Learning K-Pop culture & K-Pop Slang in 1-minute: 핑거 프린세스 Korean trendy buzzword episode 4

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Welcome back to your Learning K-Pop slang classroom!

In the episode 4, we have the Korean slang text, “핑거 프린세스”, which is commonly used in Korean online community websites.

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“Finger princess”. Does this expression have positive meanings in it? When will Korean people use this funny Korean slang text?

Let’s start from watching the video clip!

Just like the video mentioned, “finger princess” means a person who does not try to search information or knowledge from the Internet at all and asks others to get help. It is a recent K-Pop slang that is widely used in daily conversation in Korea.

– 핑거 프린세스 (finger princess) = women
– 핑거 프린스 (finger prince) = men
– 핑프족 (finger tribes) = group of finger prince and princess

Example 1 : How to use finger princes ?

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Situation: While shopping with friends…

A : Shall we go shopping for C Brand cosmetics that we saw together in the department store last time? (우리 저번에 백화점에서 같이 봤던 C 브랜드 화장품 쇼핑 갈까 ?)
B : Isn’t department store too expensive ? I have no money at all. (백화점은 너무 비싸지 않아 ? 나 돈 없어.)
A : How about D Brand’s product which is similar to C Brand’s? (아 그럼 C브랜드랑 비슷한 D로드샵 화장품은 어때 ?)
B : If I use D Brand cosmetics, then my skin becomes very sensitive… (D 로드샵 제품은 피부 예민해지는데…)

(A turns on her mobile phone.)
(A가 핸드폰을 꺼낸다.)

A : I will look for C Brand products, will you look for D Brand products? (내가 C브랜드 찾아볼테니까, 너가 D브랜드 정보 좀 찾아볼래 ?)
B : Should we be so bothered…? (번거롭게 뭘 그렇게까지…)
A : Never mind you “finger princess”! I will just go and buy myself. (이 “핑거 프린세스” 야! 그냥 나 혼자 사러 다녀올게.)

 Meaning : Finger + princess
A woman who is not even trying to search for information on the Internet

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Situation : When you have been criticized at office…

A : Our director has blamed me so hardly in today’s meeting. (선배 저 오늘 회의에서 팀장님한테 엄청 혼났지 뭐에요.)
B : Why ? You should have search things before you ask him. You just asked him right ? He hates “finger prince” so much. (왜 그랬어. 질문하기 전에 검색 좀 하고 여쭤보지. 또 그냥 물어봤지 ? 팀장님께서 “핑거 프린스” 짓을 얼마나 싫어하시는데 !)
A: I am so sorry. I should check in details before I attend meeting next time. (네 죄송해요. 다음부터는 꼼꼼하게 알아보고 회의에 참석해야겠어요.)

 Meaning : Finger + prince
A man who does not want to search information by himself

Example 3 : How to use finger tribes ?

기 전에 검색 좀 하고 여쭤보지. 또 그냥 물어봤지 ? 팀장님께서 “핑거 프린스” 짓을 얼마나 싫어하시는데 !)

A: I am so sorry. I should check in details before I attend meeting next time. (네 죄송해요. 다음부터는 꼼꼼하게 알아보고 회의에 참석해야겠어요.)

 Meaning : Finger + prince
A man who does not want to search information by himself

Example 3 : How to use finger tribes ?

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Situation : When planning for a trip to Korea

A : Guys ! How about a trip to Korea in this summer ? (얘들아 ! 이번 여름에 다 같이 한국 여행 어때 ?)
B : Sounds good ! Where should we go this time ? (좋아 ! 우리 이번엔 어디 가는게 좋을까 ?)
C : Um… I am not sure… Let’s search on the Internet ! A can look for places to go and B can look for places to stay ! I will be in charge of budget. (음… 잘 모르겠는데… 한번 인터넷에 검색해서 찾아보자 ! 여행 장소는 A가, 숙박은 B가 맡아줘 ! 내가 예산을 짤게 !)

A : OK. Where can we find it though ? (좋아. 인터넷 어디에 검색하면 되는데 ?)
B : Yeah where ? (맞아, 어디에 검색해 ?)

C : You can search either Google or Naver. (△글이나 네2버에 검색하면 추천이 많을거야 !)

A : Should I search either on Google or Naver ? (△글, 네2버 둘 중 어디에 검색하면 나오는데 ?)
B : Where are recommeded posts ? (추천은 어디에 있어 ?)
C : You guys should access into those websites and ask me later. (일단 직접 사이트에 들어가보고 검색 해 보고 물어봐.)
A, B : What should we type to search ? (뭐라고 검색하면 되는데 ?)
C : You guys are all “ finger tribes”! (이 “핑프족”들아!)

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 Meaning : Finger + tribes
A group of people who are not willing to search for information on the Internet

Today we learned about a Korean slang text “finger princess” who is very lazy and does not even move her finger.

Let’s start from having a conversation with your friends by using those K-Pop slangs.

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