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

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.


– 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.

Keith Kim is a Korean-American who has been living in Korea for almost a decade. Being in a unique position as both a Korean and a non-Korean, he's put all his experience and knowledge for surviving in Korea in Survival Korean . Read it to learn how you can survive in Korea. Follow him on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.


  1. Edward says:

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

    Great video as always, Keith!

  2. Danae says:

    Can they do egyo girls from all ages???

  3. Charlene says:

    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. Stevie says:

    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 says:

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

  6. Korea Lover says:

    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 says:

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

  8. Paul says:

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

  9. Keith says:

    @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 says:

    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 says:

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

  12. Gabriel says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

    @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… ^__^

  16. Loretta says:

    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 says:

    Sunny~ aegyo queen!

  18. 한국김치 says:

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

  19. KoreaLover says:

    @Keith I see. Thanks for the response!

  20. Matt says:

    Sunny please take my life savings 🙂

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  22. JM says:

    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 says:

    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. ashley says:

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

  25. ashley says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  28. Joseph says:

    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. dk says:

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

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