top of page

5 Korean Slangs to Use During KPOP dance Classes


I'll introduce you to 5 useful slang words that can be used in K-pop dance classes


1. 가자! [GaJa] - Meaning: LET’S GO

Use 'Gaja' in K-pop class
Use 'Gaja' in K-pop class

  • Usage: In the dynamic environment of a dance class, "Let's go" is a common phrase used to motivate and energize participants. Similarly, "가자 (GaJa)" holds the same meaning in Korean. It's an enthusiastic way to encourage your students or to pump up the energy before starting a routine. Instead of saying "Let's go," try shouting "가자!" to infuse your class with a lively, Kpop spirit. It's a simple yet effective way to create an exciting and supportive atmosphere that resonates with the passion and energy often found in K-pop culture.


2. 와! 폼 미쳤다 (Wa! Form Michutda) - Meaning: Wow! That’s sick / Wow, You nailed it.

Use 'From Michutda' in K-pop class
Use 'From Michutda' in K-pop class

  • Usage: This phrase has recently become popular as a meme in Korea and is a combination of the words "Form" and "Crazy." In Korea, "Form" is used not only to describe shape and outline but also to represent someone being in their best condition. When someone demonstrates an incredible condition in performing a task, especially dancing, this phrase is commonly used by the younger MZ generation. For example, when a student executes a dance move with exceptional skill and flair, you might exclaim, "와! 폼 미쳤다!" to acknowledge their impressive performance. It's a great way to recognize and celebrate their hard work and talent, adding an extra layer of excitement and appreciation to the class.


3.대박 [DaeBak] - Meaning: AWESOME

Use 'Daebak' in K-pop class
Use 'Daebak' in K-pop class

  • Usage: This term is widely used to express amazement or admiration, similar to how "awesome" is used in English. It's a versatile slang that can be used when someone pulls off an incredible dance move or when the class collectively achieves something impressive. In the context of a dance class, you might say "대박" after a successful rehearsal or when a student nails a difficult routine.


4. 헐 [Heol] - Meaning: OMG

Use 'Heol' in K-pop class
Use 'Heol' in K-pop class

  • Usage: "헐" is the Korean equivalent of "OMG" or "wow" and is often used to express surprise, shock, or disbelief. It's a handy slang to have in your vocabulary for those moments in class when someone surprises you with their skills, or when you witness an unexpected dance move. It adds a fun, informal touch to the interaction and can help create a relaxed, friendly atmosphere in the class.


5. 화이팅 [Hwaiting] or 파이팅 [Paiting] - Meaning: CHEER UP! / YOU CAN DO IT!

Use 'Hwaiting' in K-pop class
Use 'Hwaiting' in K-pop class

  • Usage: This is an incredibly popular term used in Korea to encourage someone or show support. It's derived from the English word "fighting" but is used more in the sense of telling someone to "hang in there" or "do your best." In a dance context, saying "화이팅" before a performance can boost morale and energy. It's also a great way to motivate students during practice, especially when tackling challenging routines.

121 views0 comments

Комментарии


bottom of page