White in Korea, from makeup bag to pencil case
shwinŭn sigan 쉬는 시간
Taking a break in Korean
CC: College sweethearts in South Korea
From two English words to alphabetic Korean slang.
There’s even an arcade game where you throw things at the flasher.
Who was here first? Sŏnbae 선배
What does sŏnbae mean? Or, if you’re using Revised Romanization, what does seonbae mean? Your sŏnbae is someone who entered an organization–a university,
Not quite dating? You’re in “ssŏm 썸”
You know when you like someone, and they like you, and maybe you both know that you both know it, but you haven’t actually gotten to the point of talking about dating yet? That’s ssŏm (sseom, 썸).
The alba is a pretty big trope in K-dramas and other pop culture products these days, probably because it’s a pretty big deal in society, too, as what started out as the kind of work students did part time has become a way for unlucky adults to eek out a living—a modern phenomenon in the US and other Western countries, too.