Are there euphemisms in Korean?

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G!KE

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Arabic
Hi everyone!

I want to know if the Korean language has euphemisms or not? If yes, can you please provide me with some examples (the original words, pronunciation and their translation in English)?


Thank you!
 
  • malgeul91

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    Korean
    Korean, as well as many other languages, has plenty of euphemisms.

    For example:
    죽다jukda(to die) becomes 돌아가다doragada(to return), 가다gada(to go), 떠나다tteonada(to leave), 잠들다jamdeulda(to sleep), etc.
    똥ddong(excrement) becomes 큰 거keun geo(big one) and 오줌ojum(urine) becomes 작은 거jageun geo(small one).
    똥 누다ddong nuda(to poop) becomes 볼 일 보다bol il boda(to handle a job) or 화장실 가다hwajangsil gada(to go to bathroom).
    화장실hwajangsil(bathroom) itself is a euphemism for 변소byeonso(toilet).
    성매매soengmaemae(prostitution) becomes 매춘maechun(selling/buying youth).
     

    cherine

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    Arabic (Egypt).
    Hi G!ke,

    This question is too broad for the forum: there are euphemisms in all languages, and providing examples will create a multi-topic thread. I'll have to close this thread. Please make sure to follow the forum rules to avoid closing or deleting any of your posts.

    Thanks,
    Cherine
    Moderator
     
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