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Korean food is known for its spice so knowing this adjective is SO important.

맵다 - To be spicy


매워요 - It is spicy


As a foreigner, when you order things the waiters will often ask you:

이것 너무 매워요. 괜찮아요?

(ee-geo neo-mu mae-weo-yo. kwaen-chan-a-yo?)

This is really spicy, are you sure that's okay?

It's sort of customary for older Korean people to think that foreigners can't handle Korean spicy food, so don't get angry - they're just looking out for you!


If you see this in front of something you know it's spicy

매운 ______ - Spicy _____


얼큰 ______ - Traditional spicy _____


Some of my favorite spicy Korean foods:

떡볶이 - spicy rice cakes


순두부찌개 - soft tofu stew

(soon-doo-boo jji-gae)

비빔밥 - bibimbap!


김치볶으밥 - kimchi fried rice

(kimchi bokk-eum-bap)

Do you like spicy foods or hate it!?

I used to hate it but 10 years ago I received a really bad injury to my prefrontal cortex and now I can't taste hot. Seriously 2 million Scofield units does nothing. So now I eat all the hot stuff I can find simply because I can.
I believe I still don't know all all the alphabets, isn't ㅅ s? why is 이것 read as ee - geo?
since i got into korean/kpop stuffs i really love spicy food now!!!!
Lol first thing I thought of before I saw the Chanyeol gif , was when poor Chanyeol ate mama shins spicy food 😂😂
I looove spicy food! The spicier the better, especially 순두부찌게 and 떡볶이 ♡ ^_^
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