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Tue Sep 14, 2021, 01:52 PM

These 10+ Korean Words Have Just Been Added To The English Dictionary

These Korean words made it into “the definitive record of the English language!” The oxford definitions are given at the link below.

https://www.koreaboo.com/news/10-korean-words-just-added-english-dictionary/

These are now 26 entries in the OED new edition of Korean origin words, romanized:

Aegyo*
Daebak*
Fighting*
Hallyu
Hanbok
K-
Kdrama
Kongglish
Manwha
Mukbang
Noona
Oppa
PCbang
Skinship*
Tang Soo Do
Trot*
Onni*
Unni*

8 food words:

Bonus: All The Food
In addition to the words above, the OED added 8 words all related to Korean cuisine! These are banchan* (side dishes), bulgogi (thin beef or pork), chimaek *(fried chicken served with beer), dongchimi (a type of kimchi made with radishes), galbi (beef short ribs), japchae (noodles), kimbap (rice and other ingredients wrapped in seaweed), and samgyeopsal (pork belly). Hungry yet? We definitely are!


*I've marked the 10 new entries to the OED with an asterisk based on this source:

한국에서만 사용하는 호칭인 ‘noona( 누나 )’, ‘oppa( 오빠 )’, ‘unni( 언니 )’도 주목할 만하다. 우리가 일상 속에서 자주 사용하는 ‘daebak( 대박 )’, ‘aegyo( 애교 )’, ‘banchan( 반찬 )’, ‘chimaek( 치맥 )’, ‘fighting( 파이팅 )’, ‘skinship( 스킨십 )’, ‘trot( 트로트 )’와 같은 단어도 다수 추가됐다. 옥스퍼드 영어사전에 새롭게 추가된 한국어 단어 26 개는 다음과 같다.


먹방’, ‘스킨십’, ‘대박’ 등, 옥스퍼드 영어사전에 새롭게 추가된 한국어 단어는? Sep 10, 2021 BY
Hyeonuk Joo, Hypebeast;
https://hypebeast.kr/2021/9/oxford-english-dictionary-add-korean-word-daebak-k-drama-hanbok-oppa-unni

These sources look like Korean blogs, So nothing official here, I don't have access to the OED. Cross posted in the Asian Group.

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Tue Sep 14, 2021, 02:14 PM

1. Samgyeopsal is delicious!

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Tue Sep 14, 2021, 02:20 PM

2. I started drooling at bulgogi....

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Tue Sep 14, 2021, 05:03 PM

3. My favorite food is japchae

Recently, I saw a baseball story about chimaek. In the South Korean press coverage of the Blue Jays over the Yankees, I thought I saw the players enjoying beer with their fried chicken order. It's not chimaek, without mekju (beer), so chimaek is a Konglish expression; chi is just short for chicken.

Blue Jays celebrate Yankees sweep by devouring a bunch of chicken
Steven Psihogios
Fri, September 10, 2021, 7:30 PM EDT·2 min read

https://www.yahoo.com/now/mlb-blue-jays-celebrate-sweep-over-yankees-by-devouring-a-bunch-of-korean-fried-chicken-233051563.html

the Blue Jays 80 million dollar pitcher Ryu Hyun Jin has promoted fried chicken commercials in South Korea with beer featured prominently. I understand he has a ramen sponsor as well.


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