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Words Used In K-Pop Songs (Part 2)

Hi! Welcome or welcome back to KoreanStudyJunkie. I’m Angel and in this blog post we are going to talk about 10 words that you’ll find in K-pop songs part 2. If you haven't read part 1, you can check it here. and if you're curious about the reason why K-Pop can help you learn Korean, you can read the reason here.

1. 제발 = please

"그런 말은 하지마 제발"= don't say those words, please/ don't say that

Actually the word 말 have 2 meaning, word/phrase and horse 🐎, so if you want to understand which 말 is being talk about, you see the context.

2. 하루 = day

ex. (Just one day - BTS 0:57)

하루만 너와 내가 함께 할 수 있다면 = if we (you and me) can be together for just a day

In the example, the word 하루 is attach with 만 and that turn the meaning into just a day/ just one day (just like the title)

3. 영원히 = forever

영원히 기다릴게 이 곳에서 = (I) will wait here forever

4. 선물 = gift/ present

ex. (I Need U - BTS 3:49)

내게 마지막 선물을 줘 = please give me the last present

내게 is an abbreviation from 나에게. and 나 means I or me, and ~에게 means to or for. You can use ~에게 with other subject, such as 우리 (we), 엄마 (mom), and also with people names. You may know the words ~한테, it also means to or for. When writing ~에게 and ~한테, you need to attach the subject before the ~에게 or ~한테.

5. ~처럼 = like

선물처럼 sweet dreams and good night = like a present, sweet dreams and good night

Just like ~에게 and ~한테, When you write ~처럼, you need to attach the ~처럼 to an object or if you want to attach it to a verb, you can add ㄴ 것, to turn verb into a object like the example for the next word.

6. 미쳐 = crazy

나사 빠진 것처럼 미쳐 maniac = like a loose screw, (going) crazy maniac

As I said before, you can see the use of ~처럼 when you want to attach it to verb. In the example the verb is 빠지 다 (falls), and because its attach to 나사 (screw) that turn the meaning to "loose screw"

7. 마지막 = last

마지막 페이지를 넘기면 = if (we) leave the last page

In this sentence they the omitted the subject (we). We can know the subject immediately by knowing the context. Before the 마지막 페이지를 넘기면 line, there are these line, 우리가 만든 love scenario, 이젠 조명이 꺼지고. So for the example, the subject is we.

8. 아침 = morning

ex. (Fly - GOT7 0:19)

눈 뜨는 아침 마다 난 매일 꿈같아 = every morning I open my eyes, it feels like a dream

In this sentence there are 2 words that have the meaning "every", 매일 is closer to every day whereas 마다 means every. So 아침 마다 is every morning

9. 밤 = night

ex. (Tonight - Jin BTS 0:02)

이 밤이 지나면 = if tonight passes

Actually the word "tonight" is translated from 이 밤, and the literal translation is "this night"

10. 오늘 = today

ex. (Wine - Suran 3:05)

오늘 좀 취한 것 같아 = I think I'm a little bit drunk today

That's all for this blog post, if you have other examples for the words that I mentioned, you can leave them in the comment section below or if you have any K-Pop song that is on your on-repeat playlist that you want me to mention in the next blog post, let me know 😉

And If you like this kinda content, leave a like as well.

see you next time! 다음에 또 봐요!💕

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하루 Is also used in BTS song best of me

Apr 16, 2022
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it iss

하루 하루~~


Apr 09, 2022

When I hear the word 영원히 I always think about BTS's Young Forever. And 미쳐 will be always 4Minute's for me.💕

Apr 16, 2022
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영원히 소년이고 싶어 난~~

foreverrr we are young~

btw, thank you for sharing a new song for me (미쳐 - 4minute) 😊

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