The Insider's guide to KOREAN SLANG, INVECTIVE & EUPHEMISM Get 'street' with A Rat's Tail – Learn what the kids are really saying, all the Korean they will never teach you in class. Korean is rich with the dynamic linguistic expressions and freshly coined language. A Rat's Tail dives into the intricacies of modern Korean slang introducing the hip, hot, spicy and sexual, the irreverent and inspiring, the cultural, crass and comical. This is the Korean not covered in the language books, full of color and infused with philosophy. With A Rat's Tail in hand, you can impress others with your verbal acumen as you complement their fashion sense, dish out dirty words, or text up a storm, while you gain insight into the mind and culture of the Korean people. ~ Get the Straight Scoop with explanations of uncommon words and unusual usage. ~ Get the skinny on how Koreans think, speak and act. ~ Find out who's abusing you and how to talk shit back. ~ Plus, how to pick up, break up, make up, or get down and dirty. REVIEWS "This book is the bomb!" —Mr. Kim "A must read for Koreans and foreigners alike!" —Mr. Park "Shockingly fun!" —Mr. Lee "Great bathroom reading!" —another Mr. Lee ㄱ THE AMAZINGLY MUTABLE TRANSGENDER GIUK 간지난다; 갈구다; 갑이다; 강추; 강남스타일; 개기다; 개드립; 겁나게; 고고씽; 고딩(초딩, 중딩, 대딩, 직딩); 고춧가루 뿌리다; 골때린다; 골초 or 꼴초; 공주병; 구라까다; 구리다; 귀차니즘; 까리하다; 까다; 깔(따구); 꺄 or 꺅; 깝치다; 깡(다구); (확)깬다; 꺼져; 꽝이다; 꼬라지; 꼬라지 나다; 꼬붕; 꼬지다; 꼴았다; 꼴통; 꼽사리 끼다; 꿀벅지; 꼽살리다 ㄴ THE ANNOYINGLY NASAL NIUN 나발불다; 나비; 나이롱 환자; 나와바리; 낙동강 오리알; 낙하산; 낚다; 네똥 굵다; 날라리; 넨장맞을; 노가다; 노가리 까다; 눈깔이 삐었다; 눈탱이가 밤탱이 되다; 농땡이 ㄷ DIGUT'S DEPTH REVEALED 대가리; 대략난감; 대박이다; 돌아가시겠다; 돌싱; 돌직구; 돗대; 됐거든(요); 된장녀; 뒤땅까다; 뒷북치다; 따 (왕따, 은따, 전따); 따가리; 따먹다; 딱지 떼다; 땡땡이 치다; 땡잡다; 띠껍다 ㄹ RIUL'S ABSENCE IS A MYSTERY ㅁ TWO LIPS MEET TO MERGE COMPLETE 만먹다; 말리다; 말 까다; 맛이 갔다; 맞장뜨다; 몰카(지); 물이 좋다; 몽땅 ㅂ BABBLING BIUP, BUZZING FREE 바가지 긁다; 밤새 달려; 바가지 쓰다; 반사; 방콕; 배째라; 100m 미인; 볼매; 불금; 벼락치기; 불알친구; 불타는 고구마; 불어; 빈대붙다; ~빠; 빡세다; 빡돌다; 뽀대난다; 뽀록; 뽀리다; 뽕브라; 뽕빼다; 삐끼; 삥뜯다 ㅅ SLICK, SCALY AND SEPARATE OF LIP 사오정; 삽질하다; 새대가리; 시원하다; 새되다; 섹끈하다; 식후땡; 싸가지없다; 쌍수; 싸이숨 (P'sigh); 쌩까다; 쌩얼; 썰렁하다; 썸(타다) ㅇ THE YIN AND YANG OF IUNG'S LYRIC 아다; 안물; 왜 씹어?; 안습; 야리다; 양다리; 양아치; 엄창 (엠창); 일잠; 여병추; 영계; 이빠이; 입이 싸다; 잉여; 임마 ㅈ JAMMIN' TO A JIUT JINGLE 작업; 잘 나가; 쥐뿔; 쥐꼬리만큼; 지못미; 진도 어디까지나갔어?; 짝퉁; 짱이다; 짬뽕; 짭새; 쩐다; 쪽팔리다; 쭉쭉빵빵 ㅊ GET YOUR CHI CHARGED 착하다; 철판깔다; 찬밥; 출튀 ㅋ MOCKINGLY CLEAR AND COLD 컨닝하다 ㅌ TRIED AND TRUE, TIUT WITHDREW 태클걸다; 토끼다; 토나오다; 튕기다 ㅍ THE POWER OF PIUP 88만원 세대; 퍼뜩; 폭탄이다; 품절(남/녀); 피봤어 ㅎ AN END OF ALPHABET COMES 허접; 하의실종; 헐; 환장하다; 후까시 잡다; 흑역사
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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite As Much as a Rat's Tail: Korean Slang is an irreverent guide to the way young Koreans really speak. I learned Korean from a textbook. I guess that’s not a bad place to start, and if you want to learn a language you have to start somewhere. The problem was the textbooks are so formal, which in many ways mark them as a reflection of traditional Korean culture. But young people are not so traditional when their elders are not around, and they certainly do not speak to each other like the textbooks teach you to do. Korean culture is changing and evolving every day and young people are at the forefront of those changes. If you want to talk to those young people and eventually be considered a friend and an insider, then you must read this book. As Much as a Rat's Tail: Korean Slang is fun, witty, and very informative. Peter N. Liptak and Siwoo Lee take the time to explain some of the historical and cultural idiosyncrasies that are an important part of the language. They explain these in a way so that readers who do not know the language can follow. If you are studying the language, then As Much as a Rat's Tail: Korean Slang will be an invaluable addition to your studies. Especially if you are in Korea and attempting to speak to young people. I am happy to add this to my library. I will definitely read it again before I make another visit to The Land of the Morning Calm.