Korean Emoticons And Their Meanings

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Happy Korean Emoticons
^^smiley eyes showing happiness
^o^smiley face (with round mouth)
^_^smiley face (with straight mouth)
^.^smiley face (with cute mouth)
^-^smiley face (with small mouth)
^ㅂ^smiley face (with open mouth)
n_nsmiley face (with big eyes)
'ㅂ'smiley face (with open mouth)
(^o^)smiley face and mouth with face outline
*(^o^)*really happy smiley face
★^^★smiley face with cheeks
^_________^big smile
★.★excited
(^_^)/holding up your hand waving and saying "hi"
*_*thrilled
d(^_^)bthumbs up
ㅇㅅㅇanimal nose smiley
•ㅅ•animal nose smiley (variation)
(•¯ ∀ ¯•)cute animal face


Sad Korean Emoticons
ㅜㅜsad eyes with tears
ㅜ.ㅜcrying face (with small mouth)
ㅜ_ㅜcrying face (with straight mouth)
ㅠㅠsad eyes with double tears
ㅠ.ㅠcrying face (with small mouth)
ㅠ_ㅠcrying face (with straight mouth)
T.Tvariation of sad eyes with tears
Y.Yvariation of sad eyes with tears
;_;small eyes with tears
!_!big eyes with tears
OTLcrouched on the ground in pain or sadness (represents a person on all fours)


Flirty Korean Emoticons
^.~wink
^3^puckered lips
♡.♡love eyes
*^.^*blushing (perhaps from a compliment)
(>^_^)> <(^_^<)hug (two people embracing each other)



Do you know other Korean emoticons? Feel free to share them :D Thanks to 90daykorean.
 

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Also, if you're ever texting someone who's Korean, they may put something that looks like this "ㅋㅋㅋ" with some of the happy emoticons. Or you might even see this on memes and stuff. It's supposed to be a laughing sound! I was really confused the first time I saw it when one of my friends texted it to me along with an emoticon!
 

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Also, if you're ever texting someone who's Korean, they may put something that looks like this "ㅋㅋㅋ" with some of the happy emoticons. Or you might even see this on memes and stuff. It's supposed to be a laughing sound! I was really confused the first time I saw it when one of my friends texted it to me along with an emoticon!
Thanks very helpful! I didn't know what this meant!
 

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Also, if you're ever texting someone who's Korean, they may put something that looks like this "ㅋㅋㅋ" with some of the happy emoticons. Or you might even see this on memes and stuff. It's supposed to be a laughing sound! I was really confused the first time I saw it when one of my friends texted it to me along with an emoticon!
they also sometimes use "ㅎㅎ" which is kinda like a chuckle i guess? "ㅋㅋㅋㅋ" is often used in reality shows as on-screen commentary when something funny is happening lol
 

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also, koreans really like to use abbreviations when texting, for example: "괜찮아" (which means "okay", "fine") can be written as "ㄱㅊ" (first letters of the first two syllabes) - this happens very often with different words

a korean emoticon i really like is OTL - it represents a person on their hands and knees with their head hung low, it can be used to express defeat, disappointment or tiredness
 
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