In this lesson, you will learn the most used kdrama expressions. This lesson will help to understand kdrama easily.
여보 yeobo = honey, sweetheart
Aigo (아이구) – used when surprised, shocked, confused, or disappointed
Aja (아자) = fighting
An-dwae (안돼) : It can’t be …
Aniyo (아니요)/ Andwae (안돼) = no
Annyeonghaseyo (안녕하세요) hello good morning (greeting)
Appa (아빠) Dad
Arasseo (알았어) = got it or understood
Assa (아싸) : Oh right/Yeah
Bae-go-pah? / 배고파? : Are you hungry?
Bogo-shipda ( 보고싶다) : I miss you
Chin-chha (진짜) : Really ?
Chingu (친구) friend
Dae-bak (대박) : Jackpot!
Daebak (대박) = wow, jackpot, great, or cool
Dongsaeng (동생) Younger sibling
Eomma (엄마) Mom
Eottoke (어떻게) : How/What to do ?
Eung (응) : Yes
Geok-jung-ha-ji-ma / 걱정하지마 : Don’t worry
Geu-reom (그럼) : Sure/ If that’s the case, then …
Gwaen-chana (괜찮아) : Are you okay ?
Gwen-cha-na? / 괜찮아? : Are you ok?
Ha-jima (하지마) : Don’t do this… (as in – “Don’t do this, I’m begging you…)
Hae-uh-ji-ja / 헤어지자 : let’s break up
Halmeoni (할머니) Grandmother
Harabeoji (할아버지) Grandfather
Heng-bok-hae / 행복해: I’m happy
Heok-shi (혹시) : By any chance…
Hoobae / 후배 : Junior
Hyung / 형: what a male calls an older male
Ireoke (이렇게) : Like this
Jae-bal (제발) : Please
Jae-bal / 제발 : please (desperate, not polite)
Jal-ja / 잘자 : Sleep well
Jam-ka-mann (잠깐만) : Hold on a second
Jeogiyo (저기요) – excuse me
Jeu-geu-llae (죽을래) : Do you want to die ?
Jjak-sa-rang / 짝사랑 : crush or one-sided love
Jo-ah-hae (좋아해) : I like you
Jo-ah-hae / 좋아해: I like you
Joesonghaeyo (죄송해요) / Joesonghamnida (죄송합니다) – Formal sorry
Juseyo (주세요) please/ give me
Kamjagiya (깜짝이야) = used when scared or surprised
Kha-jima (가지마) : Don’t leave
Kyul-hon-hae-jo / 결혼해줘 : will you marry me?
Mi-ahn-hae / 미안해 : I’m sorry
Mian-hae/Jeo-seong-hamnida (미안해/죄송합니다) : I’m sorry
Mwo (뭐) = what
Nam-ja-chin-goo / 남자친구 : boyfriend
Neo Michyeosseo (너 미쳤어): Are you crazy?
Noona / 누나: what a male calls an older female
Omo (오모) = used when surprised, excited
Oppa (오빠) : Older brother
Oppa /오빠: what a female calls an older male
Sa-rang-hae (사랑해) : I love you
Sam-gak-kwan-gae / 삼각관계 : love triangle
Sunbae / 선배 : Senior
Unni / 언니: what a female calls an older female
Wae (왜) : What/Why ?
Wae (왜) = why
Wae-geu-rae? / 왜그래 : What’s wrong?
Yak-sohk-hae / 약속해: Promise me
Yeoboseyo (여보세요) hello
Yeppeuda (예쁘다) / Yeppeuyo (예쁘요) You looks pretty
Yu-jah-chin-goo / 여자친구 : girlfriend
감사합니다 kamsahamnida/ 고마워 komawo = thank you or thanks
거짓말 하지마 (geojinmal hajima) – Don’t lie
거짓말이야 (geojinmariya) – It’s a lie
그래 geurae = sure, really
그래? (geurae) / 진짜? (jinjja) / 정말? (jeongmal) – Really?
그럼 그럼 (geureom geureom) – Sure, sure
글쎄요 (geulsseyo) – Well, I don’t know
나 먼저 갈게 (na meonjeo galge) – I will leave first
너 미쳤어? (neo michyeosseo) – Are you crazy?
못해 mothae = inability to do something
무슨 소리야 이게? (museun soriya ige) – What are you talking about? / what do you mean?
뭘 봐요 (mwol bwayo) – What are you looking at
미친놈 (michinnom) – Crazy guy
뻥치지마 (ppeongchijima) – Don’t lie
사과해! (sagwahae) / 사과하세요! (sagwahaseyo) – Apologize!
사줘 (sajwo) – Buy this for me
세상에!? (sesange) – What in the world!?
아싸! (assa) – Oh yeah
아이스 aish! = interjection used to express frustration
아저씨 Aajeosi – Middle aged man
아줌마 = Aajumma – Middle aged woman
안돼 (andwae) – It can’t be (it isn’t allowed)
어떻게? (eotteoke) – how?
