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Dang-geun

Of course! The original word for "of course!" is "dang-yun", and "dang-geun" usually means "carrot". However, "dang-geun" is frequently used by younger generations in Korea instead to mean "of course!". The only reason I can think of is that they both start with "dang".

Submitted June 10th, 2002 by: Anonymous

Usage Examples

A: 밥 먹었어? B: 당근!
A: Did you eat? B: Of course!
 

Comments

Good explanation^^ I think this word originated from a joke on a comedy show though. Comment by: JJ    Rated:4/5
i think i heard it on x-men when they were playing "of course" was that the right one? Comment by: lee   
"당근" means that "of course","that's right", "absolutely right","right" etc... A : have you done homework? B : of course = 당근 but, it usually uses between young friends... whereas not uses to mother,father or so much elder people compare with the other. Comment by: jimmy   
몰론 is more like of course 당근 is carrot. Comment by: janghyuk   
The literal meaning is "carrot". But "Of course" is how its commonly used and is used more as a verb. Comment by: Korean Wife   
this word came from a commercial of a vegetable juice like 10 years ago. no young people actually say this word anymore. Comment by: aaarrr   
당근 is word play. Dang yeon means "Naturally" or "Of course." 당근 = carrot. Because the 2 words sound the same, it's considered cute to say "carrot" when you mean "Naturally." Comment by: Dru   
that word means carrot but 翬 means of course, and they sound similar so kids in korea say it instead just to be funny Comment by: sup    Rated:5/5
that word means carrot but 翬 means of course, and they sound similar so kids in korea say it instead just to be funny Comment by: sup    Rated:5/5
haven't heard it used this way for a while but yes Comment by: kylee   
This word is used as "of course" in Korean dramas all the time. It does mean carrot also. Comment by: Grace   

 
 

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