie] is a Korean word meaning "older sister" which is used by younger girls when speaking to older girls who are related or not.

16.) 오모 [Omo!] is the "OMG" of Korea. One usually uses this term when wanting to make a current situation even more dramatic. This term is best used when you find out something extremely surprising and shocking. 

17.) 어떻게 [Ottoke] Meaning "what to do?" or "What do I/We do?" Usually used in moments It is used when there is a problem at hand. 

18.) [Piggy Back] Involves a hot guy carrying a girl on his back, usually as a result of too much Soju or some accident that only the lead female of a K-drama could get injured from. If there is no piggy back, there is no relationship, and that's the sad reality.
Joo Won and Shim Eun Kyung Go On A Piggy Back Date in Cantibile Tomorrow.
19.) 소주 [Soju] A distilled rice liquor sold in a green bottle, and the cause of all K-drama drunk scenes. 

20.) 선배 [Sunbae] This term means "senior" in Korean, and is most often used in a school or office setting. 
Gong Hyo-jin, Cha Tae-hyun played Sunbae's in The Producer.

21.) 왜요 [Waeyo] Means "Why" in Korean, it is usually used in moments of anger, confusion, and pure disbelief. 

22.) 야 [Ya!] is a very rude way of saying "hey" yet can also be used as a replacement for various curse words. Ya can be said while, angry, confused, upset, or trying to get someone's attention.

23.) 여보 [Yeobo] Korean for "honey," this is a term of endearment used most often between a married couple.

24.) 친구 [Chingu] means friend.
Lee Dong-hwi, Park Bo-gum, Lee Hyeri, Ryu Jun-yeol and Go Kyung-pyo of Reply1988 are the kind of "Chingu's you would want to have in real life.

25.) 아니요 [Aniyo] means "No" in Korean. 

26.) 에 [Ye] Ye does not just mean yes; it is also used for agreement. So, if you listen to people speaking in Korean, sometimes it seems as if they are saying “Ye” almost every other word. Not to worry, they are just expressing their agreement. 

27.) 네 [Ne] means "Yes" in Korean.

28.) 맞아요 [Majayo] means, “Yes, that’s right.”

29.) 바보야! [Pabuya] means stupid of fool in Korean. often heard this words when they are fighting or having some confrontation.
Kim Soo-hyun played the North Korean top agent who disguised himself as a village idiot in Secretly Greatly film.

30.) 죽을래 [Jugeullae] literally means "you wanna die"? often heard when someone is pissed off or frustrated.

31.) 가지마 [Kajima] means “Don’t go”.

32.) 그래 [Keurae] means “Okay.”

33.) 사랑해 [Saranghae] Of course in every K-drama this word is often heard which means "I LOVE YOU".
Who could have forget that moment when Jo Jung-suk utter the words "Saranghae" to Park Bo-young in Oh My Ghostess.

34.) 보고 싶어요 [Bogoshipoyo] is an formal way of saying "I miss you" in Korean.

35. 나도 [Nado] So, if someone says "Saranghae" and "Bogoshipoyo" to you, you can answered them back with "Nado" which means "me too". Add the word "Ya" to make it formal. "Nadoya!."
Remember on Episodes 14 wherein Seo Ye-ji answered back with Nado when Hyun-woo told her I Miss You, in Moorim School Drama? I sure do, because it was sealed with a kiss.

36. 뭐야 [Mwoya] is a direct way of asking what something is or showing surprise after hearing some news, and it's in the intimate level of politeness.

37.) 안녕하세요 [Annyeonghaseyo] is a formal way of saying "hello" in Korean. Sometimes can be used as saying Goodbye to someone.
Annyeonghaseyo from Nam Woo-hyun, Kim Sae-ron and Lee Sung-yeol of Hi! School Love On.

38.) 누구 [Nugu] means Who are you or Who is it. Add the word "Ya" to make it formal. "Nuguya?"
Remember that scene wherein Kim Tae-hee uttered the words Nuguya, when she first saw Joo Won in Yongpal

39.) 할아버지 [Grandfather] and 할머니 [Grandmother] literal names for grandparents.

40.) 고마워 [Gomaweo] , 감사합니다 [Gamsahamnida], 감사해 [Gamsahae] and 고맙습니다 [Gomapseumnida] means "Thank you" in Korean.
Ji Sung of Kill Me, Heal Me says Thank you! 

Did I missed anything??? Let me know by leaving your comment below! Thank you! :)

(PS. All picture grabbed from google credits to its owner)

Before you go: please share this blog on FacebookRT on Twitter. Follow me on FacebookInstagramPinterest and Twitter. Subscribe to receive email updates. Thank you for your support!


  1. 1.) 대박 [Dae-bak] is an English equivalent may be “jack-pot”. When someone achieve something amazing, people will wish them “Dae-bak”.

    I came across while watching movies. .Thanks for sharing..^__^..I will tell my sister and friends about your blog continue to
    write an article...I'm looking forward for the upcoming posts you will be posting

    korean and american tvseries and movies

    Where to watch movies

    Watch movie online for free

    Watch movies online

    for more trending news try to visit "
    "is now Trending"

  2. This is great, thank you for sharing. I have more to add, How to say this ;
    1. How are you (for someone you see in the morning, like co worker)?
    2. How are you for someone you have not see for a long time?
    3. liar (when someone say something and you don't trust it)
    4. Let's eat
    5. Hope you have a nice weekend
    6. enjoy your food
    7. have a nice day
    8. Happy Birthday
    9. Wish you success