Jeon is one of my top 5 favorite Korean foods. Although greasy at times, it fills me up and it’s great with Magkeolli (especially in the wintertime). Many expats seem to like it too (most seem to prefer Pajeon), but I soon found out that there are many many others. So many, that I couldn’t fit them all into one graphic. My favorite is Kkaennipjeon. When they serve it at school, I usually eat about 10-15 of them.
Hyo and I also made this type of jeon back during the Chuseok holidays. Very fun! go try some of these out if you haven’t already.
We hope this Korean emoticon list helps you all out a lot. These emoticons are used frequently among friends and family in text messages. However recently, Kakaotalk has taken over with their popular emoticons (like Ryan and A-Peach…the one that looks like a butt)
The abbreviations can also be considered slang and more like these (shortened words) are being created by the younger generation frequently).
Hope this helps! And for more materials to supplement your Korean vocab, check out our ebooks over at the Dom & Hyo Store. We also have posters, t-shirts, and more related to Korea.
List of Emoticons & Abbreviations used in this graphic:
^^ ^_^ ^0^ = Happy
^_~ = Winking
-_- – – = Serious
ㅜㅜ ㅠㅠ ㅠ_ㅠ = Crying
^^; ^_^; = Sweating
+_+ = Surprised
@_@ = Confused
ㅗ = Middle finger
OTL = Disappointment (looks like someone with their head down on their knees)
=_= = Sleepiness
~_~ = Boredom
-_-a = Scratching head
0ㅠ0 = Vomiting
*^^* = Blushing
^3^ = Kissing
(>.<) >_< = Embarassed
ㅇㅇ = 응 (Yes/Agreement)
ㅇㅋ = 오케이 (OK in English)
ㄷㅊ = 닥쳐 (Shutup/Shut your trap)
ㅊㅋ = 축아해요 (Congratulations)
ㄱㅅ = 감사합니다 (Thank you)
ㅎㅎ = 하하 (Laughing)
샘 = 선생님 (Teacher)
ㅂㅂ = bye bye
ㄴㄴ = no no
ㅅㄱ = 수고하세요 (Keep up the good work)
방가 = 방가워요 (Nice to meet you)
ㄷㄷ = 덜덜 (Shivering)
ㅎㅇ = 하이 (“Hi” in Konglish)
쩐다 = Awesome/Terrible (Kind of like “damn!” but not too bad)
Up until recently, I thought the only cities with subways in Korea were Seoul, Incheon, and Busan so I decided to make an infographic about them. Don’t know how after 4 years of living here I had no idea about Daejeon, Daegu, and Gwangju. Of course outside of Busan and Seoul, the subway systems are smaller due to the population being smaller. I still think it’s pretty cool that these cities have a system though and hopefully I can try ’em out one day.
I currently live in Incheon, and patiently waiting for Line 2 to open up within the next few years. Which is your favorite system?
So there you have it. These are not all the winter foods that are popular, but the most common ones you can find. My personal favorite is Ho-tteok. Sweet and filling…I can’t get enough of ’em. Hyo likes the roasted chestnuts although I’m not really fond of them. Actually many of the foods on this list, but Hyo gave me the idea for the graphic and let me know which ones were pretty popular.
So I think Hyo gave me this idea awhile back. We both thought it would be cool to put some popular hanbok styles in a graphic. Went trolling around the internet and found some styles that looked good. Which ones are your favorite? Men’s version coming soon.
These seemed to be the most popular ones that I have come across while out with friends or coworkers. I’m particularly fond of Magkeolli, especially with Pajeon and any type of Jeon. Yummy. Click the picture for a closer look.