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Korean sayings you'd USE back home
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khyber



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: Compunction Junction

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 3:04 am    Post subject: Korean sayings you'd USE back home Reply with quote

I can't say i've heard many.

In fact, I can only think of one but it's GREAT!
When my middle school students say they 'just spent the day doing nothing at home"....they just say "dingle dingle dingle" and gesture that they were rolling around at home.

definite western propensity:
what, what'dyu do last nigh..
oh...dingle dingle...
i like i like...
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kiwiboy_nz_99



Joined: 05 Jul 2003
Location: ...Enlightenment...

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 3:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"I cut the film" ( passed out from alcohol consumption ) ... I think that could kinda take off!
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Ya-ta Boy



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: Established in 1994

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know of two:

1) When it is raining when the sun is shining: "It's the tiger's wedding day".

2) When winter lingers on: "Winter is jealous of the spring flowers."

I think the second one is especially apt. Wish I'd thought of it.
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Walter Mitty



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Location: Tokyo! ^.^

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AH-SAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

Do you really need any others?
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Clutch Cargo



Joined: 28 Feb 2003
Location: Sim City 2005

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Hey BABU! Whaddya thinkya doin"
"Yeh! Yeh! Same! Same!"
"HELLOOO!"
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panthermodern



Joined: 08 Feb 2003
Location: Taxronto

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mul-lye-oh : Has replaced "I don't know and I don't care" in my vocab.


EYE-SHHHHHHHHHHHHH ! works for me too.
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Corporal



Joined: 25 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

asssssssssssh CHINCHA...
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bucheon bum



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: DC area

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

just babo and assa. and yeah, eyyesh
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SarcasmKills



Joined: 07 Apr 2003
Location: Seoul

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found myself using "nay" alot when I went back home.. confused the hell out of everyone.. they had no idea if I was agreeing with them or not..

As-ah, I-eesh, "nice-a" and "yes-a" all have found permant residence in my arsenal..
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Tancred



Joined: 15 Jan 2003
Location: Upon a mountain in unknown Kadath

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about Sheee-Sa! It's so much catchier than Sssssstart!
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Tiger Beer



Joined: 07 Feb 2003
Location: Hong Kong

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'pocketball' and 'eye shopping'

We need those two words in regular English..
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kiwiboy_nz_99



Joined: 05 Jul 2003
Location: ...Enlightenment...

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Instead of dumping someone you "kick" them, cool, I can relate to that...and sometimes it feels like the kick was aimed at a very special place!
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FierceInvalid



Joined: 16 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say "eiishhhh, chincha" at home alone now. Scares the piss out of me somehow.
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kiwiboy_nz_99



Joined: 05 Jul 2003
Location: ...Enlightenment...

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's some confusion here, are we talking about Korean, or Konglish sayings?
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jajdude



Joined: 18 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Ai go" and "jajingna" are in my thoughts often enough. And I like the "yaaa" (as in HEY) with the kids too.
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