I'm trying to understand what's being said in these three audio clips.

Clip 1 --> my english subtitles report as translation "show off". I'm trying to understand whether they mean to "make yourself visible", or "haughty" (the context makes both of them possible)

Clip 2 --> My english subtitles report "The demolition crew moved in", but I can't understand here what does "moved in" mean.

Clip 3 --> My english subtitles report "Important evidence is put by the trash bin", but I can't understand at all what does that mean.

Thanks in advance.

  • Could you provide longer audio for the first one? – Константин Ван Jan 10 at 12:23
  • There's nothing else being said near to that. The characters says it during a fight. – Baffo rasta Jan 10 at 12:24

The first one

섁똥 퍼문 씹……

Sorry, I have absolutely no idea what it means. Sounds like he's cursing in great anger, as it has quite a lot of tensed consonants for such a short speech. Could you provide longer audio?

It might not be in Korean; the accent is, though.

The second one (was the easiest to catch words)

“재개발한다고 철거 용역들이 들이닥치더라고.”

(Thinking of the moment in the past) “Labor (demolition workers) showed up all of a sudden to carry out urban renewal.”

Noun “재개발” (“재- (re-)”+“개발 (development)”) and verb “재개발하다”

Urban renewal” and “to carry out urban renewal.”

Conjugation “-ᆫ다고”

“Saying that; for reasons that.”

Noun (noun adjunct) “철거”


Noun “용역”

“Labor service” by definition, but often means “manual workers” as well.

Suffix “들”

A suffix denoting the plurals of nouns. “-s.”

Marker “이”

A subject marker.

Verb “들이닥치다”

“To arrive, come closer, especially suddenly or erratically.” Implies harshness. “To show up” would be a good translation.

Ending conjugation “-더라고”

Used when you describe something in retrospect. “What I saw/realized/felt/learned was that; seemingly.” Though I couldn't find such sense from the dictionary, this is used massively in casual conversations.

The third one

“중요한 단서는 쓰레기통의 옆에 두는 거라고.”

“An important clue is what you put at the side of a trash can.”

“You'd want to put your crucial clue next to your trash can.”

(to make it look not so)

I couldn't recognize his “중요한” as his /ng/ and /n/ sounded a bit weak. I was like, “추요한다 해서는?” “추요한 단서는?” Now that I catch it, I'm writing this.

Adjective “중요하다”

“Of great importance.”

Noun “단서”

“Clue; a piece of evidence or information used in the detection of a crime or solving of a mystery.”

Marker (copula) “는”


Noun “쓰레기통” “쓰레기 (trash)”+“통 (bin)”

“Trash can.”

Marker “의”


Noun “옆”

“Side; a position to the left or right of an object, place, or central point.”

Marker “에”

“At” or “on.”

Verb “두다”

“To put something down.”

Noun “거”

The informal or spoken variation of the word “것,” meaning a “thing.”

Ending conjugation “-라고”

Used in the “해” register (the most casual speech level), to tell one's thought or opinion with a slight emphasizing or confidence.

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    I appreciate your help, thanks! – Baffo rasta Jan 10 at 8:39

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