어쩔 건데 (eojjeol geonde) – What are you going to do
오해 하지마 (ohae hajima) – Don’t misunderstand
이렇게? (ireoke) – Like this?
이모 – Imo – Middle aged woman
잠깐만 (jamkkanman) – Wait for awhile/ 잠깐만요 (jamkkanmanyo).
장난해? (jangnanhae) – Are you kidding me?
죽을래? (jugeullae) – Do you want to die?
콜 (kol) – Call/Deal
하지말라고 (hajimallago) – I said “don’t do that”
혹시 (hoksi) – By any chance
Famous Korean drama vocabulary
|Aegyo 애교: cute and innocent to charm fans by male or female idols.|
|Aigo 아이고: “aw man!” or “geez.” It is used to show frustration.|
|Ajumma 아줌마: middle-aged married women|
|Ajusshi 아저씨: Literally meaning ‘uncle,’ but is used in a polite conversation to refer to a man who is older than you.|
|Andwae 안돼: “no way,” 안돼 is usually used in moments of disbelief, shock, fear, or defiance.|
|ani/ania/anieyo 아니,아니아,아니예요: “no”|
|Anniong 안녕:HI, Hello and Bye. Informal|
|Anniong-haseyo 안녕하세요: Hello / Bye – Formal|
|Araso? 알았어?: It means- understand?|
|Bab 밥: Rice|
|Batji 봤지: Did you see it?|
|Bias 바이어스: Your absolute favourite actor is called Bias 바이어스, whom you will support no matter what his project is.|
|Bogoshipo 보고 싶어: I miss you.|
|Chal senguiota 잘생겼다: You are handsome.|
|Chincha 진짜?: An expression meaning “Are you serious?!”|
|Chingu 친구: Friend|
|Chonmal? 정말?: “Really?!” An expression of disbelief and annoyance.|
|Chua 좋아: Okay, good|
|Chuaheyo 좋아해요: I like you. I like it.|
|Chuesong-eyo / chuesong-hamnida 최송해요 / 최송합니다:I´m sorry (formal)|
|Chugul-le? 죽을래?: Do you want to die?|
|Dayonaji 당연하지!: Of course.|
|Debak 대박:Used to praise something that is big, positive, and great.|
|Dongseng 동생: younger friend or sibling. Anyone younger than you is considered your dongsaeng.|
|Fandom: Anyone who loves Kpop culture, in one big loving group.|
|Fighting!: “You can do it!”|
|Flower boy: attractive and perfect Korean guy who dresses well.|
|Hajima! 하지마!: Don´t do it!!|
|Hangsang 항상: Always|
|Hyung 형: older brother/ Korean males address another male who is older than them and who are close to them.|
|Ka! 가!:Go away!|
|Kajima! 가지마!: Don´t go!|
|Kamsamnida 감사합니다: Thanks|
|Kimchi: A yummy dish made with cabbage and red pepper powder.|
|Kojinmal 거짓말: Lie,tell a lie.|
|Kojio! 거져!:Lose yourself.|
|Kwenchana? 괜찮아?: Are you okay?|
|Maknae: a youngest memberof a group is referred to as maknae.|
|Maleba 말해봐: Tell me|
|Masit-ta 맛있다: It is delicious!|
|Mi-an / miane 미안 / 미안해: I´m sorry (informal)|
|Michoso 미쳤어?: Are you crazy?|
|Mul-la 몰라: I don´t know.|
|Nuguseyo? 누구세요?: Who are you?|
|Nuna 누나:”older sister”.|
|Omo!/omona! 어머! 어머나!: The “OMG” of Korea.|
|OPPA 오빠:”older brother,” Oppa is a term used by girls when speaking to guys. “오빠” is also used to flirt and show affection for an older guy.|
|Ottoke 어떻게: Means “what to do?”/ “What do I/We do?”|
|Pabo 바보: Silly|
|Saranghe/sarangheyo 사랑해,사랑해요:I LOVE YOU|
|Shiro! 싫어!: I don´t want.|
|Sonbe (o sunbae) 선배: This term means “senior” in Korean, and is most often used in a school setting.|
|Tueso 됐어: Forget it!|
|Unmyeong 운명: Destiny|
|Unnie: Means “older sister” in Korean and is used by younger girls|
|We? 왜?: (Wae)Means “Why” in informal. Wae-yo 왜요? mean Why in formal language. 왜요 is usually used in moments of anger, confusion, and pure disbelief.|
|Ya! 야!: “hey” – is a rude way of saying hey. 야! is used when you are angry, confused, upset, or trying to get someone’s attention.|
|Yaksok 약속: Promise.|
|여보 Yeobo: “honey,” endearment term used between a married couple.|