In Korean, what does “Aish!” mean?

Alright, so.

I’ve been wondering this for a while … I’m very into a Korean band, and so many times I’ve heard the expression, “Aish!” From them.

In a recent NG I saw, one of them said it and then said, “Ah, sorry, I said sh**!”

So, I apologize for the crude language, but really.

I’ve heard that it’s a sigh of exasperation, and then I’ve also heard that it is a “bad word” and is the equivalent of “sh**” in the English language.

Does anyone know for sure?

5 Answers

  • 아이씨….뭐야(common girl saying) = Oh come on, that’s not true

    if someone says

    아이씨 젠장 (Aisshi jenjahng) = crap darn

    It doesn’t really have a direct translation imo. If you use it when you’re frustrated then it is a bad word but you need the context to know whether the word makes it a bad word or not. The first case when a girl used isn’t too bad.

    If you use the F word per se, it will always be a bad word. Aisshi is a type of word where it depends on the context. Hope it helps.

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    In Korean, what does “Aish!” mean?

    Alright, so.

    I’ve been wondering this for a while … I’m very into a Korean band, and so many times I’ve heard the expression, “Aish!” From them.

    In a recent NG I saw, one of them said it and then said, “Ah, sorry, I said sh**!”

    So, I apologize for the crude…

  • AISH doesn’t mean “s*hit”.

    “shee-bahl” means s*hit. lol

    AISH is more like… “ah crap!” or.. “oh no!”

    It IS a sigh of exasperation. It’s a huge “sigh”.

    examples:

    Aish! I just missed the bus!

    Aish! I just got robbed by a 10 year old!

  • ‘Aish! This kim-chee tastes like moldy garlic bulbs!’

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