My vocabulary expands on a need-to-know level. Ever since our son joined us, I’ve been learning Korean baby vocabulary.  Most of it is onomatopia, words that sound like the thing itself, so it’s easy to remember.

milk/food = mama/맘마, nyam-nyam/냠냠  (slurping, eating sounds)

burp = kkuk/꺽,커억 (exit sound)

pee = shui/쉬 이 (exit sound)

poop = unga/응가 (pushing sounds)

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Unga/응가  to a baby. Ddong/똥 for regular people. Daebyun/대변 to a doctor.

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