Since becoming a fan of Korean dramas and music, a new version of the Dictionary has become available to me.
If it had an official name, it would probably be “K-ictionary – The official dictionary to the South Korean entertainment industries’ female fans”.
It took me a while to accept these new vocabulary words as some of them already had other meanings based on the original English Dictionary.
Here of some examples of words that I knew before but now have new meanings to me based on the K-ictionary:
Dictionary – A large boat or sea sailing vessel
K-ictionary – To give a co-sign (thumbs up) to two people whom you feel would make a great couple. The couple DOES NOT have to be a guy with a girl.
Example: K pop female fans will ship two male members who are very close and display tons of skin ship with each other.
2. Skin ship
Dictionary – Ummmmm. These two words are in there but not together. Y’all know what skin is and #1 was ship.
K-ictionary – To display affection or close friendship by touching, kissing, cuddling, sitting on, laying on, dancing on, blowing air on, winking at, holding hands with another person. The people displaying skin ship DO NOT have to be opposite sexes.
Example: I don’t think I have to explain this, right? Moving on….
Dictionary – Basically, this is a combination of two words, brother and romance.
K-ictionary – When two or more guys have a strong friendship and display lots of skin ship towards each other, to an outside observer, it appears as if they have romantic feelings for each other.
Example: Kim Woo Bin and Lee Jong Suk’s characters in School 2013 had an insanely intense Bro-mance that almost made all the female viewers burst into flames from all the Feels.
Dictionary – Your emotions. Usually termed as ‘feelings’.
K-ictionary – When someone (male or female) does something with or without meaning to, that effects you so strongly that in addition to making your feelings go haywire, it may also cause your brain to temporarily malfunction.
Example: “Oh my gawwwd…My feels!!!! J Hope, stop it!”
I actually dedicated a blog to J Hope under My Obsessions > J Hope…Please stop, that is purely feels based. I wish I could delete it. But my Feels won’t let me. ~_~
Dictionary – A newborn to adolescent dog. Generally very playful and super cute in this age range thus making them very hard to resist.
K-ictionary – A cute Male Lead in a drama that has exhibited any of the following, but not limited to, the behaviors listed below:
1) Had his feelings hurt by a Female Lead and is crying
2) Loves someone who doesn’t love him back so he’s lonely
3) Loves someone who loves him back but for whatever reason they can’t be together so he’s sad
4) Is jealous of another Male Lead and shows it in a angry but cute pouty lip way
5) Falls over himself to do something to please the girl he likes
Examples (K drama fan comments): “Oh puppy, don’t cry! She’ll come back to you” or “Look at the puppy smiling because she complimented him!”
These are the main words that I feel a fan of k pop and k dramas will need at the Beginners level.
Be sure to look out for my next K-ictionary post for the Intermediate fans! ^_^