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How to Celebrate April Fools’ Day in Korean

How to Celebrate April Fools' Day in Korean!

Most everyone is familiar with this day, as it is celebrated nearly everywhere the world. Yet, when exactly is April Fools’ Day? And where did April Fools come from? April Fools’ Day is observed on April 1st every year. This day of jokes and pranks is believed to have stemmed from the 16th-century calendar change in France, when New Year’s Day was moved from April 1 to January 1. This action was taken due to the adoption of the Gregorian calendar.

However, a few people were resistant to the calendar change, so they continued to observe New Year’s Day on April 1st, rather than the new date. They were referred to as the “April Fools”, and others started playing mocking tricks on them. This custom endured, and is practiced to this day around the world!

Table of Contents

  1. Top One Million Words You Need to Know for April Fools’ Day
  2. Korean Phrases You Can Use on April Fools’ Day
  3. Some of the Coolest April Fools’ Pranks To Play on Anybody
  4. How Can KoreanClass101 Make Your April Fools’ Day Special?
  5. Top 1000 Most Useful Phrases in Korean - Testing New Technology

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1. Top One Million Words You Need to Know for April Fools’ Day

Do you want to know how to say April Fools’ Day in Korean? Well, there are millions of ways and words, but here are the top one million Korean words you really need to know! Simply click this link. Here are some of them you will find useful:

  1. funny - 웃기는 - uggineun
  2. joke - 농담하다 - nongdamhada
  3. lie - 거짓말 - gyeojinmal
  4. surprise - 놀라다 - nollada
  5. sneaky - 몰래 - mollae
  6. prankster - 장난꾸러기 - jangnankkureogi
  7. prank - 장난 - jangnan
  8. play a joke - 장난을 치다 - jangnaneul chida
  9. humor - 유머 - yumeo
  10. fool - 바보 - babo
  11. deceptive - 속이는 - sogineun
  12. April 1st - 4월 1일 - sawol iril

2. Korean Phrases You Can Use on April Fools’ Day

Korean Phrases for April Fools' Day

Don’t limit yourself to practical jokes - use these April Fools’ phrases in Korean to prank your favorite Korean friend or colleague!

  1. I learned Korean in 1 month.
    • 나는 1 달 만에 한국어를 배웠어.
    • Naneun han dal mane hangugeoreul baewoseo.
  2. All classes for today got canceled.
    • 오늘 모든 수업이 취소됐어.
    • Oneul modeun sueobi chwisodwaeseo.
  3. I’m sorry, but I’ve just broken your favorite pair of glasses.
    • 미안한데 나 방금 네가 가장 좋아하는 안경을 부러뜨렸어.
    • Mianhande na banggeum nega gajang joahaneun angyeongeul bureotteuryeoseo.
  4. Someone has just hit your car.
    • 어떤 사람이 방금 네 차를 쳤어.
    • Eotteon sarami banggeum ne chareul chyeoseo.
  5. I’m getting married.
    • 나 결혼해.
    • Na gyeolhonhae.
  6. You won a free ticket.
    • 공짜 티켓에 당첨되셨습니다.
    • Gongjja tikese dangcheomdoesyeotseumnida.
  7. I saw your car being towed.
    • 네 차가 견인되는 걸 봤어.
    • Ne chaga gyeonindoeneun geol bwaseo.
  8. They’re giving away free gift cards in front of the building.
    • 사람들이 건물 앞에서 무료 상품권을 나눠주고 있어.
    • Saramdeuri geonmul apeseo muryo sangpumgwoneul nanwojugo iseo.
  9. A handsome guy is waiting for you outside.
    • 잘 생긴 남자가 밖에서 널 기다리고 있어.
    • Jal saenggin namjaga bakkeseo neol gidarigo iseo.
  10. A beautiful lady asked me to give this phone number to you.
    • 예쁜 여자가 너한테 이 전화 번호를 전해달래.
    • Yeppeun yeojaga neohante i jeonhwa beonhoreul jeonhaedallae.
  11. Can you come downstairs? I have something special for you.
    • 아래층으로 내려 올래? 널 위해 특별히 준비한 게 있어.
    • Araecheungeuro naeryeo ollae? Neol wihae teukbyeolhi junbihan ge iseo.
  12. Thank you for your love letter this morning. I never could have guessed your feelings.
    • 오늘 아침 러브레터 고마워. 나는 절대 네 마음을 알아차리지 못했을 거야.
    • Oneul achim reobeureteo gomawo. Naneun jeoldae ne maeumeul arachariji motaeseul geoya.

