All work and no play…

Sofie to Korea

As we know, there’s not a happy ending to that sentence. No matter how busy you are it’s so incredibly important that you allow yourself some time to relax by doing things that you thoroughly enjoy. I find that whenever I’m stressed out by work or upcoming tests (which certainly is the case at the moment), I find great joy and relaxation in taking a long walk, watching an interesting tv series, having a beer with friends, listening to relaxing music, or treating myself to a DIY facial. In fact, today in Korean class we were discussing just how to relieve stress. Stress in Korean is the same word as in English but with Korean pronounciation and written like this: 스트레스. Related expressions are 스트레스 지수 높아지다/낮아지다 (stress levels are increased/lowered), 스트레스 풀다/스트레스다 (to relieve stress).

Anyway, being busy with preparing for next semester’s teaching…

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한국어 신조어 줄임말 목록: Easy Korean Slang for Texting

my {seoul} dream


Jk, lmao, lol, omg. English has tons of text talk, and so does Korean. If you’ve been chatting with native Korean speakers via Hellotalk, Italki, or KakaoTalk (if you want to find a language partner, read this post), you may have seen many abbreviations already – but do you know what they mean? Over time, you’ll start to accumulate more and more text-talk acronyms in Korean, but here’s a quick and easy list to get you started on the basics!

  • ㅇㅋ 
    • 오케이 – Okay
  • ㅇㅇ
    • 응/웅 – Yeah, uh-huh (응 is informal whereas 네 and 예 are formal)
  • ㄴㄴ 
    • 노노 – “No” doubled for extra effect. Using just one ‘no’? That’s ㄴㄴ!
  • ㄳㄳ 
    • 감사감사/감사합니다 – Thanks
  • ㅈㅅ 
    • 죄송/죄송합니다 – Sorry
  • ㅇㅈ
    • 인정 – Acknowledged (This can be like saying “Yeah, agreed”)
  • ㅂㅂ
    • 바이바이 – Bye-bye
  • ㄷㄷㄷ 
    • 덜덜 떨다 – Verb phrase for “to tremble all over”. Use when…

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Why is it so satisfying to watch Mukbangers?!


I like watching Keemi’s YouTube videos. The videos are very & extremely mouth-watering and somehow they became addiction. At first, I disliked the chewing sounds… now i wouldn’t have it either way. Odd? No, not really. It just makes it more satisfying to hear how yummy it really is. Now when I go to Korean restaurants, I now make sure I can hear myself chewing the food. It makes me smile, almost as if I’m also filming a mukbang and it’s very enjoyable. Eating food is supposed to make you happy. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

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