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|English to Korean translations [PRO]|
Slang / "dragon"
|English term or phrase: Korean slang and idioms|
|Hello. How do you say "dragon" in the context of a "brave hardy male"? Please let me know. Thank you.|
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|korean slang and idioms |
In the context of a brave hardy male' the word 'dragon' can be translated in Korean as '용'. Externally, '용' is a mythical creature normally depicted as a gigantic and powerful serpent type of reptile with magical qualities. Internally, however, '용' symbolizes both positive and negative meanings: (1) Positively speaking, '용' is often believed to be rulers of rain and water. Thus, people with the agricultural background used to worship '용' especially, in the East-Asia. Also, '용' is known to be the guardians of pearls. This is why we often see red or blue balls drawn in the paintings of '용'; & (2)Negatively speaking, '용' used was often symbolic of sexual intercourse apostasy and treachery, but also of anger and envy, and eventually symbolized great calamity, especially in the Medieval period. '용' also used be the Biblical interpretation of the Devil being associated with the serpent who tempted Adam and Eve, thus gave a snake-like dragon connotations of evil.
Considering these two interpretation differences the word 'dragon' in the context of a 'brave hardy male' must be '용' which carries the positive meaning - good luck, strong guardian, mighty warrior, trust-worthy protector and etc.
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