추리닝/츄리닝 – Konglish Words #12

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When we go out, we wear something good-looking, but we don't in our houses. We wear something comfortable at home. In Korea, many people wear 추리닝 in their houses.

Some of you might have wondered what 추리닝 is. It came from the word, training. Every athlete trains hard to win the game. Because of that, what they wear is called 트레이닝복 or 운동복. 트레이닝 became 추리닝 and 복 which came from the word, 의복, clothing, is eliminated from the word. That's how 트레이닝복 became a 추리닝.

It is also written like 츄리닝 with 유 not 우, but only 추리닝 is written in dictionary and it recommends to use 연습복 or 운동복.

추리닝-related words are 추리닝을 입다(wearing a sportswear), 추리닝 추천(recommending a sportswear), 단체 추리닝(the sportswear of an organization like school or organization), etc.

Examples

낡은 추리닝을 입고 있어도 예쁘네.
She's pretty even if she wears shabby sportswear.

집에서는 편하게 추리닝 정도만 입고 있을 줄 알았는데, 아니었네.
I first thought that you wear something like sportswear, but it was not.

드라마 속 주인공이 입는 추리닝 판매가 늘었다.
The sales of the sportswear the main character wears in a TV series increased.