How Cute Korean Girls Get What They Want – 애교 (egyo)

One of the most powerful weapons Korean girls have at their disposal is their cuteness. If you ever meet a Korean girl, you might find them acting extra cute to get what they want. Find out more about this unique Korean characteristic of Korean girls.

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– 애교 (egyo) is not used by all Korean girls.
– 애교 (egyo) is usually attributed to girls, but boys do it as well.
– 애교 (egyo) is not limited to boyfriends/girlfriends but can also be used with teachers, parents, family and friends.

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  1. Even Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) knows how to use some aegyo –

    Great video as always, Keith!

  2. Danae

    Can they do egyo girls from all ages???

  3. Charlene

    I went to Korea to meet some friends and they told me about aegyo, and omg it totally works – not only on Koreans but on my own family members as well haha ^^

  4. Hey guys just found your site, love this video made me laugh so much! im from London and been living in Seoul for 5 months now and I’ve experienced 애교 on a daily basis lol :-) cant help but love korean girls for this tho! ㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  5. Bob

    Every time a girl 애교s me I want to punch her in the face.

  6. Korea Lover

    Sorry to say this, but I must admit that I’d feel stupid If I did 애교. For my money,애교 is like acting as a spoiled kid!
    Anyway, that’s what I think.

  7. Meil

    Omo…awesome,she is so good at 애교 and she has gorgeous eyes^^

  8. Paul

    I would have to buy her whatever. Not only is she gorgeous, but her egyo is pretty awesome. Irresistible.

  9. @Korea Lover yea a lot of Korean guys hate it too. but not everyone does it :)

    She definitely is an aegyo pro tho ^^

  10. Sue

    You, video makers should know what 애교 means.
    To get something? This video is so humiliating and disgusting.
    I really doubt what you are doing.

  11. Neil

    Nice One! It’s really cute to see korean girls do aegyo. I love it.

  12. It’s really cute and makes the guys feel bad for not giving up to what she wants I guess. Would have been funny to see you Keith doing it too 😛

  13. Shane

    Shes soo pretty!..and Keith!!!…. I think you kinda *blushed (I kept playing it back to confirm) when she called you “Oppa” so you can tell her “Egyo” worked! Good Job Girl!!! lolz

  14. SeoulBigChris

    Oh man. There’s a couple sitting next to me here at the sandwich shop. She’s got the 애교 act down pat, and seems to want everyone in the store to hear her. It was cute for 10 seconds. Now I wanna puke ^^

  15. Kamille

    @Sue, I’m sure if you’re familiar with korean culture you’d know what aegyo means… :) i don’t think it was created so that you could get something you want… probably some girl did a cute pose accidentally and realized she gets what she wants everytime she does that cute pose…

    although not everyone likes aegyo, a lot of people (girls, teenage girls actually) do it nowadays to get what they want. :) and it’s effective, either because the receiver is charmed by the cute aegyo (awww you’re so cute and adorable!”), or that the receiver couldn’t take it anymore (“fine, i’ll give it to you, just stop it, i wanna puke!”) they just give in to the girl’s wants… ^__^

    • j

      haha good one!

  16. Loretta

    Aww I love these videos not only because they are super informative but (sorry) I love the sound of your voice, Keith. Sorry if that sounds a bit creepy but I recognized your voice from Survival Phrases. It’s so soothing, you could probably read off a restaurant menu and I would be happy :)

  17. Brianna

    Sunny~ aegyo queen!

  18. 한국김치

    미국여자는 애교 없냐? 한 번도 못본 것 같다. 누구 아는 사람?

  19. KoreaLover

    @Keith I see. Thanks for the response!

  20. Matt

    Sunny please take my life savings :)

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  22. JM

    I dated a girl that was half korean, half irish, and she would do egyo all the time. I really did not know she was purposely doing it, but I was so powerless and gave in.

    I think the videos are amazing.

