We've seen many international fans beginning to include Korean words and slangs in their daily conversations over the years.
In fact, some of these fans are so familiar with the Korean culture that they sometimes seem more Korean than actual Koreans sometimes. Below are eight essential and easy-to-remember Korean words that you should try to keep in mind!
Jinja + Wae
Jinja (진짜) is equivalent to "really" (very) or "seriously?"
Wae (왜) is equivalent to "why".
Annyeong + Oppa + Unni + Sarang + Chingu
Annyeong (안녕) is equivalent to "hello" in an informal manner.
Oppa (오빠) is equivalent to "older brother" that is used by females when addressing older males. In some derogatory or sexual nuances, it is also used as "daddy" or "papi".
Unni (언니) is equivalent to "older sister" that is used by females when addressing older females.
Sarang (사랑) is equivalent to "love".
Chingu (친구) is equivalent to "friend".
Daebak (대박) is equivalent to "dope!", "epic!", "OMG" or similar words.
Aniyo (아니요) is the equivalent to "no" in a formal and polite manner. "Ani" (아니) is the informal way of saying "no".
Araso (알았어) is the equivalent to "OK", "Got it".