Oxford Dictionary Adds Significant Number Of Korean Words As K-Pop and K-Drama Culture widens

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In response to the expanding dissemination of culture from the Asian peninsula, the Oxford English Dictionary is adding 26 new words of Korean provenance.
Among these is hallyu, or Korean wave, a term used to characterize the growing popularity of Korean culture.
It comes as K-pop acts such as BTS and Blackpink soar to new heights on the global music charts, and as the film Parasite wins the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Squid Game, a South Korean survival drama, is now the most popular show on Netflix.
One of the new entries in the lexicon is K-drama, which describes Squid Game.
Mukbang, a livestreamed video of someone eating massive amounts of food, is also on the list of new terms.

Manhwa, a Korean take on manga, is also included in the vocabulary.
All Korean food, including banchan, bulgogi, and kimbap, is delicious.
If these additions make you happy, you can exclaim daebak, which means "wonderful" according to the Oxford English Dictionary.
Also included in the dictionary will be English language words that have taken on a new meaning in Korean society, so you can now look up PC bang, skinship, and fighting.
The most recent edition also includes a number of words from Caribbean dialects, such as bammy, pelau, jug jug, and mannish water, all of which refer to popular meals.

Publish : 2021-10-06 09:47:00

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