Wanna make the heart of your special someone race? It’s easy! Learn these Korean flirting phrases!
Every Korean drama fan dreamed of having a k-drama-like love life or romantic scenes. Who wouldn’t want to find love in South Korea, right? From sweet Korean love phrases down to romantic dates, everyone would want to experience that, and it will all begin with flirting.
Flirting in South Korea isn’t like the kind of flirting you see in Westerns. Flirting in Korean culture is pretty much like what you see in Korean dramas. They use romantic, sweet, and cute phrases to touch the heart of the person they like. Aside from romantic phrases, they also flirt by acting cute, called aegyo (애교).
If you’re planning to start your love life in South Korea, learning Korean will greatly help. So, this blog will teach about different Korean words and phrases related to flirting. Yes, flirting might be easy for you in your native language, but doing it in a foreign language is different. By learning Korean flirting words, you won’t just learn how to win the hearts of your special someone; you will also learn how to communicate with respect and act properly in front of them. So, let us not further the wait!
How To Say The Word Flirt In The Korean Language?
The Korean word for “flirt” is 바람둥이 (baramdungi). This is the right word when you wanna use it as a noun. On the other hand, 추파를 던지다 (chupareul deonjida) is the Korean word that you can use for the verb “flirting”.
Now that you have learned how to say “flirt” and “flirting” in the Korean language, let us now learn different Korean phrases used in flirting.
K-Drama Flirty Phrases
라면 먹고 갈래? (Ra-myeon meok-go gal-lae?)
English Translation: Do you want to come over for ramen?
This one is the Korean version of the expression “Netflix and Chill”. This Korean expression is translated as “Do you want to come over for ramen?”. It is first used in the 2001 film “One Fine Spring Day”. Since then, the expression’s popularity has skyrocketed, and it has been used in other successful Korean dramas like “Crash Landing on You” and “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim.”
나비 보러 갈래? (Na-bi bo-reo gal-lae?)
English Translation: Do you wanna see butterflies?
The meaning of this line from “Nevertheless” is “Do you wanna see butterflies?“. It is the same as “Do you want to come over for ramen?” The main character, Na-bi, meets Park Jae-Eon at a bar right after a bad breakup. When Na-bi sees that he has a butterfly tattoo, which is also the meaning of her name, she is attracted to him. Then, Jae-Eon invites her to his place by asking if she wants to “see the butterfly.”
달리 어떻게 뜨지? (Dal-li eo-tteo-ke tteu-ji?)
English Translation: How else should I look at you?
Another romantic line from K-drama that you can use in flirting is 달리 어떻게 뜨지? (Dal-li eo-tteo-ke tteu-ji?) which means “Why do you look at me like that?” “How else should I look at you?”. This conversation between King Lee Gon and Inspector Jeong Tae-Eul is from the 2020 Korean drama The King: Eternal Monarch. Jeong Tae-Eul can’t believe what she’s hearing when “King” Lee Gon talks about his rule over the Kingdom of Corea. She thinks he is crazy and stares at him in shock, leading to this conversation.
넌 내 사람이야. 넌 내 거야.” (Non nae saramiya non nae goya)
English Translation: You’re my person. You belong to me.
This phrase is one of the most iconic lines from the K-drama “Scarlet Heart: Goryeo,” which means, “You’re my person. You belong to me.” Does it also make you re-live the pain and anguish from the drama? I bet it does!
당신은 그 짝사랑을 빨리 끝내야 해요. (Dangsineun geu jjakssarangeul ppalri kkeunnaeya haeyo)
English Translation: You need to hurry and end that one-sided love.
This phrase means, “You need to hurry and end that one-sided love.” This line could warm the heart of even the coldest person. When Ahn Min Hyuk told Do Bong Soon, he loved her; he told her that she needed to get over her crush so he could love her right away.
혹시 메시 좋아하세요? (Hok-shi Messi joh-a-ha-se-yo?)
English Translation: Do you like Messi?
