Beanie level: Water maid

Beanies, do you have a favourite Korean word/phrase that you picked up from watching dramas and wish you could use in your everyday life? Mine is ottoke (어떻게?) ☺️

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    Mine definitely would be chugulle? (Wanna die?) I’d love to use this when my brother annoys me 😇

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      Hahahah!! Good one!

      Do you know this K-pop spoof song? I think you might enjoy it if you like chugulle.😉 It has a bit of rude/potty humour, though. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=beZFLT0Ixag – there’s a scene before the song starts (worth watching!), and the song starts at around 1 min 43 sec. Hope you enjoy and get a good chuckle from it!😂

      The reaction videos of actual Koreans watching it made me laugh even more…🤣

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        Omg dramadillo you just made my day!🤣🤣🤣 That scene before the song is golden. I died when he said we can auto tune ourselves! Now I have stuff to watch *runs to watch all the reaction videos you mentioned* Thanks again!!!

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          You’re so welcome! I’m glad we have a similar sense of humour!!🤪 This reaction vid was my fave…not sure why, but maybe because they seem quite serious whilst they’re watching it: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R5BKZeJP9TY
          ENJOY!! I got belly aches from laughing when I went down this rabbit hole for the first time. There are also a couple/few behind-the-scenes and making-of videos.

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            Thanks again!!! I laughed so hard when he said they actually know what kpop is😂😂😂 spoof songs and parody videos are one of my favourites when I need a good laugh. I guess I found my new rabbit hole 🤣🤣🤣

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        Omg, I forgot how funny those guys are and how I laughed til I cried when this came out. It really resembles a lot of Kpop videos at the time, they did a great job especially the David Choi ballad part tacked on at the end that has no relation to the rest of the song.

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          So many Koreans who reacted to the music video loved that part because, as you say, they nailed the kpop template. (Also, David Choi sings Dong Saya Dae like he really loves you/me/us.😜)

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            I love it. Thanks, this was a great way to start my day! 🤣

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    One I use is the all-purpose: aigoo!

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      I love this one, too! It reminds me of the actress Kim Mi Kyung, for some reason…perhaps it’s her voice that I hear saying it in my head!

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        yes! The iconic hacker Jo Min-ja (HEALER) (2014/2015).
        Kim Mi-kyung has been one of my favorites since I entered kdrama world in 2016 with HEALER.

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          That’s my favourite role of hers! 💗hacker ahjumma!💗 I still eat homemade kimbap the way she did, by taking big bites from a tube!🤣

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      My husband and I send each other agioo gifs on messenger.

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    mine mostly used is “aish” when i ruin things or they somehow get messed up unintentionally.
    second…” ottokaji” which i caught from you’re beautiful.

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      “Aish” is such a good sound-word! Very satisfying!😁 Is there a term for this – where the sound of the word seems to express its meaning? Onomatopoeia doesn’t seem quite right to me because it doesn’t so much describe a sound as it is simply an a expressive sound, and the meaning is almost the sound itself.

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        lol.. i never did any research on it before.
        it just went into my subconscious and came out so damn loud during an official get together of our team and everyone looked at me (cause ny aish was sooo loud) and asked me what exactly i said.
        So that’s how i realised this word is something i am using a lot… i hv yet to find its origin and how to write it etc.

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          I love that our dramas just seep into us/our lives without us realising!

          Heheh, sorry, I tend to overthink these things!🤪 (From what I can tell so far, words like this are called interjections…but I’m still figuring it out. 🚨nerd alert!🤓)

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    I’ve caught myself speaking hal-su-iss-eo quite a few times and I guess that is mainly because there is no such phrase in my own language(literal translation doesn’t make sense) while I totally need the courage sometimes. So it’s either this or it’s the english translation “You/I can do it” but I like the way hal su isseo sounds so I whisper that to myself more lol.

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    Neo michyeoss-eo!

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      I don’t know the correct/accurate translation, but when I said it in my head, I got strong “are you crazy?!/what are you doing?!?” vibes. Another good’un!!😊 (ah, ok, apparently 미쳐서 = insanely! Thank you for my new word!)

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        Yes! That! I also like “jipjun!” Imagine my fists clenched with a scrunched up face. “Focus!”

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      Said in Jo Jung Suk’s voice in the locker room…

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        Wow, you brought me right back to that scene in Jealousy Incarnate. Whoosh.

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    When I just can’t believe something stupid I’ve just done: “ah, chin cha???”

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      Ooh I use this one, too! But I can’t seem to pronounce it right (except in my head)!😝

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      What does that translate as? I like that phrase too!

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        It’s simply like, “really?” But I use it more like “Seriously???”

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    I have a new baby so I am all ‘omo omo’ 😁

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      Awww, congrats!!👶🏻🥰💗 I find myself texting omo a lot, which I think people assume is my failure to type omg!🤣

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        I want to say “omo!” all the time but know then I’ll have to explain myself … which just leads to more people saying , “you watch what again?” My very favorite is in Kim Sam Soon when KSS tells her sister that KSS stayed overnight at Sam Shik’s flat and her sister’s eyes bug out in shock while she retorts “Omo yip!!!” I’ve always wondered what that means to Korean speakers.

