5+ Korean Slang Phrases Taught And Explained By A Top K-Pop Idol

Wanna know what “gguel-jaem” means? You’ll have to read to find out!

Girls’ Generation member and amazingly talented soloist Tiffany Young taught Korean slang over at the Vanity Fair YouTube channel, and since we all love Korea and Tiffany, this seemed like the best way to learn some new phrases!


Well, what are we waiting for? Let’s get to learning!

1. Oh jut da

That means… It’s lit.

—Tiffany Young

Tiffany explains that “if you see something and it looks good” you would say, “oh jut da“!

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2. Jju luh

Like… damn!

—Tiffany Young

This is pretty self-explanatory. 😆

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3. Saejaelyae

Tiffany explains that this basically means “prettiest girl in the world.” So, if you’re talking to a girl who is Korean or Korean American, you can praise her by saying “saejaelyae“.

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4. Ganji

Ganji means swag.

—Tiffany Young

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5. Chi-maek

This means “chicken beer“!

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6. Ggul-jaem

Tiffany said this means “honey“. Awww!

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Want to learn more Korean slang with Tiffany? Watch the video below for more cool phrases, as well as how to properly pronounce them!

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