So if you don’t know about KakaoTalk, it’s a popular instant messaging service that originated in Korea a few years ago. It is wildly popular in Korea and is used in other countries as well now. Hyo and I primarily use this application when messaging rather than regular text messaging or Facebook. We usually only resort to the other methods when something is wrong with our phones, or if KakaoTalk is updating and we can’t use it.
One of the fun things we like about it are the icons. I’m actually not a big icon/emoticon user except when I message her, but she likes to use them a lot. I thought it would be a fun post to list the ones we use the most often. So here is our list (in no particular order):
This icon is used a lot by myself. I use it when Hyo likes to make a joke about me or tries to make fun of me. A popular phrase i like to use is “I’m gonna get you!” or in Korean, we’ve made up our own word, “이구해!” (iggu)
This one is used by both of us a lot. Hyo originally started to use it because she says my hips are small @@
Hyo likes to use this one if I message her after waking up and it’s really late…like 12 or 1 in the afternoon haha. She also likes this character because she says the hair reminds her of my hair.
I like to use these Ham icons because one of my nicknames for Hyo is “Ham” or “Hamster”. I also like this one because she recharges her energy by laying out at home under her blankets. (충전 means to charge like a battery and 힘 means power).
We both like to use this one but she especially likes it because she says the dog’s right cheek reminds her of my soft cheek which she constantly likes to pull.
I like to use this one when she tells me she is eating something. I’ll make fun of her for eating a lot. It’s a joke between us. Fellas, use with your lady at your own risk.
Hyo uses this one a lot when we’re joking around after I tell her I’m going to get her for whatever joke she made or when she’s about to sleep. Almost like she’s trying to appeal for forgiveness haha.
Hyo really likes this character. I don’t even know what this character is supposed to be. He literally has an ass for a head. I’ll also use this before going to bed or if i’m also trying to appeal for forgiveness haha. We actually found this character on a random banner when we visited Ehwa University one day.
I use this one a lot when I did something cool haha.
And last but not least, this one is cool because we both like to watch movies. Actually these characters seem to be our favorite set to use. Nevermind it’s a dog dating a cat, but they look cool and cute in a lot of the icons.
For those of you who use KakaoTalk, do you have any favorites?Also remember that romanization is only a tool. Try not to depend on it too much. Learning the Hangul alphabet is the key to success!
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