Vocabulary [Vocabulary] 찬물을 끼얹다 By vancewong - February 4, 2017 0 2206 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp 찬물을 끼얹다 (chan-mu-reul ggi-eon-da) – pour cold water on/throw a wet blanket/discourage The definition is pretty straightforward but let’s break it down so that it makes more literal sense, at least. 찬물 = cold water (찬 means cold and 물 means water) 끼얹다 = to pour (something) 찬물을 끼얹다 can be translated to be “throw a wet blanket” too. To pour cold water or to throw a wet blanket means to be pessimistic about something or to be a spoilt sport. Basically being the one to reject an idea or say no when everyone else is agreeable. Example: 엄마가 빨리 자라고 해서 파티에 좀 찬물을 끼얹었어. My Mum told us to quickly go to bed so it was a wet blanket/she poured cold water on us.