Choose your victims carefully, though; the idea is to get them to laugh with you, not to hurt their feelings or humiliate them in front of others. Be extra careful if you choose to play a prank on your boss - you don’t want to antagonize them with an inappropriate joke.

3. Some of the Coolest April Fools’ Pranks To Play on Anybody

Choose Bad or Good

Right, now that you know the top million April Fools’ words in Korean, let’s look at some super pranks and tricks to play on friends, colleagues and family. Some April Fools ideas never grow old, while new ones are born every year.

Never joke in such a way that it hurts anyone, or humiliates them badly in front of others - the idea is for everybody to laugh and enjoy the fun! Respect is still key, no matter what day of the year it is.

Cockroach prank

1- Infestation

This trick is so simple, yet so creepy, it’s almost unbelievable. Take black paper, cut out the silhouette of a giant cockroach, a spider or another insect, and stick it inside the lampshade of a table lamp. When the lamp is switched on, it will look like a monstrous insect is sitting inside the lampshade. Or, get a whole lot of realistic-looking plastic insects, and spread them over a colleague’s desk and chair, or, at home, over the kids’ beds etc. Creep-factor: stellar.

2- Which One Doesn’t Fit?

Put the photo of a celebrity or a notorious politician in a frame, and take it to work on April Fools’ Day. Hang the photo on the staff picture wall, and wait. You’ll be surprised how long it can take for people to notice that one picture doesn’t fit.

3- Something Weird in the Restroom

At work, replace the air freshener in the restroom with something noxious like insect killer, oven cleaner or your own odious mixture in a spray bottle. Be sure to cover the bottle’s body so no one suspects a swap.

Or paint a bar of soap with clear nail polish, and leave it at the hand wash basin. It will not lather.

Or, if your workplace’s restroom has partitioned toilets with short doors, arrange jeans or trousers and shoes on all but one of the toilet covers, so it looks like every stall is occupied. Now wait for complaints, and see how long it takes for someone to figure out the April Fools’ Day prank. You’ll probably wish you had a camera inside the restroom. But, unless you don’t mind getting fired, don’t put your own recording device in there!

Funny Face

4- Call Me Funny

Prepare and print out a few posters with the following instructions: Lion Roar Challenge! Call this number - XXX XXXXXXX - and leave your best lion’s roar as voicemail! Best roarer will be announced April 10 in the cafeteria. Prize: $100. (Lion’s roar is just an example; you can use any animal call, or even a movie character’s unique sound, such as Chewbacca from Star Wars. The weirder, the funnier. Obviously!) Put the posters up in the office where most of the staff is likely to see them. Now wait for the owner of the number to visit you with murderous intent. Have a conciliatory gift ready that’s not a prank.

5- Minty Cookies

This is another simple but hugely effective prank - simply separate iced cookies, scrape off the icing, and replace it with toothpaste. Serve during lunch or tea break at work, or put in your family’s lunch boxes. Be sure to take photos of your victim’s faces when they first bite into your April Fools’ cookies.

6- Wild Shopping

At your local grocer, place a realistic-looking plastic snake or spider among the fresh vegetables. Now wait around the corner for the first yell.

7- The Oldest Trick in the Book

Don’t forget probably the oldest, yet very effective April Fools’ joke in the book - smearing hand cream or Vaseline on a door handle that most staff, family or friends are likely to use. Yuck to the max!

8- Sneeze On Me

Another golden oldie is also gross, yet harmless and utterly satisfying as a prank. Fill a small spray bottle that you can easily conceal with water. Walk past a friend, colleague or one of your kids, and fake a sneeze while simultaneously spraying them with a bit of water. Expect to be called a totally disgusting person. Add a drop of lovely smelling essential oil to the water for extra confusion.

