4

Not strictly about Korean language but about language habits of Korean people:

I noticed that many Korean Instagram accounts, mostly from girls, contains "vely". What does it mean?

My guess is that it stands for "lovely", but then: why using a shortened version? Where does this tendency originated from?

Here are a few examples (from public Instagrams): vividvely, _velybyeon, and vely.mom

1
  • I'm living in the US now, so I'm not sure how widespread the term "-블리" is, but during the last presidential election supporters of the progressive candidate 심상정 gave her a nickname of 심블리 (from 심 + 러블리). So it might be a semi-popular pattern these days.
    – jick
    Jun 9, 2017 at 22:25

1 Answer 1

6

Your guess is correct.

That's "lovely" which korean speaking "러블리".

And, some word before 러블리 like "유미(yumi)+러블리(lovely)" is going to be shorten "윰블리(yum+vely)".

So, I think, vely is Konglish.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.