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[Korean Slang] #28 민증(Identification card)

Welcome to Wikinae’s Korean Slang #28


The legal age in Korea is 19 years old.

When a person reaches the age of majority, they are issued an ID card, which is used for various identification purposes 🪪


In today’s post, let’s find out how Koreans call an “identification card”!

✔️민증 is short for ‘주등록 (Identification card)’ which means ‘identification card’ or ‘resident registration card’.


주민등록증 is issued by the Korean government and contains information about the individual, such as their name, birthdate, address, and photograph. It is commonly abbreviated as 민증.



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A: 어떡해! 나 민증을 안 가져왔어!

Oh no! I didn’t bring my identification card!

B: 뭐? 여기는 민증이 없으면 술을 못 시켜!

What? You can’t order alcohol without your ID here!


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0:19 — “바로 첫 민증, 주민등록증을 만들러 갑니다!” which means “I’m going to make my first ID card, a national identification card!



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