9- Word Play Repairs

Put a fresh leek in the hand wash basin at home or work, and then tell your housemates or colleagues this: “There’s a huge leak in the restroom/bathroom basin, it’s really serious. Please can someone go have a look?!” Expect exasperation and smiles all around. Note that this prank is only likely to work where people understand English well.

10- Scary Face

Print out a very scary face on an A4 sheet of paper, and place it in a colleague’s, or one of your kid’s drawers, so it’s the first thing they see when they open the drawer. You may not be very popular for a while.

11- Wake Up To Madness

Put foamy shaving cream, or real whipped cream on your hand, and wake your kid up by tickling their nose with it. As long as they get the joke, this could be a wonderful and fun way to start April Fools’ Day.

Computer Prank

12- Computer Prank

This one’s fabulous, if you have a bit of time to fiddle with a colleague, friend or your kid’s computer. It is most effective on a computer where most of the icons they use are on the desktop background itself (as opposed to on the bottom task bar).

Take and save a screenshot of their desktop with the icons. Set this screenshot as their background image. Now delete all the working icons. When they return to their computer, wait for the curses when no amount of clicking on the icons works.

13- Monster Under the Cup

This one will also work well anywhere people meet. Take a paper cup, and write the following on it in black pen: “Danger! Don’t lift, big spider underneath.” Place it upside-down on prominent flat surface, such as a kitchen counter, a colleague’s desk or a restaurant table. Expect some truly interesting responses.

Door Prank

14- Prank Door

Write in large letters on a large and noticeable piece of paper: PUSH. Tape this notice on a door that should be pulled to open, and watch the hilarious struggle of those clever souls who actually read signs.

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If you happen to visit Korea, or if you work for any Korean company, knowing the above Korean prankster phrases can really lighten up your day. Showing you have a sense of humor can go a long way to cement good relationships in any situation. These phrases are at your disposal for free, as well as are these 100 core Korean words, which you will learn how to pronounce perfectly.

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Korean Word of the Day - cloud (noun)

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구름 (gureum) cloud (noun)

하늘에 구름 한 점 안 보입니다.
Haneure gureum han jeom an boimnida.
I don’t see a cloud in the sky.

솜털 같은 구름
somteol gateun gureum
fluffy cloud

먹구름
meokgureum
a dark cloud

하얀 구름이 있는 파란 하늘
hayan gureumi inneun paran haneul
blue sky with white clouds

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Korean Word of the Day - medical doctor (noun)

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의사 (uisa) medical doctor (noun)

의사는 발을 진찰하고 있습니다.
Uisaneun bareul jincharhago itsseumnida.
The doctor is examining the foot.

의사가 환자의 맥박을 재고 있습니다.
Uisaga hwanjaui maekbbageul jaego itsseumnida.
The doctor is taking the patient’s pulse.

저는 의사입니다.
Jeoneun uisaimnida.
I am a doctor.

혹시 몸이 아프면 의사에게 진찰을 받으세요.
Hokssi momi apeumyeon uisaege jinchareul badeuseyo.
If you get sick go to the doctor.

의사에게 진찰을 받다
uisaege jinchareul batta
see a doctor

의사
uisa
medical doctor

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Korean Word of the Day - ant (noun)

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개미 (gaemi) ant (noun)

개미는 다리가 여섯개 있습니다.
Gaemineun dariga yeoseotgae itseumnida.
Ants have six legs.

병정 개미
byeongjeong gaemi
army ant

개미떼가 소풍하는 데에 나타났었습니다.
Gaemittega sopunghaneun dee natanasseotsseumnida.
An entire ant colony showed up at my picnic.

개미탑 위의 불개미
gaemitap wiui bulgaemi
red ant on ant hill

개미는 자기 몸무게의 열 배에서 오십 배까지 들 수 있습니다.
Gaemineun jagi mommugeui yeol bbaeeseo osip bbaekkaji deul ssu itseumnida.
Ants can lift 10 to 50 times their body weight.

