Your Monthly Konglish: 3/2016

1). Apples…

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Maybe work on the wording… strange looking but sweet tasting apples? (And actually, they looked like… apples)

2). Men’s facial products

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Not sure if they were going for the plural of “man” but then decided to add in the possessive apostrophe?

3). Not sure what an emotional wine bar is?

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Is the wine bar emotional (and what does that mean?) or do you go to the wine bar if you’re feeling emotional?

4). This happens a lot in Asia, where the adjective goes in the wrong spot…

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Big wine sale, or wine: big sale

5). “The Powerful combination of full fruity flavor and casy drinking style”- I knew right away it wasn’t a foreign wine. And I was right- the label on the back was only in Korean (domestic). To be fair, “c” and “e” do look very similar.

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Korean wine pretending to be French

6). The most ubiquitous phrase on Korean posters: “Grand Open.” Alex says if they actually wrote “grand opening,” no one would understand.

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Grand open(ing)

7). Not sure what “malling in culture” means?

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Lotte World Mall’s slogan is “Malling in Culture”

8). “Tollet” paper. To be fair, “i” and “l” do look very similar.

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“Tollet” toilet paper

 

 

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2 responses to “Your Monthly Konglish: 3/2016”

  1. Harmonie says :

    Listening to “Purple Rain” gives me all kinds of emotions, so I totally get the “emotional wine bar.”

    Also the first ingredient listed on the wine bottle is wine. Can you really say that the wine is made of wine? As if a twinkie box label stated its ingredients are twinkies?

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