10 more words every KDrama fan should know
Thanks to the popularity of our last Kdrama words article, I've decided to define ten more words that every KDrama fan should know. After reading through the comments, I was impressed by the amount of terms you all came up with, so I'll use some of them here. Let's begin! 1) 어떻게 Eo-tteo-kay -- Honestly, I'm surprised I didn't put this word on the first list. Eotteokay is one of the most frequently used words in dramas. It's usually used when someone is worried and means "what should I do?" That dog just ate my homework! Eotteokayyy?! 2) 아이고/아이구 Ai-goo -- This word is usually used by older folks when something is difficult for them. However, it can be used by basically anyone when they're feeling stressed. Aigoo...I have so much homework! ㅠㅠ 3) 미안해 Mee-ahn-hay -- One of the most important words for KDramas: sorry! Often used after one character horribly backstabs another, then tries to apologize. Q: You stole my boyfriend?! A: Mianhae.... 4) 죽을래 Joo-geul-lay -- Although I don't hear this one quite as often in dramas, it's a personal favorite so I decided to include it. Basically, it's asking, "Do you want to die?!" Person 1: I studied less than you, but got a better grade! Person 2: Ya....joogeullay?! 5) 좋아해 Jo-wa-hae -- A substitute for the typical 'saranghae.' Jowahae means "like" rather than "love," but can be used in the sense of having a crush. Neo jowahae...(I like you...) 6) 짱 Jjang -- If any of you remember "daebak" from the last list, then "jjang" should be pretty easy for you! It basically means the same thing and is used to say something is cool/awesome. Person 1: I met Lee Min Ho at the mall yesterday! Person 2: No way! Jjang! 7) 애교 Ae-gyo -- A term used to refer to the use of cuteness. For example, all of the cute hand gestures and voices that can be heard in dramas could be referred to as aegyo. Oppaaaaaa...don't you love my aegyo?! ~insert overly-cute hand gesture~ 8) 오모 O-mo -- This is basically the Korean equivalent of "oh my gosh!" Omo! Is that Song Joong Ki over there?! 9) 바보 Ba-bo -- Depending on how much intensity is used, this word can mean anything from "silly" to "idiot." However, it's often used with a more light-hearted tone towards friends. Person 1: Let's go to school! Person 2: It's Saturday, babo! 10) 나쁜 놈 Na-ppeun Noem -- This phrase is often heard in dramas where the guy ends up doing something to hurt the girl's feelings. In return, she'll refer to him as nappeun nom, which means "jerk" or "bad guy." Guy: I didn't mean to make you cry! Girl: Just leave, nappeun nom... credit to dramafever blog @saharjalpari9 @StephiiKins @dbataluna15 @kotinolabisisew @Aero2042 @mheekell
Korean Movie Club: Silenced
Trigger warning: Physical and sexual abuse of minors. The plot: Kang In-ho (Gong Yoo) is a new art teacher at Benevolence Academy, a deaf school for children (Based on the real-life Gwangju Inhwa School). He's excited to teach his new students, but they all seem afraid of him and even scared. In-ho does not give up, and eventually the students start to open up to him - and tell him horrifying things. The children are being physically and sexually abused by their teachers. When he decides to fight for the children’s rights and expose the crimes being committed at the school, he soon realizes the school’s principal and teachers, and even the police, prosecutors and churches in the community are actually trying to cover up the truth According to its summary: It is based on actual events that took place at Gwangju Inhwa School for the hearing-impaired, where young deaf students were the victims of repeated sexual assaults by faculty members over a period of five years in the early 2000s The aftermath: The film looks at both the crimes, as well as the legal battle that followed. It showed the true story that the teachers who ABUSED THEIR STUDENTS were let off with minimal punishment. The nation was pissed. After its release, there was so much outrage from the citizens who watched the film, that the investigations were reopened. The demand for legislative reform reached all the way to the National Assembly, where a revised bill, dubbed the Dogani Bill, was passed in late October 2011 to abolish the limitations for sex crimes against minors and the disabled. I haven't seen it yet and will need to be emotionally ready, but I do want to see a film that sparked such a big change in Korea! You can watch it here on Dramanice. Is anyone else interested or has seen it before?