개미 다리
gaemi dari
ant legs

개미 떼
gaemi tte
ant colony

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Korean Word of the Day - comb (verb)

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빗다 (bitta) comb (verb)

여자가 머리빗으로 머리를 빗고 있습니다.
Yeojaga meoribiseuro meorireul bitkko itsseumnida.
The woman is combing her hair with a comb.

머리빗으로 머리를 빗다
meoribiseuro meorireul bitda
comb ones hair with a comb

머리를 빗다
meorireul bitta
comb your hair

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Korean Word of the Day - ice skating (noun)

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아이스 스케이팅 (aiseu seukeiting) ice skating (noun)

사람들은 야외에서 아이스 스케이팅을 합니다.
Saramdeureun yaoeeseo aiseu seukeitingeul hamnida.
The people are ice skating outdoors.

연못 위의 아이스 스케이팅
yeonmot wiui aiseu seukeiting
ice skate on a pond

아이스 스케이팅은 기품있고 아름답습니다.
Aiseu seukeitingeun gipumitggo areumdapsseumnida.
Ice skating can be graceful and beautiful.

야외에서의 아이스 스케이팅
yaoeeseoui aiseu seukeiting
ice skating outdoors

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Korean Word of the Day - husband (noun)

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남편 (nampyeon) husband (noun)

남편은 접은 타월이 있는 바구니를 들고 있습니다.
Nampyeoneun jeobeun tawori inneun bagunireul deulgo itsseumnida.
The husband is carrying the basket of folded towels.

사랑하는 남편이 나를 위해 요리를 한다.
Saranghaneun nampyeoni nareul wihae yorireul handa.
My beloved husband is cooking for me.

저는 아침에 샤워를 하고, 남편은 밤에 샤워를 합니다.
Jeoneun achime syaworeul hago, nampyeoneun bame syaworeul hamnida.
I shower in the morning, and my husband showers at night.

아내가 남편을 안고 있습니다.
Anaega nampyeoneul ankko itsseumnida.
The wife is hugging the husband.

남편과 저는 결혼한지 구 년 되었습니다.
Nampyeongwa jeoneun gyeolhonhanji gu nyeon doeeotsseumnida.
My husband and I have been married for nine years.

그녀의 남편은 그녀가 요리해 주는 것은 모두 먹습니다.
Geunyeoui nampyeoneun geunyeoga yorihae juneun geoseun modu meoksseumnida.
Her husband eats everything she cooks for him.

도움이 되는 남편
doumi doeneun nampyeon
helpful husband

사랑하는 남편
saranghaneun nampyeon
loving husband

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Korean Word of the Day - runny nose (noun)

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콧물 (konmul) runny nose (noun)

아기가 콧물을 흘리고 있습니다.
Agiga konmureul heulligo itsseumnida.
The baby has a runny nose.

콧물을 흘리다
konmureul heullida
have a runny nose

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Korean Word of the Day - clean (verb)

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청소하다 (cheongsohada) clean (verb)

가정부가 창문을 청소하였다.
Gajeongbuga changmuneul cheongsohayeotta.
The housekeeper cleaned the window.

가정부가 창문을 청소한다.
Gajeongbuga changmuneul cheongsohanda.
The housekeeper cleans the window.

가정부가 창문을 청소하고 있다.
Gajeongbuga changmuneul cheongsohago itta.
The housekeeper is cleaning the window.

그는 오븐을 청소하고 있습니다.
Geuneun obeuneul cheongsohago itsseumnida.
The man is cleaning the oven.

창문을 청소하다
changmuneul cheongsohada
clean a window

오븐을 청소하다
obeuneul cheongsohada
clean the oven

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Korean Word of the Day - closet (noun)

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옷장 (otjjang) closet (noun)

요가 매트를 쓰지 않을 때는 옷장에 보관합니다.
Yoga maeteureul sseuji aneul ttaeneun otjjange bogwanhamnida.
I keep my yoga mat in the closet when not in use.

옷장에 있는 옷들
otjjange inneun otteul
clothes in the closet

큰 옷장
keun otjjang
walk-in closet

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