We don’t use a lot of these as we think most are very cheesy and too cute for us. You can hear these terms used all throughout Korean dramas and Kpop songs if you watch/listen to them.
We do have a few nicknames for each other. “Baby girl” (Aaliyah reference) is a favorite for her and she likes calling me “애기” which means baby.
A list of vocabulary in the graphic:
애인 (ae-in) = Sweetheart
연인 (yeon-in) = Couple
여보 (yeo-bo) = Darling/Honey (for married couples)
자기야 (ja-gi-ya) = Baby/Honey
내 사랑 (nae sa-rang) = My love
부부 (bu-bu) = Married couple
여자친구 (여친) (yeo-ja-chin-gu) = Girlfriend
공주님 (gong-ju-nim) = Princess
우리 강아지 (u-ri gang-a-ji) = My puppy
찡찡이 (jjing-jjing-i) = Cute term for a girl who whines
남자친구 (남친) (nam-ja-chin-gu) = Boyfriend
오빠 (o-ppa) = Honey (used to by women towards an older man)
서방님 (seo-bang-nim) = Husband
왕자님 (wang-ja-nim) = Prince
Here is the video for this infographic:Remember that romanization is only a tool! Try not to depend on it too much and try learning the Korean alphabet and how to pronounce the letters properly and you will have a much easier time learning.
Some great books to get your started are Korean Made Simple: A beginner's guide to learning the Korean language and Become a Hangeul Master: Learn to Read and Write Korean Characters
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