Badass Korean

YOU’RE COOL LIKE KOREA… YOU’RE A REAL BADASS, SO LEARN TO SPEAK LIKE ONE!

 

Being a linguistic badass in Korea takes more than knowing how to say a simple 안녕하세요, so shake shit up and raise eyebrows with some well placed Korean slang.

 

고고씽
쥐꼬리만큼 | The big book of Korean Slang: As much as a Rat's Tail by Peter Liptak

쥐꼬리만큼 KOREAN SLANG: AS MUCH AS A RAT’S TAIL

Get Slang & be part of the party! From K-pop to Gangnam style, ‘As much as a Rat’s Tail’ is your invite to the inner circle of Seoul!

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What's on the Menu?

The diet of a dedicated badass

a bowl of Korean rice

Rice

밥 먹듯 쓰는 말.
This shit is so necessary, it's like rice, which you should eat for every meal, all the damn time – really!

Some Korean side dishes, called panchan

Panchan

때때로 쓰는 말. 
A little something on the side (lexical panchan - not for everyday use).

The soju scene

Soju

술 마실 때 쓰는 말. 
Stuff to say (and do) while drinking! Shoot the shit while shooting shots!

three kimchi pots

The Kimchi Pot

매운(상스러운) 말 그리고 욕, 조심하세요!
Watch out! Spicy language and swearing!

Ddokboki (a bad joke)

Ddokboki

성적인 표현. 
Something sexual to snack on. Salacious and sweet! Say it ain't Seoul!

a steaming hot cup of coffee

Coffee

서양에서 유래된 외래 비속어, 콩글리쉬.
Konglish(ee), a half-baked mix of Korean and English terms.

Sushi

일본에서 유래된 비속어. 
The other Konglish, slang expressions jumping the puddle from Japan.

Hakgyo Hell

Hakgyo

학교에서 쓰는 말. 
What kids say in the halls, not the classroom, from school daze to the study-hard hakgyo haze.

Expressions

Chapters

Culture Cues

Grey Rat

대박 [daebak]…

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#SeoulTips

Sometimes we just need a guide, and the sassy snippets of the #SeoulTips series git you that bit of advice for your Seoul adventure. Want to know why the drama’s always a rich guy, a domineering mother and secret girlfriend… Follow these tips and you’re sure to make a splash (and suddenly become a Chebol son).

#RatsTail Cards

Dive into the intricacies of modern Korean slang with the hip, hot, spicy and sexual, the irreverent and inspiring, the cultural, crass and comical… the Korean not covered in the language books all in this 돌직구digest.

#TIK (This Is Korea)

#TIK:ThisIsKorea lets you to keep calm in the face of frustration. So forget what your your non-Korean sensibilities tell you ‘cause this is the Korean way.’ Just adjust your expectations and go with the flow. Acceptance is only a shoulder shrug away.

#InRealLife

Sort through some inspiring and Seoulful images of everyday life in the land of the morning loudspeaker. Something to giggle at or something worth sharing. Say it aint Seoul!

#RATSTAIL PHOTO CONTEST

You can do it too – Just share with us your Korean Slang inspired shot for a chance to win a free book! Remember: explanations count!

#CARDS OF INSANITY

Korean Slang: The Soju Edition ~ an epic drinking game… Coming soon to a hof, ba(r) or pojangmacha near you! We’ll be uploading ideas for each card as they come to us. Your feedback is required!

The Slang Series

We’ll be uploading more and more of this new slang inspired Badass Korean video series for your education and entertainment. Stay tuned for some seriously badass shit from me and the Grey Rat.

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