Who taught: Julie and Ari
I forgot when exactly Julie, Ari and I talked about this expression, brat, but I do remember that it was related with children.
Do you have children? Well I do not. If you do, then I really hope this expression has nothing to do with you.
Sometimes, some children do something we really do not like such as crying and yelling to get what they want. Even worse, they would never stop till they get what they want. I know….That is really annoying, right? Arghhh…
I have seen those kids in shopping malls or grocery stores, etc. So hard to control. What a troublesome! Don’t get me wrong. I know I am in no position to talk about kids but it is not pleasant for me to see those kids, to be honest.
So, what is one word to describe them? It is “brat.” Some people say, “army brat,” because some kids whose parents are in the Army may develop that kind of obnoxious behaviors. That would be just a prejudice but I want to tell you that it is what people think and say.
Another interesting thing is that brat also means “apron.” What is the connection between apron and a bad child? I have no idea. Do you?
Also, there is an article about how to find out whether your child is a brat or not. Check this out! Hope yours is not.
In Korea, there is an expression, “날라리(Nal-La-Ri).” This means those kids who do not study really hard and do those things people ask not to do. I wonder whether “brat” is the word that I can use to describe those kids, Nal-La-Ri. It does not feel like it.
Can you help me, my American friends, to find the proper word for it? I am curious.