Wanna make the guy you’re like drawn to you easily? Then use the phrase “혹시 메시 좋아하세요?,” which means, “Do you like Messi?”. This advice comes from Nan-Hee, a character in the drama “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo,” who counsels her pals to discuss sports, particularly soccer and football, with their crushes. You should immediately inquire about your crush’s favourite athlete since, according to Nan-Hee, men are drawn to women who share their hobbies.
More K-Drama Flirty Phrases
Common Korean Flirting Phrases
For a country with a conservative culture, South Korea has a really unique way of flirting. What’s amazing in this culture is that they can express their feelings towards another without physical touches. Just romantic Korean phrases or Korean love phrases. Here are different ways to flirt in Korean.
Meeting And Dating
Nothing feels more pressuring than the first date or first meeting. You’ll have to make a good impression so that you’ll capture their heart easily. So, here are some Korean flirting words that are being said during the first meeting and first date.
핸드폰 번호가 뭐예요? (Haendeupon beonhoga mwoyeyo?)
English Translation: What is your phone number?
The first one is, of course, getting the phone number. Remember the scene in the K-drama Goblin (Guardian: The Lonely and Great God) where Sunny asked for Grim Reaper’s phone number? Yes, it’s not always the man who asks for the number. It can also be the other way around. This is where almost everything starts – by exchanging numbers. Most people nowadays spend time texting, chatting, or calling each other by phone before meeting personally.
카톡해요? (Katokaeyo?) (Casual Way)
English Translation: Do you use KakaoTalk?
KakaoTalk is a mobile messaging app for smartphones. When you’re in South Korea, it’s impossible that you won’t hear of this. They use this to send messages, photos, and videos and call each other. If you want to learn more, there’s a separate blog perfect for you.
The sentence “카톡해요? (Katokaeyo?)” is a casual way of saying it. You should only use this when talking to someone the same age as you. But, if you want a more formal one, you can say “카카오톡 하세요? [Formal] ( Kakaotok haseyo?)”.
주말에 시간 있어요? (Jumaree sigan isseoyo?)
English Translation: Are you free this weekend?
Asking “주말에 시간 있어요? (Jumaree sigan isseoyo?)” or “Are you free this weekend?” is another way of flirting with someone. It simply implies that you are asking someone out during the weekend. Remember the scene in Reply 1988 where Taek asked Deok-sun out for a movie? That’s a very subtle but sweet way of flirting with someone.
언제 우리 같이 저녁 먹을까요? – (Eonje uri gachi jeonyeok meogeulkkayo?)
English Translation: Shall we get dinner together sometime?
Inviting someone over dinner is also a way of flirting. Meeting for dinner is perfect for a romantic date. Just look at the K-drama “Business Proposal”. This is where Shin Ha-ri and Kang Tae Moo met for the first time during their blind date.
잠깐 산책할까요? (Jamkkan sanchaekalkkayo?)
English Translation: Shall we go for a short walk?
Who would’ve forgotten one of the most iconic scenes in the K-drama “Itaewon Class” where Yi-seo invited Sae-ro-yi in for a walk, even how busy his schedule is? Well, asking someone for a walk is a simple yet romantic to do with your special someone. So, if you want to use that in flirting with someone, you can say, “잠깐 산책할까요? (Jamkkan sanchaekalkkayo?)”.
우리 데이트 할까요? (Uri deiteu halkkayo?)
English Translation: Shall we go on a date together?
One of the best feelings when you’re in love, is being asked or asking someone for a date, just like the romantic scene in the K-drama “Fight for my Way”, where Dong-man and Ae-ra kissed for the first time, and Dong-man asked Ae-ra to start dating each other. In these kinds of situations, you can say, “우리 데이트 할까요? (Uri deiteu halkkayo?)”
언제 다시 볼까요? (Eonje dasi bolkkayo?)
English Translation: When shall we meet again?
Can’t get enough of your first date? Well, asking, “When shall we meet again?” is a way of saying that you still want to see that person again. It’s a subtle but really heart-racing way to flirt with someone.
영화 보러 갈래? (Yeonghwa boreo gallae? )
English Translation: Do you want to watch a film?
