안돼 is a Korean phrase which, like most of my Korean, I picked up from my students. Whenever we’d play a game (aka Timah Teacher’s sneaky way to get them to practice this week’s English key expressions), this phrase was shouted fiftyleven times. In most cases, it was used to mean something like “No way!” Adding 요 at the end of the phrase makes it polite – as when a younger person speaks to an elder.
Anyway, I miss Korean kids and their knack for ovary-hurting cuteness. So, I got my fix by watching this video of a hilarious little girl. Watch her shenanigans as her Mom tries to teach her important life lessons. “안돼요!!”
Disclaimer: I’m not an expert in Hangul, so feel free to correct me if I’m wrong here.