Korean 101 with Girls' Generation! #2 (Aegyo)

Learn Korean with Girls Generation

안녕하세요! Annyeong haseyo!

How is your Korean?  With our love for our idols and the Korean Pop culture, many fans have also started learning the Korean language but if you still haven't, maybe it's time to give it a try?

That's what this new feature post is all about and to make it more fun, Girls' Generation will be joining us along the way.

Korean 101 with Girls' Generation! #2
AEGYO / 애교

Our topic for today is Aegyo.  What is Aegyo?  It is a way of acting cute, it can be a gesture, a wink or even actions or moves that goes viral like the Gwiyomi Player or the Confession Song.  You'll see them all in our next clip.

As you have witnessed in this short video compilation, there are different reactions to Aegyo, some makes you smile, some makes you cringe, and there are also some aegyo or cuteness that calls for a punch as popularized by Sunny before.

Now, let's learn how to ask an idol/someone to show their aegyo.  You can use this phrase during V Live broadcasts or even during fan signing events when the opportunity comes.

Korean: 애교 보여주세요
Hangul: aegyo boyeojuseyo
Translation: Please show us your Aegyo

In the beginning of  this sentence you can add the name of the person you are talking too, or you can also use Noona or Oppa.

Note: Boys and Girls call older girls Noona,
Girls call older guys Oppa while Boys call older guys Hyung.

Now that you know what this phrase means, better be ready when someone tells you aegyo boyeojuseyo because it's your turn to show your charm! 😉

Five Random Vocabulary Words

친구 (chingu)  -  friend
남자 친구 (namja chingu) - boyfriend 
여자 친구 (yeoja chingu) - girlfriend
집 (jip) - house
시간 (sigan) - time