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왠열 (웬열)




Definition (meaning)

  1. Really? I'm surprised.
  2. what's going on? I'm surprised.
  3. what's wrong with you? I'm surprised.
  • You can use this word to express surprising or ridiculous feeling.
  • It's old-fashioned and barely used these days.
  • a similar word is
  • This word was used in 응답하라 1988(Korean TV Series by tvN in 2015). Many young Koreans start to use this word again since this TV show was aired.

Definition by other languages

왠일?, 왠일이야?. 놀라움이나 황당함을 표현하는 단어이다. / 1980~90년대 일부 쓰였던 단어로, 현재는 잘 쓰이지 않는다. 비슷한 단어로 이 있다./ 2015년 방영된 TV드라마 응답하라 1988에서 본 단어가 사용되었다. 이에 많은 젊은 한국인들이 본 단어를 다시 사용하기 시작했다. (korean)

Taboo level (Level 1~5, Higher is more disapproved)

level 2


  • 니가 여기 오다니 왠열? (Why did you come here? 왠열?)
  • 왠열? 왜 그렇게 울고 있어? (왠열? why are you crying?)




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