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Hi everyone, I am Jaehwi. In this video, we will see Top 15 Favorite Words Chosen by Fans.
1. 귀염둥이 (gwiyeomdungi) darling. 
So for example, you might say (00:11귀염둥이 오늘은 뭐했어? which means darling, what did you do today? When Korean people call their boy or girlfriend, they often use nickname such as (00:20귀염둥이 which means darling, cutie. So if you are adult, you can say that but it’s up to you. 

2. 뚝배기불고기 (ttukppaegi bulgogi) clay pot bulgogi. 
So bulgogi is grilled marinated beef which you can find very easily in Korea. It’s not spicy, it’s sweet. So in that case, I can say 저는 뚝배기 불고기를 불고기 중에서 가장 좋아합니다. which means I like the clay pot bulgogi the most among all other types of bulgogi. So when it’s in the hotpot it’s so like hot. So you have to be careful when you eat it because you might burn your tongue if you just eat many of the bulgogi at the same time. 

3. 마음에 들다 (maeume deulda) like.
 마음에 들다 (maeume deulda) like. So 마음마음 means heart and 들다 (deulda)means to enter, to go into. So if you say 그사람이 마음에 들다. that literally means that he comes into my heart. That’s so lovely right. So you can use this phrase when you want to say I like someone as a possible girlfriend or boyfriend. So you cannot say that 불고기가 마음에 들다 to mean I like Bulgogi because you never want to be a girlfriend or boyfriend with bulgogi.

4. 좋아 (joa) Like. 
So 좋아 (joa) is the verb meaning to like in general. So you can use it with anything. You can say I like kimchi 김치가 좋아 I like you, 너가 좋아 so anything. You can just say the object that you like and say 좋아 (joa) to say I like something. So for that reason, you can find a button 좋아요 on the Facebook which means like. 

5. 먹자. (Meokjja) Let’s eat .
먹자. (Meokjja) let’s eat. In Korea, you might hear this phrase a lot like almost every day like people will come to your desk and say something, something 먹자. (Meokjja). Let’s eat something. So Korean people prefer having a big group lunch instead of having it alone. So before the lunch hour, we usually ask the other person like 김치찌개 먹자. let’s eat kimchi soup or 김밥 먹자. let’s eat seaweed rolls or something like that or when you have a dish on the table, you can say 먹자. (Meokjja) and then you can start eating it. 

6. 배고파 (baegopa) Hungry.
배고파 (baegopa) hungry. So 배(bae) means stomach 고파 (gopa)is kind of feeling hungry, feeling empty. So it literally means I feel empty in my stomach. When you feel really hungry, you can simply just say 아, 배고파. or in formal situation you can say 아, 배고파요. 

7. 봄 비 (bom bi) spring rain.
봄 비 (bom bi) spring rain. You know, people actually like this a lot like when it’s raining in spring, there will be a lot of flowers around. It’s kind of making you feel more romantic. So there are also many songs about 봄 비 (bom bi) spring rain like when there is spring rain, love comes to me or something like that. If you are becoming more romantic, you might want to say (03:25봄비가 오면 연애를 하고 싶어집니다. which means when there is a spring rain, I want to date someone. 

8. 사랑해요. (Saranghaeyo.) I love you. 
사랑해요. (Saranghaeyo.) I love you. Practice it now so that you can use it at the right timing. So simply you can just say 사랑해요. (Saranghaeyo.) to say I love you or more casually 사랑해 (Saranghae)to say I love you. 

9. 시끄러워 (Sikkeureowo) noisy. 
시끄러워 (Sikkeureowo) noisy. 시끄러워 (Sikkeureowo) So let’s say you are studying at a library and someone is making some noise, then you hear that, then you can say 시끄러워 (Sikkeureowo) like to yourself saying it’s noisy.

10. 안녕하세요. (Annyeonghaseyo.) hello. 
So this is very common phrase to say hello for the greeting. So when you meet someone, you can simply say 안녕하세요. (Annyeonghaseyo.). If you want to be a little bit more causal, you can say 안녕 (Annyeong)

11. 어떡해? (Eotteokae?) what am I going to do?
어떡해? (Eotteokae?) what am I going to do. I like this phrase a lot because you know when I don’t know what to do, I just simply say that a lot. When you are talking to yourself, you can say 어떡해? (Eotteokae?)어떡하지, 어떡해, 어떡하지? what should I do, what am I going to do?

12. 예뻐요 (Yeppeoyo) pretty 
예뻐요 (Yeppeoyo) pretty. So 예뻐요 (Yeppeoyo) can be used only when you talk about women, girls and when you see someone for the first time and you feel like she is pretty, you can also say 아, 예뻐요. 예쁘세요. which means you are pretty, you are beautiful and also you can talk about other clothes or object with this one 예뻐요 (Yeppeoyo)

13. 자기야 (jagiya) sweetie 
자기야 (jagiya) sweetie. So if I have to chose 귀염둥이 and 자기야 (jagiya) I will go with 자기야 (jagiya) because 자기야 (jagiya) can be used in almost all the generations. Its okay to say that in public (05:18귀염둥이 might be a little bit umm…but 자기야 (jagiya) should be okay. 자기야, 오늘 김치찌개 먹자. which means sweetie, let’s have some kimchi soup 자기야, 오늘 뭐 하고 싶어? which means sweetie, what do you want to do today?

14. 진짜 (jinjja) real, really. 
So 진짜 (jinjja) is the adverb meaning real but we use it alone to mean really? So when we hear something a little bit surprising, we say 진짜 (jinjja) really? Even if something is not surprising, you also say that a lot. So you just say that I went to a movie theater yesterday and I will just say 진짜 (jinjja) really? It doesn’t mean that I don’t trust you. It’s just like common reaction to show that I am interested in the topic. 

15. 배불러 (bae bulleo) I am full. 
We eat a lot. I eat a lot too. So I often use that after I have a dinner, I’d say 배불러 (bae bulleo). 배 (bae) means stomach 불러 (bulleo) means to be full. So it literally means my stomach is full. So you can say 아, 배불러서 더이상은 못 걷겠어. which means I cannot work anymore because I feel full.
So that’s all top 15 favorite words chosen by fans. Make sure to subscribe and I will see you next time. 다음 시간에 뵙겠습니다. 안녕히 계세요.

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Tuesday at 6:30 pm
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Which phrase do you like the most?

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I like the word 약속, which means promise, the most as it sounds very cute when girls say it. 😄