Witness the birth of a new word~
One-shot 원샷: Bottoms up, Korea style
Featuring PSY, Snoop Dogg, and me. Oh, and a kitten.
Oneroom 원룸, where Koreans live alone
7 percent of South Korean households were single-person in 1985 but 24 percent in 2010.
Hwait’ŭ 화이트: The many meanings of “white” in Korea
White in Korea, from makeup bag to pencil case
Mo-ssol 모쏠: “Single since birth”
If you don’t know one, you probably are one.
Solo 솔로: Single (and sad?) in Seoul
The language of single life in South Korea
Christmas 크리스마스: Korea’s other Valentine’s
How to say Merry Christmas in Korean
keit’ŭ 게이트: Park Geun-hye’s Nixon hand-me-down
How America’s classic political scandal begat a Korean word
Ajae gaegŭ 아재개그: Korean dad jokes
Korean dad jokes are as, erm, amazing as English ones. Here are a few.
CC: College sweethearts in South Korea
From two English words to alphabetic Korean slang.