간지난다

Literally “off the rack,” but closer to the English slang expression “off the hook.” Ganji (간지) is Jeju dialectic for hoidae (횃대), which means a coat hanger or clothes rack, and is used here to represent a person with a good sense of style as if a voguish sample on a mannequin or a clothes rack. (Ganji may also come from the Japanese word for feeling, as in to make a favorable impression.)

to look cool, fierce or snazzy; off the hook

제주도의 방언에서 유래한 것으로 생각된다. 제주도에서는 이 간지라는 단어가 ‘횃대’를 의미했다. 이 횃대는 옷걸이를 의미하는데 옷태가 잘 나거나, 옷입는 스타일에 감각이 있 는 사람을 보고 이 말을 쓴다.(또한 간지는 느낌을 의미하는 일본어로부터 유래되어졌다 고 추측되기도 한다.)

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간지난 놈

SoYoon간지난다! 오늘 어디 가?
JiYoon하하 오늘 입사면접이 있어서 신경 좀 썼어.
SoYoon잠깐만! 그 옷들 어디서 났어?
JiYoon네 침실 안 옷걸이에 걸려 있었어. 왜, 너 이거 안 입잖아?
SoYoon내 옷걸이에? 음, 그럼 나도 그 옷 입으면 간지나겠다.
JiYoon내 옷걸이에? 음, 그럼 나도 그 옷 입으면 간지나겠다.
 

Off the Hook

소윤Wow, you look ganjinanda. You going somewhere today?
지윤Ha, ha, my interview’s today so I put some effort into it.
소윤Wait a minute! Where did you get those clothes?
지윤Off the hook in your bedroom. Why? You weren’t using them.
소윤Off my hook? Well, I guess that makes me ganjinanda too. 
지윤That’s “off the hook!”

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