Korean | Phrases - Personal | SMS and Web

SMS and Web - Short Codes

AIUI (as I understand it)
내가 이해하기론
Used after explaining something from your point of view
ASL (age, sex, location?)
나이, 성별, 지역이 어떻게 되세요?
Used when instant messaging to find out a person's age, gender and location
ATM (at the moment)
Used to mean right now
BBL (be back later)
Used when you need to leave an instant message conversation for a while
BCNU (be seeing you)
다음에 봐
Used when saying goodbye
BION (believe it or not)
믿든지 말든지
Used after mentioning something that is surprising
BRB (be right back)
잠깐만 어디좀
Used when you need to leave an instant message conversation for a while
BYOB (bring your own beer)
자기가 마실 술은 자기가 갖고 오세요
Used on party invites to let people know they should bring their own alcohol
CU (see you)
다음에 봐요.
Used when saying goodbye
CUL (see you later)
나중에 봐요.
Used when saying goodbye
DIKU (do I know you?)
Used when you don't recognise the person who has messaged you
EOM (end of message)
메세지 끝
Used as an automated response when a conversation or SMS message ends
FYI (for your information)
알아두라고 하는 말이에요.
Used when telling someone something that is specific to them or when interjecting upon a preconceived idea someone has
G2G (got to go)
갑자기 어디를 가야해요.
Used when something suddenly comes up and you have to leave the computer
IMO (in my opinion)
제 생각이에요.
Used when giving a personal opinion
IMHO (in my humble opinion)
제 누추한 의견이지만,
Used when giving a personal opinion
IOU (I owe you)
제가 빚진게 있네요.
Used when someone does something for you and you want to let them know that you owe them a favour
J/K (just kidding)
그냥 농담이에요.
Used after making a joke, which is ambiguous whether or not it is serious
L8R (later)
Used when saying goodbye or when you are not currently free to do something but will do it later on
LOL (laughing out loud)
ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ(크게 웃었어요)
Used as a reaction when you find something funny
MYOB (mind your own business)
신경쓰지 마세요.
Used when you want to keep something private
NRN (not right now)
지금 말구요.
Used when you are not free to do something right away
RFD (request for discussion)
얘기하고 싶은게 있어요.
Used when you want to talk to someone about something
TB (text back)
답장 하세요.
Used at the end of an SMS when you want a reply
TBH (to be honest)
솔직히 말하면,
Used to explain or clarify your personal opinion on a subject
TIA (thanks in advance)
미리 감사드려요.
Used when thanking someone before they have helped you
THX (thanks)
Used when thanking someone
TTYL (talk to you later)
나중에 이야기 해요.
Used when saying goodbye
4U (for you)
당신에게 드립니다.
Used when sending something to a particular person