Korean Slang: As much as a Rat's Tail: Learn Korean Language and Culture through Slang, Invective and Euphemism

Korean Slang: As much as a Rat's Tail: Learn Korean Language and Culture through Slang, Invective and Euphemism

by Peter N Liptak, Siwoo Lee

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Overview

As much as a Rat's Tail: Korean slang, invective & euphemism- the "Insider's guide"

An irreverent look at Language within Culture


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 lingo on:



  • expressions so necessary they're like rice
  • a little something on the side
  • stuff to say (and do) while drinking
  • spicy language and swearing
  • something sexy to say
  • what they say in the halls, not the classroom!
  • Konglish & more


Get the Straight Scoop with explanations of uncommon words and unusual usage.

Culturally Speaking - get the skinny on how Koreans think, speak or act.

Plus how to pick up, break up, make up, or get down and dirty.

Find out who's abusing you and how to talk about someone behind their back.



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

www.badasskorean.com (go there if you dare)




Author Bios

Peter N. Liptak lives and writes in Seoul, Korea. An avid traveler and poet, Peter draws on Korea's people, language and culture as a source of inspiration, linguistic and otherwise. Keen on dialect and borrowed words in language, Peter did his MA in Korean Studies at Yonsei University.

Siwoo Lee - A young philosopher who studied international management at KyungHee University, Siwoo has taken a profound interest in the symbolism of language, combined with his fascination with foreign tongues and his sophisticated command of slang, has led him to delve into the world of A Rat's Tail.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936342501
Publisher: Exile Press
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Peter N. Liptak lives and writes in Seoul, Korea. An avid traveler and poet, Peter draws on Korea's people, language and culture as a source of inspiration, linguistic and otherwise. Keen on dialect and borrowed words in language, Peter did his MA in Korean Studies at Yonsei University.

Siwoo Lee - A young philosopher who studied international management at KyungHee University, Siwoo has taken a profound interest in the symbolism of language, combined with his fascination with foreign tongues and his sophisticated command of slang, has led him to delve into the world of A Rat's Tail.

Table of Contents

Intro

Dedication & Copyright

The Menu of Korean Slang

Cast of Characters

Disclaimer

Rat Ratings

How to use this book

How not to use this book

A Note on Transliteration

ㄱ THE AMAZINGLY MUTABLE TRANSGENDER GIUK

; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (, , , ); 가 ; ; or ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (); or ; ; (); (); ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

ㄴ THE ANNOYINGLY NASAL NIUN

; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; 가; 가 ; ; 가 ;

ㄷ DIGUT'S DEPTH REVEALED

가; ; ; 가; ; ; ; (); ; ; ; (, , ); 가; ; ; ; ;

ㄹ RIUL'S ABSENCE IS A MYSTERY

ㅁ TWO LIPS MEET TO MERGE COMPLETE

; ; ; ; ; (); ;

ㅂ BABBLING BIUP, BUZZING FREE

가 ; ; 가 ; ; ; ; 100m ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ~; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

ㅅ SLICK, SCALY AND SEPARATE OF LIP

; ; 가; ; ; ; ; 가; ; (P'sigh); ; ; ; ()

ㅇ THE YIN AND YANG OF IUNG'S LYRIC

; ; ?; ; ; ; ; (); ; ; ; ; ; ;

ㅈ JAMMIN' TO A JIUT JINGLE

; 가; ; ; ; ?; ; ; ; ; ; ;

ㅊ GET YOUR CHI CHARGED

; ; ;

ㅋ MOCKINGLY CLEAR AND COLD

ㅌ TRIED AND TRUE, TIUT WITHDREW

; ; ;

ㅍ THE POWER OF PIUP

88 ; ; ; (/);

ㅎ AN END OF ALPHABET COMES

; ; ; ; ;

Appendix

Index (Subject)

Index (The Big List of Slang)

Index (Slang Supplemental)

Culturally Speaking


List of Conversations

Customer Reviews