What are these stickers that my students have on their hands and phone cases??
Recently I realized that those stickers came as gum wrappers for Wow Gum (와우껌), and the characters were from a webtoon called Love Revolution (연애혁명).
I started reading the series, and it’s a good way to learn some Korean high schooler slangs. But many of the Korean words that they use are not the dictionary spellings, so that may get tricky for Korean learners, or it may be easier because it’s the phonetic spelling.
I wanted to first practice with a not so cute one.
Peel the sticker, paste the sticker, rub on the picture from the top, and peel away slowly~!
발했음 = I fell for you.
아잉 = the sound you make when you try to be cute?
깜놀 = 깜짝 놀랐다 = You scared me. “In shock.”
심쿵 = 심장이 쿵 = a sharp pain in my heart (???)
놉 = nope
세젤귀 = 세상에서 제일 궤여워 = You’re the cutest in the entire world.
After opening the first one, I got curious about the stickers in the second one! And later I just wanted to look at the stickers and didn’t care about the gums… I’m not much of a gum eater. It feels like this happens to a lot of snacks that comes with stickers, cards, or toys.