How To Say 'Speak Of The Devil' In Korean
호랑이도 제 말하면 온다더니: speak of the devil
The Korean proverb “호랑이도 제 말하면 온다더니” translates directly to “Even the tiger comes when spoken about.”
It’s used in situations very similar to the English phrase “Speak of the devil” and carries the same essence.
Used when someone you were just talking about suddenly appears.
Did you hear about Muho's new girlfriend?
Yeah! I heard she's a fashion model!
(As they speak, Muho approaches…)
Ah... Speak of the devil, here comes Muho.
By understanding this Korean expression, learners can better grasp the cultural nuance and humor in Korean conversations, making interactions more engaging and relatable.