This page will be dedicated to pictures of amazing signs and creative uses of English that constitute Konglish (Korean/English). I’m trying to get them all in before I become immune to the novelty of it all. As an ESL teacher in Korea, I find that even my own English is changing a little to be a bit slower, more basic, and taking on a cadence similar to that of my co-teachers for easier communication. Pictures soon to come…Enjoy!
One of the things that annoyed me so much when I first came to Korea was the use of the expression, “Take a rest.” Now, I’ve never heard a native English speaker say this so I think it’s safe to say that it qualifies as ‘Konglish’. This expression is even taught in textbooks here! The sad thing is that after living here over a year I catch myself saying this to other people. Nooooo!
Seen in Seoul
Around Gwanghwamun and Insadong I found a few gems:
Hmm…wonder what this place is…
Actually, they sell hot dogs. I haven’t seen any bugs so I’m not sure what that’s about…
Any guesses on what they sell?