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In Korea there are many words which are neither English nor Korean, instead this mixture is often called Konglish.

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Created by: Carissa

Number of Blossarys: 6

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Handphone is a clear mix of the two words hand and phone. It refers to cell phones or mobile phones.

Domain: Mobile communications; Category: Mobile phones

If you find a sign or place that offers something, "service" that means they are offering it to you for free! It is an easy way of saying, "on the house".

Domain: Tourism & hospitality; Category: Tourist attractions

How often do you go to a store just to try on clothes or see what's on sale. In Korea they refer to this as, "eye shopping".

Domain: Fashion; Category: General fashion

This is my FAVORITE term in Konglish. The Korean culture does not tend to touch as much as the Europeans or American counterparts. Skinship is used to express a type of relationship you have where ...

Domain: Relationships; Category: Interpersonal relationships

When you want to encourage someone you tell them, "fighting." This is common before students take a test, a person has an interview, or people otherwise need a little encouragement.

Domain: Communication; Category: Oral communication

Cunning means cheating, specifically when a student is cheating or copying on a test. A cunning student is a student who cheats.

Domain: Education; Category: General education

Any longer coat (commonly called trench coats) is referred to as a burberry coat in Kinglish regardless of the brand.

Domain: Fashion; Category: General fashion

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