ㅋㅋㅋ

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KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Onomatopoeic. Compare e.g. Portuguese kkk and Japanese けけけ (kekeke).

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?keukeukeu
Revised Romanization (translit.)?keukeukeu
McCune–Reischauer?k'ŭk'ŭk'ŭ
Yale Romanization?khu.khu.khu

InterjectionEdit

ㅋㅋㅋ (kkk)

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) haha, lol (non-dismissive)
    Synonym: ㅎㅎ (hh)

Usage notesEdit

  • ㅋㅋㅋ has a somewhat more blunt tone than ㅎㅎ.
  • ㅎㅎ is more likely to be included "just for the sake of it" or to make the tone more friendly, whereas ㅋㅋㅋ is more likely to represent actual laughter.
  • A single is usually dismissive.
  • The more is repeated (e.g. ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ), the more likely it is to represent actual laughter rather than simply being added for the sake of it.

Related termsEdit

  • (k) (dismissive)

DescendantsEdit

  • English: kek