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헬조선 (헬조센)



hellchosun (hellchosen)

Definition (meaning)

  • South Korea like hell.
  • There are many suffering living in Korea, such like unemployment, extremely competition, unfair social system, etc. This word shows these issues.
  • this word was one of the most popular buzzwords in 2015.

Definition by other languages

  • 지옥같은 대한민국. / 높은 실업율, 극심한 경쟁등으로 살기 어려워진 세태를 풍자하는 단어이다. / 이 단어는 2015년 한국에서 가장 인기있었던 유행어중 하나이다.(korean)

First Known Use

Since 2015

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

level 2 : Allowed in public conversation and address, not rude but some less intelligent.


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