  23. Leonardo

    I’m from Montevideo,Uruguay…and we normaly dont like to let the girl pay…se we pay for all 😛

    PD:sorry for me english 😛

  24. OH~its very cute!!!aegyo! i learn a new one..and ill use this to my korean boyfriend here in philippines

  25. oppa~ but im really to say “buy me that” in korean like sunny..i always keep in listening sunny..btu i dont get it.

  26. farman

    I want to learn korean language…If any interested to teach me korean I will teach him/her the english through any voice chat.

  27. yun

    i wanna learn english speaking with talking to someone who english speaker

  28. Joseph

    Your comment…its very cute and I tell you it’s work I have a Korean friend so I told her about aegyo and how silly it is she actually didn’t say anything but after sertain time I took her out oh man and when I was less expected she showed me aegyo i even didn’t realize it I only start realize it probably next day after checking my credit I felt like I am space cadet but anyway it was cute and I guess next time in same situation I will be powerless kid what can I say power of women

  29. Your comment…00000

  30. dk

    i’m just love her expression when keith say money ^_^

  31. Kevin

    Your comment…I really like your web site. It’s so interesting.
    What other advice do you have

  32. f

    keith really likes her aeyogness. keith, just ask her out already !

  33. En

    You look like a real couple! Keith laughs a lot and is very much happy in this video ))

  34. A Different Keith

    Aegyo works a lot better when you have a cute eye-smile.

  35. ATLStud1088

    Okay do you guys even know what the word “애교” even means? I seen some comments up there like i would punch a girl if she “aegyo” me… and another guy over here saying it would work better if she had “cute-eye smile” i am just looking at all your comments and you guys really have no idea what it is you are talking about. I just wanted to drop in to say that. (I am Korean male btw)

  36. NOPE!!!!

    so just eat it you all look alike this is so dum and i like turtels

  37. NOPE!!!!

    i am not black i am mr. browen

  38. AXH

    @ATL Stud1088: Actually, I have met Korean males who say that they hate ehgyo, it’s annoying, it’s naesoong, etc. I think it’s true that not all men like ehgyo, *especially* if you’re not Asian.

  39. Selma from Algeria

    Hiiii ,

    This is sooo cute , but i can’t imagine my self do that :b
    You can find this thing in all culture , but in your country … Mybe you exagerate ^_^

    good luck for you both

  40. Rosel

    Oh golly…can male korean teenagers like my student Peter do aegyo too? Aha..that explains it! Why I can’t resist when he don’t do his homework!!! haha ^^

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  42. GIM

    From the video, Keith, I can see that you do not have a daughter, nor know a non-Korean’s daughter, if you seriously think that 애교 is a peculiarly Korean phenomenon. Although the specific gestures differ, not to mention the way the language pronunciation is modified, I have met with 애교 on both coasts of the United States, in England, and in Russia, where I have lived for over twenty years. The main, though not the exclusive, practitioners are young women in their twenty’s.

  43. GIM

    Can I make a second comment? I must have watched that video twenty times already. It is one of the best, in terms of entertainment, especially Min Song A. She is a marvelous comedienne, and Keith is a great straight man. As I have thought about it, your comments have drawn together a great deal that I have seen in Korean films and dramas for understanding. I tend to agree with those that find that 애교 calls forth negative emotions when practiced in my presence, but your video was really funny.

    I have one question. I have seen, more than once, male characters in the dramas and in film that go into what appears to me to be extremely childish behavior in difficult situations. Is this also 애교? By way of example, I may point to Kim Joo Won’s secretary/assistant in The Secret Garden. He is only one of many such characters.

  44. j

    My eyes bled !!! My ears bled !!!! LOL. LOL. Thanks Guys for making this video. hahah.

  45. holland

    So guys are attracted to women who act like little girls? Isn’t that creepy?

    As a woman I find it insulting and HATE the whiny, nasal sound of egyo. It sounds like a spoiled 6 year old. If women want more respect in this culture, one step might be to use your BRAINS and not behave like a baby.

  46. I always do this too! And my friends keeps saying “stop acting cute, you just want us to do your favor” hahaha!

  47. suzy

    Iam from korea guys do eygo too in here haha