Definitions

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  • proper noun A disparaging term for various varieties of Korean English having distinctive lexis, syntax and phonology.

Etymologies

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Blend of Korean and English

Examples

  • "Living in Korea and trying to understand the 'Konglish' grammar is challenging enough,"

    The Daily WTF

  • "Living in Korea and trying to understand the 'Konglish' grammar is challenging enough,"

    The Daily WTF

  • Just remember to say that in 5-year-old Konglish and you'll be totally set.

    Test entry

  • The sign on the truck says "Kim's Taco" or in Konglish, "Ghim Suh Dah Goh."

    Korean-Mexican Fusion: Korean BBQ Kalbi Tacos?

  • Knowing a microscopic amount of Korean and Konglish combined with gestures allows you to communicate a lot more than I thought it would.

    PC Bang

  • Knowing a microscopic amount of Korean and Konglish combined with gestures allows you to communicate a lot more than I thought it would.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The third song startled me with a bit of Konglish, "sexsi."

    North Korea Karaoke

  • Lots of Korean restaurants do “suh-biss,” which is the horrible Konglish Korean/English word for “service.”

    Dehn-jahng and "Suh-biss" at Sagan

  • Do these new ads of Kim Yuna's have some sort of pseudo-feminist message ... or are they just Konglish?

    The Grand Narrative

  • Anyone who speaks Japanese will note that a lot of Konglish terms are also found in Japanese.

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