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[Korean Slang] #40 급찐살(Rapidly gained fat / weight)

Welcome to Wikinae’s Korean Slang #40


Starting in late September, Korea have a long holiday weekend due to 추석(Chuseok), Korea’s Thanksgiving Day.

Here’s a slang that could be useful after the holidays 🫠


In today’s post, let’s find out how Koreans call a “rapidly gained fat / weight”!

✔급찐살 is short for ‘급하게 찐 살’, which means a ‘rapidly gained fat or weight’.



This term is used a lot, especially after the holidays. Usually, during the holidays, people take time off work or school and spend time with their loved ones.


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A: 연휴 잘 보냈어?

Did you enjoy the holiday?

B: 응, 근데 너무 편하게 있었더니 급찐살 때문에 미치겠어…

Yes, but I got too comfortable and I’m going crazy because I rapidly gained too much fat (weight)


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0:00 — “여러분들도 살 찌셨죠? 급찐살, 급빠!” means “I bet you’ve gained weight too, right? Rapidly gained weight, needs rapid weight loss!”


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