Gayspeak: Lover (애인)

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For Gayspeak today, I’m going to introduce a word used throughout Korea, but pertinent to my life at the moment. 

남자 친구 (nam-ja ching-gu) 
That’s right. Looks like TKQ is seeing someone. He’s hot, nice, smart, motivated, fun, etc. So, yeah, starting yesterday 남친 있어요. If you want to be a little more indirect about your relationship status you can use 애인. 
애인 (ae-in)
I sometimes use this word with co-workers. It is equivalent to the English ‘lover’, but more commonly used. 애인 생겼다! (I’ve got a lover!) I love gender-neutral terms for your significant other. 
Oh, and I don’t want to cut out all you ladies that love ladies or straight men that read this blog! 여자친구 있어요? (Do you have a girlfriend?) 

For Gayspeak today, I’m going to introduce a word used throughout Korea, but pertinent to my life at the moment. 

남자 친구 (nam-ja ching-gu) 
That’s right. Looks like TKQ is seeing someone. He’s hot, nice, smart, motivated, fun, etc. So, yeah, starting yesterday 남친 있어요. If you want to be a little more indirect about your relationship status you can use 애인. 
애인 (ae-in)
I sometimes use this word with co-workers. It is equivalent to the English ‘lover’, but more commonly used. 애인 생겼다! (I’ve got a lover!) I love gender-neutral terms for your significant other. 
Oh, and I don’t want to cut out all you ladies that love ladies or straight men that read this blog! 여자친구 있어요? (Do you have a girlfriend?) 


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