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Due to the internet and with the help of social media, a lot of general western emoticons are commonly used, for example :), :(, ;) and so on. This section will focus on emoticons that either originated in Korea (or Asia) or that require Korean characters to make. A lot of Korean emoticons are vertical in nature, instead of horizontal like
  
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==Face construction==
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*Eyes. There are many characters that can be used as eyes, but here are a few common examples:
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**^^ - Happy eyes
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**ㅡㅡ, -- - shut eyes
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**ㅇㅇ, OO - open eyes
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**>< - squinting (frustrated) eyes
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*Nose. Noses aren't commonly added, but here are a few examples:
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**ㅅ (animal like nose, think of a dog or cat)
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*Mouth. There are many characters that can be used as eyes, but here are a few common examples:
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** _ closed mouth
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** 0 - big open mouth
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==Emoticons==
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{| class="wikitable" border="1"
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|-
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! Emoticon(s)
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! Meaning
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! Variations
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|-
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|*_____*
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| A stale face; used to express disappointment, boredom, or to indicate something was lame or unfunny.
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|-
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| ^^
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| Happy face (cheerful eyes).
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*^_^
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*^.^
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*^0^ - ?
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*^ㅁ^ - ?
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*^ㅂ^ - ?
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* *^^* - blushing
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|-
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| ^_~
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| A winking face. The typical ;) is also used and is more common.
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|-
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| ㅡ_ㅡ
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| Speechless or not amused Used when someone says something stupid, offensive, or annoying. Sometimes it's like saying "are you serious?"
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| -_-
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|-
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| ㅜㅜ / ㅠㅠ
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| Tears
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| Some people just put one character instead of two:
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* ㅜ
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* ㅠ
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Multiple tears means more sadness:
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*ㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜ
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*ㅠㅠㅠㅠ
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|-
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| ;
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| The semicolon is supposed to represent sweat and used to indicate embarrassment, awkwardness or disappointment.
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*^^;;, 말도 안 되는 소리 하지 마;;; (Don't talk non-sense)
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*^^;
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The more semicolons, the more the person feels embarrassed.
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*^^;;;;
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|-
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| Confusion
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|-
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| •ㅅ•
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| ㅅ is supposed to be like an animal nose (think dog or cat) and makes it more cute. Meaning: ?
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*ㅇㅅㅇ
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*ㅎㅅㅎ
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|-
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|~.~
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| I'm not sure (모르겠음)
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|?,?
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|Huh? What the .. ? (오잉?)
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|!_!
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|Ah-ha! (아하!)
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|-
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| +_+
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| ?
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|-
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| -ㅅ-a
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| Scratching one's head.
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|-
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| 'ㅅ'b
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| Thumbs up, where b is the hand.
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|-
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| ㅗ
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| The middle finger, flipping someone off.
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*'ㅅ'ㅗ
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The more ㅗ you see, the angry the person is:
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* ㅗㅗㅗㅗㅗ
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| OTL
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| Shape of a person fallen on the floor in representation of a failure or mistake. Another variation is orz<br>
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i.e., "I forgot my homework OTL" (O - head, T - torso and arms, L - legs)
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|요TL is someone in a similar position as someone throwing up
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|-
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| ▶◀
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|  Used for when someone died (represents black ribbon used in funeral).
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|-
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| ㅋ.ㅋ
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| ?
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|-
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| ㅎ.ㅎ
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| ?
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| ㅃ.ㅃ
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| ?
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Revision as of 03:57, 13 December 2012

Due to the internet and with the help of social media, a lot of general western emoticons are commonly used, for example :), :(, ;) and so on. This section will focus on emoticons that either originated in Korea (or Asia) or that require Korean characters to make. A lot of Korean emoticons are vertical in nature, instead of horizontal like

Face construction

  • Eyes. There are many characters that can be used as eyes, but here are a few common examples:
    • ^^ - Happy eyes
    • ㅡㅡ, -- - shut eyes
    • ㅇㅇ, OO - open eyes
    • >< - squinting (frustrated) eyes
  • Nose. Noses aren't commonly added, but here are a few examples:
    • ㅅ (animal like nose, think of a dog or cat)
  • Mouth. There are many characters that can be used as eyes, but here are a few common examples:
    • _ closed mouth
    • .
    • 0 - big open mouth


Emoticons

Emoticon(s) Meaning Variations
*_____* A stale face; used to express disappointment, boredom, or to indicate something was lame or unfunny.
^^ Happy face (cheerful eyes).
  • ^_^
  • ^.^
  • ^0^ - ?
  • ^ㅁ^ - ?
  • ^ㅂ^ - ?
  • *^^* - blushing
^_~ A winking face. The typical ;) is also used and is more common.
ㅡ_ㅡ Speechless or not amused Used when someone says something stupid, offensive, or annoying. Sometimes it's like saying "are you serious?" -_-
ㅜㅜ / ㅠㅠ Tears Some people just put one character instead of two:

Multiple tears means more sadness:

  • ㅜㅜㅜㅜㅜ
  • ㅠㅠㅠㅠ
 ; The semicolon is supposed to represent sweat and used to indicate embarrassment, awkwardness or disappointment.
  • ^^;;, 말도 안 되는 소리 하지 마;;; (Don't talk non-sense)
  • ^^;

The more semicolons, the more the person feels embarrassed.

  • ^^;;;;
@[email protected] Confusion
•ㅅ• ㅅ is supposed to be like an animal nose (think dog or cat) and makes it more cute. Meaning: ?
  • ㅇㅅㅇ
  • ㅎㅅㅎ
~.~ I'm not sure (모르겠음)
?,? Huh? What the .. ? (오잉?)
!_! Ah-ha! (아하!)
+_+  ?
-ㅅ-a Scratching one's head.
'ㅅ'b Thumbs up, where b is the hand.
The middle finger, flipping someone off.
  • 'ㅅ'ㅗ

The more ㅗ you see, the angry the person is:

  • ㅗㅗㅗㅗㅗ
OTL Shape of a person fallen on the floor in representation of a failure or mistake. Another variation is orz

i.e., "I forgot my homework OTL" (O - head, T - torso and arms, L - legs)

요TL is someone in a similar position as someone throwing up
▶◀ Used for when someone died (represents black ribbon used in funeral).
ㅋ.ㅋ  ?
ㅎ.ㅎ  ?
ㅃ.ㅃ  ?