Episode #65: More Konglish Problems


This happens often when some English words are translated into Korean by pronunciation (things like brand names or popular foods like chicken/pizza). This is called Konglish. Most of the time, the pronunciation turns into something completely different and unless you say it the Korean way, people won’t understand you.

This is one such example. If you say it kind of fast, the Korean pronunciation of the brand name Halls will sound like horse. Anyways, I’m sure i do the same thing in Korean. Don’t ask Hyo though.

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  • Patrick07
    Mar 22,2015 at 12:09 pm


  • Nov 22,2014 at 6:35 pm

    I got scared for a second. :p Not the horses! Now with the cold weather I have been buying a bunch of halls. My boyfriend requested me to go buy some, but I had the hardest time understanding him. Everything sounded like English cuss words at first. Then after a while I finally understood. Halls…. -.-

  • Sep 1,2014 at 7:25 am

    LOL! :D:D

  • Geovanna
    May 9,2014 at 7:04 pm

    i would never eat or even try horse!! lol but this was funny….halls!!

  • Rachel
    Mar 28,2014 at 9:08 am

    The same happened to me. My throat hurt and my homestay mum suggested to take some horse… Err whut? ㅋㅋ

    • Dominic 'Dom' Dinkins
      Mar 28,2014 at 4:58 pm

      It’s so confusing when you hear it. Can’t believe the same thing happened to you!

  • woden1809
    Mar 28,2014 at 8:56 am

    On Jeju they say horse is very good for stamina and … sore throats

  • XiaoVee
    Mar 27,2014 at 11:48 am

    LOL so cutee XD

  • Michael Aronson
    Mar 27,2014 at 10:58 am

    And yet, you can’t “have a hall.”

    • Dominic 'Dom' Dinkins
      Mar 27,2014 at 1:51 pm

      lol it took a second for me to catch that.

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