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Fans love Tiffany Young’s Korean slang lessons

By Yim Hyun-su

  • Published : Nov 25, 2018 - 15:14
  • Updated : Nov 25, 2018 - 15:14

Singer Tiffany Young may have found her second calling as fans cannot get enough of her Korean slang lessons.

Young picked a host of the hottest slang expressions in South Korean vocabularies, including “ojyeotda.”

In the Vanity Fair video, the singer taught viewers the Korean equivalent of the English slang term “lit,” saying, “If you see something and it looks good and you walk in and your friend looks good, you go, ‘Ojyeot-DA.’”

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(Vanity Fair's YouTube)
Though short, the lesson seems to have left a strong impression on international fans.

“If she was my teacher I’d have 100 percent attendance,” one fan said on YouTube.

Another wrote, “I can learn Korean everyday if Tiffany would be the teacher.”

One user enjoyed her Korean slang lessons despite not knowing anything about her, writing, “I’ve no idea who she is but she’s lovely. Bubbly personality and such a sweet smile.”

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(Vanity Fair's YouTube)
During the video, the singer also explained what “saejael-ye” means and how to use it.

“That means ‘prettiest in the world.’ But it’s a shorter word and not as cringey as (the original phrase,)” the singer said.

“Let’s say a girl sent you a photo and she looks great and she happens to be Korean or Korean-American. You can be like, ‘Huh, saejael-ye,” the singer said, guaranteeing that the slang expression would prompt reactions like, “Oh, wow. You know your stuff.”

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(Vanity Fair's YouTube)
Young also taught “kkuljaem” after pointing out that the word sounded like “cool jam” in English and meant “so much fun.”

As an example, the singer recalled the movie “A Star Is Born,” which she’d recently watched and thought was “so good.”

By Yim Hyun-su (hyunsu@heraldcorp.com)