[Ask Hyojin] What Does This Mean? – “대박”

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Have you heard or used the Korean expression “대박” before? If you haven’t, it is a slang expression that means “Super cool!” or “That’s amazing.” or even “I can’t believe it.” If you already know the meanings and usages of this word, do you also know WHERE this word came from? In this episode of Hyojin, What Does This Mean, Hyojin and Hyunwoo talk about the possible origins of 대박.

Listen to other lessons in the “Hyojin, What Does This Mean” series:
1. What does 천만에요 originally mean?
2. What does 본방사수 mean?
3. Where did the word 짱 come from?

  • This website is really 대박! 감사합니다! XD

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks for studying with us! 감사합니다.

    • Mayanah Johnson

      I wanted to thank you for making this lesson available. I would also like to respectfully submit that a possible supporting theory for “big ship” (for English speakers at least) might correspond with ones “ship coming in,” which is generally similarly understood as a fortunate event.

      ~Mayanah ha Sofere

  • lee min hoo

    hi marta im lee min hoo so can we talk somtime because i have shooting in 5;00 in the afternoon okay

  • jr

    wow everyone you practice all your korean today
    and i hope you like the listening

  • gaixixon

    I think I can guess the meaning of ‘박’ in ‘대박’. But can anyone let me know if ‘박’ has any meaning as a ‘gun’ or ‘artillery’?

  • KrizNam2891

    thank you ^-^ !~ what does Assa Bbyong mean?