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[Korean Slang] #26 중꺾마(Never give up)

Welcome to Wikinae’s Korean Slang #26


Do you have a saying that keeps you going when you feel like giving up?🔥


In today’s post, let’s find out how Koreans say “Never give up”!

✔️중꺾마 is short for ‘요한 것은 이지 않는 음’ which means ‘what matters is an unbreakable will’. It is used to send the message ‘never give up’.


This phrase derived from an interview video of ‘Deft (Kim Hyuk-kyu)’, a professional gamer. After his participation in League of Legends 2022 World Championship, it was used as a title of the video based on a his message of ‘not giving up’.


Although it began its use in e-sports, it can be applied to various situations in daily life. 


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A: 대한민국 16강 진출했다는 뉴스 봤어?

Did you see the news that Korea made it to the round of 16?

B: 내가 뭐라고 했어, 중꺾마(중요한 것은 꺾이지 않는 마음)!

I told you, never give up(what matters is an unbreakable will)!


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0:05 — “중요한 건 꺾이지 않는 마음, 일명 ‘중꺾마’” means “What matters is an unbreakable will, so called ‘중꺾마’”


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