The Bomb

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ICC leeyunseo
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The Bomb

Post by ICC leeyunseo » Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:06 pm

If someone say that ‘You are The Bomb’ to you, how do you feel? The answer can be different depends on what you are. It is all about the language difference between Korean and English. For example, if your friend set you up with someone on a blind date and you did not like the person because he/she was homely looking, ugly and even terrible. You would say in korea “ He/she is 폭탄 (=the bomb).” But it actually means “He/She is very nice and excellent in English. If you lack the understanding of the culture embedded that language, so you understand and interpret differently, the communication which is the ultimate goal of learning language can be far off. Therefore you have to find and learn the differences in order not to mistake.

Clara Park
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Re: The Bomb

Post by Clara Park » Wed Oct 19, 2011 2:48 pm

The Bomb is no more English expressions than king car or queen car is.
However, If English is a global language, do the natives need to accept those our common expressions as English ?

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Re: The Bomb

Post by happynum1 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:16 am

Really? The bomb has that kind of meaning? I've never heard about that. I've thought about that meaning broken English. It's very interesting.

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