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Film critic Darcy Paquet considers ‘oppa’ the most difficult Korean word to translate ~ Netizen Buzz



Article: ‘Parasite’ translator Darcy Paquet “The Korean word most difficult to translate is ‘oppa'”

Source: Newsen via Nate

1. [+1,179, -20] “Korean has much more swear words than English, which is a problem (laugh)” ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Koreans have the best swears

2. [+773, -59] There are a lot of different nuances to oppa as well ‘oppang~” (when you need something), oppa (neutral), oppa!!!! (when you’re mad)

3. [+719, -9] Korean has more swears than English…. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

4. [+53, -1] It really is hard to interpret what just ‘oppa’ means since it can mean so many different things like whether he’s your blood brother, an oppa you’re in a some with, a church oppa, an oppa you’re dating… ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

5. [+25, -1] You can really count American swears on one hand… usually asking about your mother or the “beach”, etc

6. [+23, -2] Korean’s an amazing language. You can use the same word to express so many different things. It’s also a good expression of Korean sentiment.

7. [+15, -1] Oppa is a magical word

8. [+10, -1] Korean’s a difficult language to translate… a lot of different connotative meanings and combinations… Hoorah to Korean~

9. [+5, -14] The easiest way is probably just to replace oppa with the person’s name
– That’s how Netflix does it

10. [+3, -0] It is confusing since people call their husband their oppa, their older brother their oppa, a senior their oppa…


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