Language Learning: 10 Korean Crime-Fighting Words to Know!


Now that spring is finally here, it also seems like summer is just around the corner. For many people — college students in particular — this month is the start of a type of “crunch time.”  It’s the time to start getting on the job-hunting grind in hopes of landing an awesome position.

But whether you’re a new grad or are just looking for a summer gig or a career change, for us drama fans, an easy way to find some inspiration for the perfect career is right in front of us — in our favorite shows!

We have to admit, our favorite drama characters seem to have some pretty incredible, envy-worthy occupations, which is why this month’s Language-Learning focus is awesome jobs — and the unique words and phrases that are associated with them.

Today, we are focusing on the always exciting, never predictable world of crime fighting! Sound like a pro by learning some new lingo from some of our new favorite K-dramas below!

Missing Noir M — Investigator



In this Viki-exclusive new drama series, Gil Soo Hyun (played by Kim Kang Woo) is a brilliant former FBI agent who returns to Korea to head up the country’s Special Missing Persons Unit.

                         체포 (chae po) — arrest
                         도주하다 (do joo ha da) — flee

The Girl Who Sees Smells — Police Officer


Choi Moo Gak (played by Park Yoochun) currently works at a local patrol station in this Viki-exclusive new series, but he really wants a position at the First Division so that he can catch the culprit who killed his younger sister.

                         강력계 형사 (gang ryuk gae hyung sa) — Violent Crimes Detective
                         수사 (soo sa) — investigation
                         붙잡히다 (boot jab hee da) — to be caught
                         절도 (jeol do) — theft

Falling for Innocence — Detective


Detective Ma Dong Wook (played by Jin Goo) is the fiancé of Soon Jung (played by Kim So Yeon). To help Soon Jung out, Dong Wook investigates a recent incident involving a product at her company, Hermia, and looks into the Gold Partners, an investment firm that may have motives in becoming Hermia’s largest bondholder.

                         범인 (bum een) — culprit
                         경찰서 (kyung chal seo) — police station
                         체벌 (chae beol) — punishment
                         유치장 (yoo chi jang) — lockup

What’s your favorite crime-fighting word? Let us know in the comments!

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