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[Korean Slang] #18 헬린이(Gym newbie)

Welcome to Wikinae’s Korean Slang #18


Are you used to working out at the gym?

For those who aren’t, Koreans have coined a cute nickname 🐥


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

✔️헬린이 is a shortened word combination of the words ‘스 (Gym)’ and ‘어린이 (Child)’ which means ‘gym newbie’ or ‘beginner at the gym’.

It is usually used to refer to beginners in weight training. The opposite term is ‘헬창 (Gym rat)’.



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헬린이인데 운동 조언 좀 해 줘.

I’m a gym newbie, please give me some tips.



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0:25 — “헬린이분들이 헬스장에서 도대체 뭘 해야 될지 모르잖아요” means “Gym newbies don’t know what to do at the gym”


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