Do You Like to Eat Water Meat?

The Korean word for live fish is 물고기 (mul-go-gi). When you break that word down into its parts, you get "" (mul = water) and "고기" (go-gi = meat). Literally translated into English, the Korean word for "fish" is "water meat". That sounds appetizing, doesn't it?

The word for dead fish, what you'd order at a restaurant, is 생선.

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