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[Korean Slang] #16 워라밸(Work-life balance)

Welcome to Wikinae’s Korean Slang #16


How much do you value work-life balance?

Having a healthy work-life balance will help you be more productive at work ⚖️


In today’s post, let’s find out how Koreans say “Work-life balance”!

✔️워라밸 is short for ‘이프 런스’ which is the Korean pronunciation of ‘work-life balance’.


In the 2000s, this concept impacted society, reflecting Korea’s declining birthrate and growing emphasis on quality of life.


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A: 요즘 매일 야근해서 피곤해.

I’m tired of working overtime every night lately.

B: 일도 중요하지만 워라밸도 챙겨야지.

Working is important but you need to think about your work-life balance as well.



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7:27 — “워라밸이 어떻게 지켜지는가, 그게 궁금하거든요” means “I’m just curious about how the work-life balance works”


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