미드(mi-d or mea-de)

Standard
  • Description
    • Short for 미국 드라마(American Drama)
  • Example
    • A: 이번에 새로 나온 미드 봤냐?
      • Did you watch the newly released American Drama?
    • B: 물론! 엄청 재밌었어.
      • Sure! It was so funny.
    • A: 미드 중에는 정말 재밌는 작품이 많다니까~
      • There are lots of really interesting American dramas~
    • B: 동감이야… 그에 비해 한국 드라마는 재미없어!
      • I agree… compared to that, Korean dramas are boring!
  • Related Terms
    • 한드 – 한국 드라마 (Korean Drama)
    • 일드 – 일본 드라마 (Japanese Drama)
    • 영드 – 영국 드라마 (English Drama)

아점(a-jŏm)

Standard
  • Description
    • Short for 아침겸 점심(breakfast plus lunch / brunch)
  •  Example
    • A: 아침식사 하셨어요?
      • Did you have breakfast?
    • B: 아뇨. 오늘 늦게 일어났어요.
      • No. I got up late.
    • A: 배고픈데 점심을 좀 일찍 먹을까요?
      • I’m little hungry. What about having lunch early?
    • B: 좋죠! 아점이네요.
      • Good! It’s brunch!
  • Related Terms
    • 점저 – 점심겸 저녁 (breakfast & dinner)
      • Rarely used. Instead, we say eat snacks or drink coffee~

치맥(chi-maek)

Standard
  • Description
    • Short for 치킨과 맥주(chicken and beer)
    • It refers to a combination of chicken (usually fried or spicy) as Anju and beer served around evening in many South Korean restaurants.
  • Used as follows
    • 치맥을 먹다. (Have chicken and beer.)
  • Example
    • 치맥해요~ (Let’s 치맥~)
    • 치맥하러 갑시다. (Let’s go 치맥.)
    • 퇴근한 뒤에는 치맥이 최고지! (After getting off work, 치맥 is the best!)
  • Related Terms
    • 피맥 – 피자와 맥주 (Pizza & Beer)
    • 소맥 – 소주와 맥주 (Soju & Beer)

 

Tips for learning Korean!

Standard

Learning foreign language must be tough! We have to walk long distances. That’s why we have to know how to motivate ourselves.

  1. Start with the basic and easy stuff. Try to achieve small things every day. It will teach you the pleasure of learning.
  2. Make it a habit. If you study a little bit every day, or on the same day every week, you’ll find it much easier to keep going!
  3. Know what inspires you. If you can make learning the foreign language a part of a bigger goal, it will be easier to push through whenever you are starting to get frustrated!
  4. Make a long relationship with friends during your journey. You can go faster alone but further together.
  5. Enjoy it. If not, find your own way to entertain yourself. Movie, drama, comics, song, food, travel… whatever! HelloTalk and FaceBook also can be one of the ways to help us. I love to read your moments and feeds, my friends!

맛점(mat-jeom)

Standard
  • Description
    • Short for 맛있는 점심(delicious lunch)
    • Greetings for person who goes to lunch
    • Be used commonly and frequently on the internet and smartphones.
    • Before only for young people, but these days many adults use that too.
  • Used as follows
    • 맛점하세요(Enjoy your lunch / Have a good lunch)
    • It can be normally used among intimate friends. If you’re not familiar with him or her, you’d better say formally like ‘점심 맛있게 드세요’.
  • Example
    • 식사하러 가세요? 맛점하세요~ (Are you going to get food now? Enjoy your lunch~)
    • [Text Chat]
      • A: 배고파~ 나 점심 먹으러 간다. (Hungry~ I’m gonna get some lunch.)
      • B: 맛점하세요. (Enjoy your lunch.)
      • C: 맛점. (Enjoy your lunch.)
      • D: 맛점해. (Enjoy your lunch.)
  • Related Terms
    • 맛저(mat-jeo) is short for 맛있는 저녁(delicious dinner). 
    • 맛있는 아침(delicious breakfast) can be abbreviated to 맛아(mat-ah) but I’ve never heard of it personally. It’s not easy to say hello before breakfast… lol