verb (informal 비격식)
ask for or obtain (something) without paying for it.~ (sth) (off sb) (美) 빌붙다, 빈대 붙다“He’s always mooching off his friends.”그는 늘 친구들에게 빈대를 붙는다.
a beggar or scrounger.“I don’t want to be a mooch.”거지처럼 구걸하고 다니긴 싫어.
I heard the term “language mooch” for the first time yesterday. I have both been the object of desire by people wanting to practice their English and the recipient of free language lessons from the Koreans I have found on places like Interpals and HelloTalk. If I understand correctly, the Korean term for mooch is that little bloodsucking insect the bedbug.
I will probably never be able to fully repay the kindness of Koreans who have helped me, but I do sincerely try not to be too much of a burden, always thank them, and return friendship. I also now recognize when someone is simply using me for free English lessons. I do admire anyone earnestly trying to learn.