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[Korean Slang] #15 불금(FriYay)

Welcome to Wikinae’s Korean Slang #15


What are your plans for this Friday?

On Friday nights, Koreans would usually go out for a drink or catch up with their loved ones 🔥


In today’s post, let’s find out how Koreans say “FriYay”!

✔️불금 is short for ‘타는 요일’ which means ‘FriYay’ or ‘T.G.I.F. (Thank God It’s Friday)’.


The literal translation is ‘hot/burning Friday’.


In the early 2000s, Korea introduced a five-day work week, making Fridays a symbolic day for workers and students as they could enjoy weekends off.


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A: 오늘 불금이니까 맥주나 한잔 하자!

It’s FridayYay, let’s grab a beer tonight!

B: 좋아!

I’d love to!



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“오늘 불금인데 어디 가세요?” means “It’s FriYay, are you going anywhere?”


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