When you learn to speak and write Korean, you will find a lot of words that are just made up, and cannot be found in a regular dictionary. Beeline Language Korean will look at some of these slang words and explain to you, so you would know what these words or phrases mean. Previously we have learned in our previous posting “how to say ‘You’re Beautiful’ in Korean”, but do you know what a sexy brain man in Korean is referred to as? It’s 뇌섹남 [noe seg nam] and we will teach you when and how to properly use the Korean term.
What is a Sexy Brain Man in Korean and Where Did it come from?
뇌섹남 [noe seg nyeo] literally means 뇌가 섹시한 남자 [noe-ga sexy-han -namja] and this is translated in English, as ‘a lady who has a sexy brain’. 뇌 [noe] for brain, and 남자 [namja] for man.
Well, as you could figure it out, there is no such thing as ‘sexy brain’ but this is implied that more and more Korean people are attracted towards smart people.
Sample Sentences Using 뇌섹남
난 반드시 뇌섹남이라는 말을 들을꺼야 [nan bandeushi noe-seg-nam-ee-ra-neun mal-eul deul-eul-ggeo-ya]I will make sure that I will be called noe seg nam!
저를 뇌섹남이라고 부르지 마세요. [jeo-reul noe-seg-nam ee-ra-go boo-reu-ji ma-se-yo] Please do not call me noe seg nam.
When to Avoid Using the Term 뇌섹남
Although 뇌섹남 is a common term that is used on TV, it is completely inappropriate to use that term in formal settings. Refrain from using it to co-workers because they might take it the wrong way and file a sexual harassment suit against you. Calling someone sexy brain man in Korean should always be carefully considered before being used as a compliment, as the recipient of the compliment will not perceive it that way.