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Korean slang: ??? ??? ??

Sent on: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 12:28 PM
Greetings, all:

Paul suggested that I might want to share slang and other cultural things I learn while I'm here in South Korea.

During a wide-ranging conversation about Korean things, a colleague of mine asked if I had heard the phrase
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From the best I can understand, it describes the transition a couple goes from friends to marriage.

First, the man is her "older brother," (
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People apparently will say this kind of thing about a couple that is very close, predicting that they'll be getting married soon.

Naturally, I invite fluent bilingual speakers to correct/fill in the details about this.


"The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter���'tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning."
--Mark Twain

From: Paul <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Thu, August 19,[masked]:09:48 AM
Subject: [Korean-Waves] Korean Waves update: Concert (? ??), Nightlife (Fatback), Honey Pig ? ??, Zoo, and more

Hello, ????? (Annyong haseyo),
Welcome to the new members!  This update is for everyone....
What's Korean Waves?  Besides a new name for the group, it's based on the "Hallyu" (Korean Wave - ??) concept of Korean culture washing over the world like a wave.  Besides a name change, we have more events, an upcoming iPhone app (already developed), and more new stuff. 
We even have a Seoul "branch" office for Korean Waves, which Casey has volunteered to lead events!  If you are in Seoul, let Casey know.  We are planning a web-cast event so we can "visit" Seoul live, via webcam.
Due to a technical issue, the POW! (Party of the Week) event wasn't announced, so here it is:
  • Korean Waves Nighttime! Fatback Attacks Nightlife Event - we join the monthly Fatback party at Bohemian Caverns, which the Washingtonian has called "the highest energy dance party in DC." - This Saturday at 9pm - RSVP 

And we have some upcoming events to announce:
Learning Korean:
Korean Food:
 TaKorean, the newest Truck to Hit the Streets ( - home created Korean food sold via a truck and served in a taco!  They also pledge to donate some of their sales to charity.
Have a great week!

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