Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

Questions tagged [colloquial-language]

For questions about colloquial use of language - informal conversational language.

2
votes
3answers
72 views

Should I learn korean with K-POP and dramas only or I need read a book school too?

hello I am beginner in korean language and I read a book about hangul and grammatic but I do not read book about history or school and I am learning korean language with K-POP and Dramas, should I ...
3
votes
1answer
60 views

“Save the day” (like Superman)

Is anyone familiar with the English expression "save the day"? For example, if some situation looks hopeless, you might say some hero like Superman comes and saves the day. Also might be used in ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

What does “vely” means in Korean Instagram names?

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 ...
4
votes
3answers
94 views

Apart from '귀차니즘', are there any other kinds of 'isms' in Korean?

I recently learned the word '귀차니즘' - laziness - , from '귀찮다' and the English suffix '-ism'. It seems like adding '-ism' should be quite productive but I couldn't think of any other 'Konglish' words ...
4
votes
3answers
463 views

What is the difference in usage between the endings 다고 and 대?

Is there a difference in usage between the endings 대(요) and 다고(요) ? I seem to hear 다고 (and the closely related 라고) used more in spoken language, but I think there is a little more to the story...I ...
8
votes
2answers
396 views

What is the difference in speaking between the question endings 나, (으/느)냐, and (는/ㄴ)가?

I've read and been told divergent and confusing information regarding these three question ending styles. Note that I'm not asking about their neutral use in academic and other written contexts, just ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

How to say “Why not?” in Korean?

"Why not?" is a colloquial stand-alone answer in English. It can expresses An answer to a "why" question, explaining that there is no specific reason. For example, A: Why are you so nice with me ...
7
votes
2answers
882 views

Is there a female equivalent of '인마'?

koreanwikiproject states that '인마' is short for '이놈아', and is usually used towards males (which would make sense as '놈' is an impolite way of saying 'man'). Is there a female equivalent, or is there ...