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        Hahaha!

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    Aigoo~ I used to say omo and aish a lot too but my surroundings changed so I dropped the two and just used aigoo all the time. I tried using aish but my new co-workers thought I was saying “ah sh*t” 😂

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    그럼 (geuleom, which sounds like “keh-rum) is one of my favorites to utter in my head. It means “well then” and is generally used to end a conversation in an not exactly pleasant, friendly way.

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      I like that one too. Like, “I’m done talking now, thanks!”

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        YESSS! (I like how it becomes almost mono-syllabic, even though it’s actually two characters. Feels very apt for conversation-ending.)

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    I say ‘aigoo’ all the time 😂

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      It seems to be very popular amongst us beanies! We could use it as a way to identify each other in the “wild”, almost like a secret handshake.😁

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@purplesheesh – I can’t seem to comment on your post about favourite actresses because it says I’m using an inappropriate word(?!), but I loved the question and all the responses so far! I’ll nest my responses in this post so as not to clog the wall. :o)

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    These are the 5 actresses I love at the moment. I think it’s about more than their acting – they make me interested in the characters they play, and I don’t get distracted by their person/persona when they’re in character. In no particular order:

    – Han Ye Ri
    – Jang Na Ra
    – Jung So Min
    – Jeon Yeo Bin
    – Shin Hye Sun

    I think this has made me realise that I’m probably contributing to the toxic celebrity culture by preferring actresses who are not in the gossip spotlight as much. I actually really loved Seo Ye Ji’s performance in It’s Okay to Not Be Okay but I think I would now struggle to see her in character and not be distracted by what I’ve read about her as a person. But that’s hopefully not the same for everyone. I know I personally struggle to separate the artist from the art.

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      Jang Na Ra is in my list too!

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      Also, my list above features actresses on the younger end of the spectrum, so I would add:
      – Kim Mi Kyung
      – Kim Hae Sook
      – Yoon Yeo Jung
      – Jin Hee Kyung
      – Ra Mi Ran

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        It seems to me that there’s a dearth of diverse and interesting roles for women over 40 (or I haven’t watched a wide enough range of genres yet!). Hope there will be more in the future!

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For fellow Move to Heaven fans: https://www.instagram.com/p/CPJ3qYDAhvK/
Can anyone please link me to Kim Sae Byul’s book? I need a copy in my life, even if I can’t read it yet!☺

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Thank you, beanies, for posting your love for Move to Heaven on the wall. I was completely absorbed into its world within the first 10 min. It is gorgeously shot…just so rich and warm!☺️

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South Koreans react to BinJin’s news…(I love these two so much!) Wish I could join the party in SK! :o)

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    By “these two” I was referring Mihye and Hailey (even though I’m obviously over the moon for BinJin). I love their enthusiasm, and watching their reactions always increases my own enjoyment of k-ent. :o)

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    I wish the BinJin couple well. I am always a little wary of high profile couples like that. so much pressure on them!

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      I feel the same way – it must be tough to have a private life when in the public eye. I really hope they’re able to enjoy their time and life together, amidst all the pressure and rabid interest (which I hope diminishes when the next big news comes out).

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    I SAID SO.. marriage is on the cards.. this whole reveal of relationship is in cahoots

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      Heheh, I’m not sure very many people were convinced by their 8 months claim either. ;o) I loved hearing about the public response in SK, and those little subtleties around the language Son Ye Jin used in her insta post.

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    Haha these girls are so excited, and so observant! 😂😁

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      I learn so much from watching their videos, whilst also feeling less alone with regards to my own enthusiasm.😄 They seem like such fun, and if life ever permitted it, I’d want to have a K-drama sleepover/all-nighter with them (with lots of food)!

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I discovered Ha Hyun Sang thanks to the OST for A Piece of Your Mind, which led me down a rather lovely rabbit hole of his other music, including that of his band, Hoppipolla. I have this on repeat right now, but I love all of his/their music! ❤️ (They won SuperBand in 2019, so many of you may know them already!) Also, more bands should include a violin or cello. 🎻

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    Their mini album is EVERYTHING. ‘Opfern’ is like, the best intro ever.
    I love vlive for showing me an add of them playing ‘Enough’ in the background. It was love at first sigh.

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My dear Beanies, happy new year! The teaser for Youn’s Stay has been released!💗🥳🎊 I ❤️ this group of humans!

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    Looking forward to this! It does look like they’re working very hard. 👏🏽

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      Something I’ve noticed since consuming k-ent is that Korean people (at least those in dramas and reality shows I’ve seen) seem to have an extra 12 hours in their day. I find myself wondering how they accomplish so much, and fit so much into one day. I feel like a snail sloth compared to them. 🐌 🦥

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    I feel relaxed and healed already. So excited for another go with these cuties!

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    Oh boy, it looks more challenging than their previous ones. They must have worked hard.

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      I agree, which is why having Choi Woo Shik join was such a good idea. I love that they made it work despite the COVID restrictions, and we’ll get more opportunity to see them show off their English-speaking skills to boot!🙂

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