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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Using Superlatives
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 4. In this lesson, you'll learn how to use Superlatives.
Becky: Korean people love to overreact, so get ready to hear these types of expressions everywhere.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Becky: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are:
Jaehwi: 핵꿀잼
Jaehwi: 핵노잼
Jaehwi: 심쿵
Jaehwi: 썩소
Becky: Jaehwi, what's our first expression?
Jaehwi: 핵꿀잼
Becky: literally meaning "nuclear honey fun.” It’s a combination of three words meaning “nuclear,” “honey,” and “fun.” This slang expression is used to refer to something so fun.
Jaehwi: [SLOW] 핵꿀잼 [NORMAL] 핵꿀잼
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jaehwi: 핵꿀잼
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when describing something super fun, as powerful as nuclear energy and as sweet as honey.
Becky: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 한국 드라마는 핵꿀잼이야. [SLOW] 한국 드라마는 핵꿀잼이야.
Becky: "Korean dramas are super fun."
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 한국 드라마는 핵꿀잼이야.
Becky: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jaehwi: 핵노잼
Becky: literally meaning "nuclear no fun.” It’s a combination of three words meaning “nuclear,” “no,” and “fun.” It’s often used to describe something boring.
Jaehwi: [SLOW] 핵노잼 [NORMAL] 핵노잼
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jaehwi: 핵노잼
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when describing something so boring that the level of boredom can be compared to nuclear.
Becky: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 이 수업은 핵노잼이야. [SLOW] 이 수업은 핵노잼이야.
Becky: "This class is so boring."
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 이 수업은 핵노잼이야.
Becky: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jaehwi: 심쿵
Becky: which means "heart pounds.” It's an abbreviation of the phrase...
Jaehwi: 심장이 쿵 (simjangi kung) …
Becky: which means "heart pounds." When you see something so cute or moving, you can use this slang expression to mean a "fluttering heart."
Jaehwi: [SLOW] 심쿵 [NORMAL] 심쿵
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jaehwi: 심쿵
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when you encounter someone or something that puts you in a flutter.
Becky: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 여자를 심쿵하게 하는 노래야. [SLOW] 여자를 심쿵하게 하는 노래야.
Becky: "This song makes women's hearts flutter."
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 여자를 심쿵하게 하는 노래야.
Becky: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jaehwi: 썩소
Becky: which means "rotten smile.” It's an abbreviation for the phase…
Jaehwi:썩은 미소 (sseogeun miso)”
Becky: which means the same. When you see someone smiling but who doesn’t look happy, you can use this to mean "sneer."
Jaehwi: [SLOW] 썩소 [NORMAL] 썩소
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jaehwi: 썩소
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when referring to a sneer or a sarcastic smile.
Becky: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 썩소 그만 지어. [SLOW] 썩소 그만 지어.
Becky: "Stop that sarcastic smile."
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 썩소 그만 지어.
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: You heard a joke which is not funny at all. Which slang word can you use?
Jaehwi: 핵노잼
Becky: “boring”
Becky: You found something hilarious. Which slang expression can you use to describe it?
Jaehwi: 핵꿀잼
Becky: "fun”
Becky: Someone gives you a sarcastic smile. Which slang expression can you use?
Jaehwi: 썩소
Becky: "sneer”
Becky: You found a song touching. Which slang expression can you use?
Jaehwi: 심쿵
Becky: "fluttering heart”

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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KoreanClass101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hi Listeners! Do you know any other related slang expression? Post them in the comments.

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KoreanClass101.com
Tuesday at 10:45 am
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Hi Tom,


Thanks for posting. The phrase 심쿵 is an abbreviated version of '심장이 쿵(하다)'. which means that someone's heart gave a big thump (or beat wildly), meaning when the speaker saw the listener (or whomever they are referring to, their heartbeat dropped/thumped/beat wildly). This means you felt an instant attraction to someone.


As for 썩소, it is also an abbreviated expression of '썩은 미소', or a sarcastic smile. It's a smile used when someone is not very happy--but feeling rather unhappy about the situation.


Hope this was of help! Please let us know if you have any other inquiries!


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Lyn

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Tom
Thursday at 7:01 pm
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Also, I'm a bit confused about the sentence 썩소 그만 지어 ?

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Thursday at 6:59 pm
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I've heard 심쿵 a lot in kpop and I've always wondered what it meant, thank you ?