Hello hello to my readers!
I’m back with another Korean words list for you guys, and this one is helpful for those who are interested in Korean products, but aren’t very sure about what its key point is. I gathered some commonly used words, and I added a little spice to it by listing down the words that are repetitive! So, the next time you’re shopping for Korean products and you happen to see these words, you’ll then be knowledgeable as to what its main point is 😀
Let’s get started!
1. 촉촉 [chok-chok]
The most common one of all! Chok chok means moist. So if you see this on a product, it would be it would give you a moisturized look since it has a moisturization aspect. This word can also mean plump. Plump in a way that your skin would look healthy.
2. 탱탱 [taeng-taeng]
This means “firming”. This is most commonly seen in skincare products like creams or face masks. Having this aspect means that the product… Like what the description implies, aims to firm up the skin for a sleek look.
3. 촘촘 [chom-chom]
I forgot in which product I saw this from, but I remember it being from The Saem lol This means tight or well structured. For the face, it means it can make the pores tighter. While another example could be for the hair, like tight or well-structured curls 🙂
4. 매끌매끌 [mae ggeul-mae ggeul]
This is derived from the word 매끄럽다 which means silky smooth. I see this a lot on gel products whose aims are to give your skin a smooth finish.
5. 초롱초롱 [chorong-chorong]
This one means bright or shiny. If you see this, it means the product can add a sparkle to your look. In another case, I saw this on a makeup eraser, and the way they used this word is that the product can erase mistakes so you can regain your sparkling eyes 🙂
6. 반짝반짝 [banjjak-banjjak]
Very much like the previous one. This one literally means sparkling. Usually seen in makeup, this means that the product would provide a pop of sparkly finish onto where you’d put it.
7. 흔들흔들 [heundeul-heundeul]
An informal word for “shake”. With the increasing amount of bottled gas products today, this word is very much seen everywhere. Bottle products are becoming pretty popular lately, and they’re all using this term because you literally have to shake the bottle before actually dispensing and using the product. Like for The Face Shop’s Bottled Cooling Sunscreen, the promotion and packaging has this word to imply that an interesting key point of the product is that you have to shake it.
And that’s it for today 🙂 I hope you guys learned something new, and I do hope that these become helpful someday 🙂 Leave a comment down below if something is confusing you or if you just want more posts like this in the future 🙂