Classic idioms may sound great in their original language, but please don’t try translating them into Korean as a pickup line.
A screenshot from Tinder is going viral on Reddit, showing an American failing hard at picking up one Korean girl. The guy uses a classic line, “What’s cookin’, good lookin’?” but attempts to translate it into Korean with what appears to be Google Translate.
The result is definitely not what the guy was looking for:
We recommend trying this line in the future instead: “길 좀 알려 주시겠어요? 당신 마음으로 가는 길이요…”