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What does 쫌 mean?

I saw the following sticker in one of the shops: I tried looking it up on Naver Dict but there were no results (just 2 example sentences). So what does 쫌 mean? If possible, example sentences in which ...
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What does 엄칭히 mean?

I am watching the film 용순 (Yongsoon), set in 충청도. I have come across a believed adverb 엄칭히 twice in the film. Caveat: my listening comprehension is beginner's level, so I am using the native korean ...
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How well-known is the term 리즈 시절 (“Leeds season”)?

This BBC article defines the Korean understanding of this as: You refer to someone’s ‘Leeds season’ as the point in their life where things peaked, before going downhill. I can find other ...
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What does 불 나방 mean?

I was watching a variety show and A called B a 불 나방 and this description was used when they were teasing B about being a chicken or scaredy cat because he didn't want to participate in a bet. ...
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What is the meaning of 쥐쥐?

A friend send me this text: 그러면 그 뒤로 갈까요? 아니면 오늘은 쥐쥐?ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ What is the meaning of 쥐쥐 here and how is the expression derived? I assume it means to cancel?
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What is the background of the expression “쩐다!”?

Today I learned about the expression "쩐다!" as a more colorful way of expressing "좋다!" What exactly is the background of this word and how is it different from saying "좋다!"?
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Is 스시녀 a derogatory word?

I know many male netizens in South Korea call Korean girls 김치녀 in a derogatory context, in websites such as on Ilbe. I also know they call Japanese girls 스시녀 to contrast it. But is 스시녀 also ...
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Where does the expression “XX line” come from among K-Pop fans?

In social media many K-Pop fans write "XX line" in their bio to mean the year they were born (e.g. "93 line" if the person was born in 1993). However, where does this expression come from and who is ...