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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 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah...i dunno...
korean language...

I was thinking more of like, "sayings"...quipes and the like.
i dunno...i wouldn't called "aayysh" a saying...but whatever

but i'd agree that She Jak is a LOT cooler than start
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indytrucks



Joined: 09 Apr 2003
Location: The Shelf

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like Panther, "Na moolah" has turned into my catchall phrase for not knowing, caring or otherwise.

Who's that?
Na moolah. (don't know, don't care)

I also seem to have replaced "alcohol" with "sul (sool?)", "food" with "shiksa", and "cigarette" with "dambe".

What were you doing last night?
I was having some top-drawer shiksa and sool (sul?). Pass me a dambe.

Last time I was home, my friends had no idea what I was talking about.
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SuperFly



Joined: 09 Jul 2003
Location: In the doghouse

PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everytime I'm standing in a long line I say PALI PALI!
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crazylemongirl



Joined: 23 Mar 2003
Location: almost there...

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I talked to my parents this weekend. apart from noticing that the new zealand accent is really hard on the ears I used the following korean during the converstation.

waygook
nabi
bali, bali
upshyo
chinca
Mullyeoh
ahsaaa

CLG
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kiwiboy_nz_99



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

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to ask what "upshyo" and "nabi" mean!
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Zed



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
Location: Shakedown Street

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd hazard a guess that 'upshyo' is perhaps 'opseoyo'.
Nabi .... butterfly, but that doesn't seem to fit the context.
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wormholes101



Joined: 11 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Head-uh BingBing?? While circling the pointed finger at head...
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kiwiboy_nz_99



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

PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gong ju nim

Param doongi
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inexhile



Joined: 18 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If a girl has a husband or boyfriend, but you still think she'd like a slice you ask her "can I get one past the goalkeeper", I can only remember it in korean when I've cut the film.
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helly



Joined: 01 Apr 2003
Location: WORLDWIDE

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really an expression but I'll always called my wife and baby by adding a "ya" at the end of there name. Might start doing it to other friends as well.

Actually, will probably use "yah" quite a bit.
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Circus Monkey



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
Location: In my coconut tree

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Do you know kimchi?"

CM
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Imbroglio



Joined: 23 Jan 2003
Location: Behind the wheel of a large automobile

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How long have you been in (Insert home country here)

Followed by;

Why did you come to (country)?

And;

Do you have (Canadian) girlfriend? Mmmmmm???
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Ody



Joined: 27 Jan 2003
Location: over here

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's konglish and has been a part of my phrases vocabulary for a decade,
"eye shopping".
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Hyalucent



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Location: British North America

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone posted it a few weeks ago but that Korean saying to express futility: "Holding on to a dead boy's balls" would be an instant attention getter in a conversation.
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kiwiboy_nz_99



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

PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry I can't meet you on Friday, I have a "promise".

Sorry I can't meet on Friday, I have a "meeting" with my "circle".
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