Korean emoticons have meanings far and wide. And knowing these Korean emoticons will let you know if your Korean friends are happy, surprised, or just trying to be cute! Reciprocate your feelings using this list of Korean emoticons.
Note: there are many Korean emoticons and interpretations differ. This list of Korean emoticons has been compiled with the help of a Korean college student.
|^o^ | ^-^||Happy face (two raised eyes/eyebrows)||^^ is the easiest and most common form|
|ㅜㅜ | ㅠㅠ | ㅠㅡㅠ||Sad/Crying face (vertical lines are tears)||ㅠ or ㅜ also works|
|^^; | ^-^;||Sweat running down a face||Nervousness, apprehension, timidness (with a smile)|
|>//<||Shyness, Bashfulness||Guy: You’re pretty
|=_=||Sleepiness||Also used when uninterested
in what the other person says
|-_- | ㅡㅡ||Serious face||Used when feelings are hurt (often jokingly)
Also used to express disbelief.
|>_< | >ㅁ< | >3<||Cute face||When trying to act cute = 애교 (egyo)*|
|+_+ | ㅇ_ㅇ||Surprise||ㅇ_ㅇ requires Korean keyboard|
|~_~||Boredom or “wtf” in emoticon form||“wtf” = 어이없다 (eoieopta)*|
|★.★||Excitement||For stars, Yahoo Answers says press:
Alt + 9733 (number pad)
|♥.♥ | ♡.♡||Love||For hearts, this site says press:
Alt + 3 (number pad)
|ㅎ_ㅎ | ㅋ_ㅋ||Cute Face||Requires Korean keyboard|
애교 (egyo) – the act of turning on the charm (in a cute manner)
어이없다 (eoieopta) – phrase used for absurd situations or requests (akin to “wtf”)
For more Korean emoticons, check out this list of emoticons, or try taking this Korean emoticon quiz!
Oh, interesting! We use some similar emoticons here in Brazil, but some of them don’t have the exact same meaning.
I really like to know about things like that. They’re a part of the “young culture” (?) Or maybe I’m just too into Korean stuff XD
( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
what emoji name did u use?
Very nice!!! xD
Pleeease someone know how to do this ” ^ ” in the korean keyboard??
Sorry for my English 😀
youre so very bolshet
I think it’s Shift 6.
생각어요 Shift 6.
Interesting that the cute face emoticon (>.<) is used to mean that you're angry or mad in Hungary… 🙂
I used it when i was fussy or when I didnt like something 😀
I am hungarian too btw ^^
Your comment…very interesting… @[email protected]
Hey 엄마!! ^ㅁ^ I like your @[email protected] hahaha
This square smile reminds me of BTS ‘V’ ^ㅁ^ hey ya! I’m from India…ㅎ_ㅎ
hello there ^.~
Anyone know what this one ^^* means?
Kamsamnida author-nim ^3^
Pleeeease use hangul when talking in korean. It seriously gets on a lot of people’s nerves and I don’t want you to get yelled at for it.
Thank you child.
anyone know this sign ~! means?
my language keyboard is not working
What is the meaning for @[email protected] and @[email protected];;; ?
Its a wide-eyed expression. or as some people call it, its the “wtf” expression. usually used when you’re weirded out, or shocked by something~
what is with ^ ^* this mean?? is it same with ^ ^ ??
ARA, “~!” is just a cute way of writing “!” The ~ is also used to emphasize a word like so~ bored 아주~ 심심해요, But it’s usually just used the first way ^^
Louis, *^^* is usually a blush or just showing that you’re really pleased.
uhmm..I think @[email protected] has different meanings. I know some use it to express having “wide eyes” or “big cute eyes” and others use it for confusion (like swirly eyes of confusion), which is what I use it for.
but mostly, I personally use ” .-. ? ” as a cute way to express confusion or just ” .-. ” when I’m being silly. Hope I helped! ^o^
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how about this ._. face?
Your comment…what does this mean 배ㅔㅗㅎㅌ
This is areally good post ^o^
We Koreans do have other ‘faces’, but they contain the unicode characters which are hard to do on a western keyboard :c
Also, just throwing one out:
It’s kindof like an ‘ORLY’ face~
I have a korean friend and she uses ㅎ what it means?
That’s just a laugh, kind of like “haha”
I’m going to show this to my American friend, she always uses American emoticons even wen talking to Koreans and they don’t understand, she doesn’t speak Korean but this would help a little.
Hello Keith. I have a Korean friend who recently used this ^&. Can you tell me what it means? Thank you.
Sweet post! ^_^ I normally use these emoticons daily
I think it means ‘ampersand’ although I’m not quite sure.