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이과 망했으면



eegwa manghatsumyeon

Definition (meaning)

  • If you make a joke and then someone who majored in natural science or engineering responds as very seriously, scientific and complicated way, you can say '이과 망했으면'.
  • This sentence is usually used to mock very serious person who majors in natural science or engineering and has no sense of humor.
  • Literally, 이과 망했으면 means 'I want that natural science will be destroyed.'.
  • this idiom is usually used on the internet.

Definition by other languages

  • 당신이 농담삼아 어떤 말을 했을때, 자연과학 또는 공학을 전공한 상대방이 매우 심각하고 진지하게 과학적 설명을 할때 하는 말이다. (korean)

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

level 1 : You can say this word freely without any trouble


  • A: 시는 유리와 같아요. 햇빛이 비치면 보는 방향에 따라 다르게 빛나죠. (the poem is like the grass. because it shines variously as the direction of sunshine.
  • B: 난반사인건가? (I know that. it's diffused reflection theory.)
  • A: 이과 망했으면..(I want that natural science will be destroyed)



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