How to Say Lol in Korean (ㅋㅋㅋ)

Lol in Korean (ㅋㅋㅋ)

Korean has many ways to express laughter, the most popular being ㅋㅋㅋ. You would also write these with internet slang and text messaging very frequently. Here is a breakdown of the most common and easiest ways to express the equivalent of lol in Korean.

ㅋㅋㅋ

Most common way to express laughing. Pronounced as “크크크” (keu-keu-keu) The more “ㅋs” used, the funnier something is.

ㅎㅎㅎ

Korean form of “haha”. Short for “하하하” (ha- ha-ha). This one is common, but ㅋㅋㅋ is still used more.

ㅍㅎㅎ

Korean form of “puhaha”. Short for “푸하하” (pu-ha-ha). This one usually represents a huge laugh.

ㅋㄷ

Another way to write laughter although this one is not used as often. Short for “키득키득”.

헤헤헤

Korean version of “hehehe”. Similar to “ㅎㅎㅎ”.

키키키

A cuter version of “ㅋㅋㅋ”. Pronounced as “kikiki”.


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  • Kaybee42

    I’ve seen some tweets responding to cute dog pictures that include ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ that I thought might be indicating laughter, is that right? Context:
    아오 솜이 진짜 웃는거 너무 이뻐요 ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