Texting with Koreans? Try these emoticons and short forms… ^o^

Koreans (especially those young ones) like to communicate with each other through texting using their mobile phones. While I was studying Korean in Seoul,  written communications with friends, teachers and classmates were mainly through texting using KakaoTalk.   In South Korea, other messaging applications like What’sApp and Line are not as popular as KakaoTalk.

Korean style emoticons and short forms of phrases are made up of symbols and Korean alphabets.  Below are those commonly found in Korean texting: Continue reading