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Jennifer
What does '샤라락' mean?

Here is the sentence it's used in: "내마음속은 이미 샤라락"

Thank you for your help!

Jul 21, 2016 7:06 PM
Comments · 4

샤라락 is not a real word.

But it can be used as a mimetic word which expresses an action or status when a thing moves/goes/changes quite quickly.

For instance,

꽃잎이 샤라락 떨어졌다. (A petal fell down slowly)

 

And in this context,

I think it is used to express feelings of love or shyness something like that.

  

July 22, 2016

Oh sorry Lol

 

Uhm Let's say this then.

샤라락 could be used when you want to talk about movement of some light things such as thin curtain, petal, a piece of paper, etc.

I think the speed doesn't really matter.


July 29, 2016
OK, got it, thank you for being so helpful ^^
August 7, 2016

Thank you Layla for the response! (Sorry it took a while to reply though ^^;;;)

I am slightly confused though - you said it refers to something changing "quickly", but then the example uses "slowly". Also, if one draws out the word like "샤라락", they're basically just drawing out the sound, right? Like, "swooooosh"?

I just want to be sure I have the general idea down since a Korean IG I follow (dahee.bab2) has been using it a lot lately (always followed by a tornado and a shooting star emoji). It seems to have become her favorite word haha ^^

July 29, 2016
Jennifer
Language Skills
English, Korean
Learning Language
Korean