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공돌이 (공순이)

Noun

Pronunciation

gongdolee (gongsoonee)

Definition (meaning)

1. a staff who assembles products in the factory

e.g. 공장에서 일하는 공돌이랑 결혼을 할 생각이냐?

2. a person who has majored in or studies engineering

e.g. 기계공학과에는 여자가 없고 공돌이들만 득실득실하다.

  • This word has negative meaning and feeling. In korean society, engineering guys are not respected as much as their importance by people, engineering field is very popular in many other countries though. Because Korea is basically based on Confucianism ideology and Confucianism decided the job ranking as “public officers - farmers - engineers - merchants(it's called as 사농공상)” This word shows this issue very well.
  • 공돌이(gongdolee) is male and 공순이(gongsoonee) is female.

Definition in other languages (含义 / significado / परिभाषा / 意味 / Bedeutung / définition / 뜻)

  • 공장에서 일하는 생산직 근무자 또는 공학을 전공한 사람을 부정적으로 일컫는 말.
  • 대한민국에서는 일반적으로 공학분야의 인력들이 그 중요성에 비해 존중받지 못하는데, 이 단어는 이런 경향을 잘 보여준다.
  • 공돌이는 남성을 공순이는 여성을 가르키는 단어이다.(korean)

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