Word of the day: 멘붕 ~ mental collapse

멘붕 ~ mental breakdown (literally “mental collapse”)

This is another colloquial word that is not in the dictionary and comes from two words:

멘탈 ~ mental
붕괴 ~ collapse

Examples of when it is used:
Most of you have probably seen the desperate kind of messages people will post on facebook before exams. They fall into the category 멘붕.

In a SNSD song, one of the girls sings about having a 멘붕 because her boyfriend wants to see her without make-up (…well… Anyway).

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4 thoughts on “Word of the day: 멘붕 ~ mental collapse

  1. alodia

    Wow! Thank you!!!! Really!!! ㅎㅎㅎ My crush often use this word on his posts and it’s not in Naver English dictionary. Too lazy to google it because I was just stalking anyway. ㅋㅋㅋ

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