[Ask Hyojin] Korean Sound Effects

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If you are a fan of Korean comic books or TV shows, you might have seen various sound effects appearing on the screen or pages. In this episode of Ask Hyojin, Terris and Ben joined Hyojin to explain some common sound effects in Korean. Enjoy the video and see how many of them you already know!

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[Ask Hyojin] Korean Sound Effects
  • Carl

    Nom nom nom I think is an online jargon… typically used by gamers if they are beating their opponents (Eating their enemies). I think.

    • Henry

      Nope. Being an experienced gamer (lol and sc2) i can tell you that that’s not what we use (we use rather more colorful language if you know what I mean ahahah) Nom nom nom is just an example of onomatopoeia that is very popular all around the world. On social media, it’s very common to see nom nom nom in reference to eating anything really. 🙂

  • Tobi

    Great lesson, thank you^^

    Could you make an explanation lesson about colors in Korean? Sometimes there are so many words for the same color which makes it hard to figure out when to use which word. E.g. black = 검정색, 검은색, 까만색 !? Also blue and green are quite confusing XD

  • Ben Sorrell

    In english we do say boohoo for crying.

  • Rossella

    At first I was like “We don’t have any sound effects in my language” (wich is italian btw) but after watching the video I noticed that some are actually the same just written differently.
    “nyam nyam”, “eung-ae eung-ae”, “tta-reu-reung” and “du-geun du-geun” we write them as “gnam gnam”, “uee uee”, “drin” and “tutum tutum” but the pronunciation and usage is almost exactly the same.

  • Renee

    I think nom nom comes from cookie monster…

    • nom, nom… hehe it sounds too cute to monster.

  • black guy sucks balls

    that black guy is so faggy and talks shit about america and people in real life. saw him picking a fight with a girl on a street. what a faggot.

    • black guy sucks balls

      knew i seen his faggot ass somewhere. should stay in korea, he fits in better there because he can’t fit in the usa. he just there for some korean dick. he almost got his ass whooped by people on the street for what he did, lol. acts like he is cool, but real just like those jap nerds who are obsessed with japan and have nothing better to do than fantasize about being korean.

    • Ben Takaki

      …get out. This is a website for those seeking knowledge in language and culture. Both of which you are highly lacking.. among other things.