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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Expressions To Talk About Your past
Becky: Hi everyone, and welcome back to KoreanClass101.com. I'm Becky.
Jaehwi: And I'm Jaehwi!
Becky: This is Must-Know Korean Slang Words &Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 24. In this lesson, you'll learn Expressions To Talk About Your past.
Becky: Everyone has a history, and these slang expressions will help you reveal the real history of you.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Becky: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are:
Jaehwi: 흑역사
Jaehwi: 리즈 시절
Jaehwi: 머글
Jaehwi: 잉여 인간
Becky: Jaehwi, what's our first expression?
Jaehwi: 흑역사
Becky: literally meaning "black history." When it's used as a slang expression, it means "ashamed time” or “regretful memory."
Jaehwi: [SLOW] 흑역사 [NORMAL] 흑역사
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jaehwi: 흑역사
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when describing your regretful memories.
Becky: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 앨범을 보다가 나의 흑역사를 발견했어. [SLOW] 앨범을 보다가 나의 흑역사를 발견했어.
Becky: “While checking my photo album, I found the time when I looked less attractive.” or literally "While checking my photo album, I found my black history.”
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 앨범을 보다가 나의 흑역사를 발견했어.
Becky: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jaehwi: 리즈 시절
Becky: literally meaning "Time of Leeds." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "heyday."
Jaehwi: [SLOW] 리즈 시절 [NORMAL] 리즈 시절
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jaehwi: 리즈 시절
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when referring to one's heyday.
Becky: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 저 가수도 리즈 시절엔 인기가 굉장했었는데.. [SLOW] 저 가수도 리즈 시절엔 인기가 굉장했었는데..
Becky: "The singer was very popular during his golden age too."
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 저 가수도 리즈 시절엔 인기가 굉장했었는데..
Becky: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jaehwi: 머글
Becky: literally meaning "Muggle.” Muggles are those who were born without magical abilities in the Harry Potter book series. As a slang expression, it’s used to mean “ordinary people” in Korean.
Jaehwi: [SLOW] 머글 [NORMAL] 머글
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jaehwi: 머글
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when referring to people who are not obsessed with pop culture.
Becky: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 난 그냥 한국 드라마 머글팬이야. [SLOW] 난 그냥 한국 드라마 머글팬이야.
Becky: "I am just an ordinary Korean drama fan."
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 난 그냥 한국 드라마 머글팬이야.
Becky: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jaehwi: 잉여 인간
Becky: literally meaning "surplus human." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "scumbag."
Jaehwi: [SLOW] 잉여 인간 [NORMAL] 잉여 인간
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jaehwi: 잉여 인간
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when describing someone as useless.
Becky: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 내 남동생은 아무것도 안 해. 잉여 인간이야. [SLOW] 내 남동생은 아무것도 안 해. 잉여 인간이야.
Becky: "My little brother doesn't do anything. He is a scumbag."
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 내 남동생은 아무것도 안 해. 잉여 인간이야.
QUIZ
Becky: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I'll describe four situations, and you'll choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
Becky: There’s a singer who used to be very popular but not anymore. What word can you use to talk about the singer’s heyday?
Jaehwi: 리즈 시절
Becky: "heyday”
Becky: You want to talk about the time when everything was not going well, and you were depressed. Which word can you use?
Jaehwi: 흑역사
Becky: "black history"
Becky: Your friend calls himself useless. Which slang word might he use?
Jaehwi: 잉여 인간
Becky: "scumbag"
Becky: Your friend is drunk, and he mentions we’re all ordinary people. Which word might he use?
Jaehwi: 머글
Becky: "ordinary people”

Outro

Becky: There you have it; you have mastered four Korean Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at KoreanClass101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone, and see you next time!
Jaehwi: 안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghi gyeseyo).

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