One of the most common ways to flirt with someone is by inviting them to watch a movie. Whether in a movie house or in your own house, it’s a very intimate move to tell a person who is not your close friend or family.
Ending your day right is a really important thing to remember when you want to have a romantic relationship with someone. So, part of flirting is making sure that you let the other person feel that you think of them before you sleep.
오늘 저녁 즐거웠어요. (Oneul jeonyeok jeulgeowosseoyo.)
English Translation: I enjoyed tonight.
Who wouldn’t feel romantic during night dates? Well, K-drama fans surely have a fair share of night dates from K-dramas like Na Hee-do and Baek Yi-jin in “Twenty Five- Twenty One”. Letting the other person know that you enjoyed the time you spent together is also a subtle way of flirting. It will definitely increase the chance of spending more time together.
You can also say 즐거운 저녁이었어요 (jeulgeoun jeonyeogieosseoyo), which means “That was a great evening.”
집까지 태워다 줄게요. ( Jipkkaji taewoda julgeyo. )
English Translation: I will take you to your house.
Remember when Sa Hye-jun, from “Record of Youth”, walked An Jeong-ha to her house and Jeong-ha also walked Hye-jun outside? Well, I don’t know about you, but when someone volunteered to walk you to your house, it gave me the idea that the person really cares for me.
전화 할게요. (Jeonhwa halgeyo.)
English Translation: I will call you.
Saying “전화 할게요. (Jeonhwa halgeyo.) ” or “I will call you.” never disappoints. Knowing that someone will make his/her way to connect with you is a way of flirting. Remember the scene in Goblin between the Grim Reaper and Sunny? Admit it; they are really cute!
Flirting isn’t just about romantic phrases. Complimenting someone is a way of appreciating the other person. Who wouldn’t want to hear nice things about them, right? So, here are the compliments that you can use when you’re flirting.
잘 생겼어요! (Jal saenggyeosseoyo!)
English Translation: You are handsome!
You can use this to compliment a man. Well, in Korea, there are lots of handsome celebrities that make girls around the world go wild. So, complimenting a man on his looks is a real deal.
English Translation: You are pretty!
Of course, you can compliment girls too. As you all know, South Korea has strict beauty standards, and idols and celebrities are icons of beauty both in South Korea and worldwide. So, letting the girl feel that she’s beautiful is a really nice way of flirting with them.
정말 친절하네요! (Jeongmal chinjeolhaneyo!)
English Translation: You are so sweet!
After complimenting their looks, make sure to compliment their personality, also. Yes, many people nowadays value personality more than looks. In Korea, it’s easy to achieve a perfectly beautiful face, but a good heart comes from within.
Affectionate Korean Love Phrases
When everything goes deeper, you’re going to be needing more than just compliments. You’ll also need to throw some affectionate phrases that will make your heart skip a beat. Here are some of them:
|보고 싶어||Bogo sipeo||I miss you||
|좋아해||Joahae||I like you||
|만나고 싶어||Mannago sipeo||I want to see you||
|미소가 정말 그리워||Misoga jeongmal geuriwo||I miss your smile||
|많이 좋아해||Mani joahae||I like you a lot||
|사랑해||Saranghae||I love you||
|많이 사랑해||Mani saranghae||I love you a lot||
|나도 사랑해||Nado saranghae||I love you too||
|안아 줘!||Ana jwo!||Give me a hug!||
|안아주고 싶어||Anajugo sipeo||I want to hug you||
|뽀뽀하고 싶어||Ppoppohago sipeo||I want to kiss you||
|너랑 더 오래 같이 있고 싶어||Neorang deo orae gachi itgo sipeo||I would like to spend more time with you||
Romantic Korean Phrases
Here are some romantic Korean love phrases. Romantic and cute Korean phrases will also help you level up your romance when you’re flirting with someone. If you wanna have your K-drama-like love story, make sure that you learn some of these. There is also a separate blog about romantic Korean phrases that you can read.
Common Korean Love Words
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