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INTRODUCTION
Becky: Expressions to Alert Someone
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 6. In this lesson, you'll learn Expressions to Alert Someone.
Becky: Be sure to recognize these in case someone is trying to give you a heads up.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Becky: The expressions you'll be learning in this lesson are:
Jaehwi: 솔까말
Jaehwi: 엄빠주의
Jaehwi: 깜놀
Jaehwi: 멘붕
Becky: Jaehwi, what's our first expression?
Jaehwi: 솔까말
Becky: It's an abbreviation of the phrase…
Jahewi: 솔직히 까놓고 말해서 (soljikki kkanoko malhaeseo),
Becky: which means "frankly speaking."
Jaehwi: [SLOW] 솔까말 [NORMAL] 솔까말
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jaehwi: 솔까말
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when giving one's honest opinion.
Becky: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 솔까말, 저 사람 별로야. [SLOW] 솔까말, 저 사람 별로야.
Becky: "Frankly speaking, I don't like that person."
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 솔까말, 저 사람 별로야.
Becky: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jaehwi: 엄빠주의
Becky: It's an abbreviation of the phrase…
Jaehwi: 엄마 아빠 주의 (eomma appa juui)
Becky: which literally means "mother father warning” or "beware of parents."
Jaehwi: [SLOW] 엄빠주의 [NORMAL] 엄빠주의
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jaehwi: 엄빠주의
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when letting people know that the content may be inappropriate around parents.
Becky: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 엄빠주의 소설이야. [SLOW] 엄빠주의 소설이야.
Becky: "This is a racy novel."
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 엄빠주의 소설이야.
Becky: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jaehwi: 깜놀
Becky: It's an abbreviation of the phrase…
Jaehwi: 깜짝 놀라다 (kkamjjak nollada)
Becky: which means "to be startled."
Jaehwi: [SLOW] 깜놀 [NORMAL] 깜놀
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jaehwi: 깜놀
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when someone or something surprises you all of a sudden.
Becky: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 나 완전 깜놀했어! [SLOW] 나 완전 깜놀했어!
Becky: "I got totally startled!"
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 나 완전 깜놀했어!
Becky: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jaehwi: 멘붕
Becky: It's an abbreviation of…
Jaehwi: 멘탈 붕괴 (mental bunggoe)
Becky: meaning "mental collapse." Korean people use this to mean "mental breakdown."
Jaehwi: [SLOW] 멘붕 [NORMAL] 멘붕
Becky: Listeners, please repeat.
Jaehwi: 멘붕
[pause - 5 sec.]
Becky: Use this slang expression when you’re not sure what to do.
Becky: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 나 멘붕 왔어. [SLOW] 나 멘붕 왔어.
Becky: "I had a mental breakdown."
Jaehwi: [NORMAL] 나 멘붕 왔어.
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’re telling your friend about an inappropriate movie. Which slang word can you use to describe the movie?
Jaehwi: 엄빠주의
Becky: "Beware of parents.”
Becky: You want to say something frankly. Which slang word can you use to start your sentence?
Jaehwi: 솔까말
Becky: "frankly speaking.”
Becky: You found something so shocking that you cannot think of anything else. Which slang expression can you use to describe your state?
Jaehwi: 멘붕
Becky: "mental breakdown"
Becky: You’re surprised and scared by something. What slang expression can be used to describe your feeling?
Jaehwi: 깜놀
Becky: "being startled”

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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