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Kpop Teaches Korean Too | 2PM “Promise (I’ll Be)” [Word of the Day]

안녕하세요!

Alright, so this song right now is really new and gaining a lot of attention. For starters, everyone is excited to see 2PM but they have a very classic, mature sound with this song. It took me about 3 or 4 songs before deciding on this sooooooooooo let’s get started!

We’re only looking at the first verse for this song so you won’t see the hook or chorus here. However, you can still use the same methods for the hook and chorus.

시계만 쳐다보고 있어
기다리기가 너무 힘들어
1분 1초가 너무 길어
I need you right now

sigyeman chyeodabogo isseo
gidarigiga neomu himdeureo
ilbun ilchoga neomu gireo
I need you right now

1) 시계만 쳐다보고 있어 (sigyeman chyeodabogo isseo)

  • 시계만 (sigyeman) | “clock” and “only”
    • This is a duo meaning because -만 is a particle that means, “only” and 시계 (sigye) means “clock” or “timepiece”
  • 있어 (isseo) | comes from the verb 있다 meaning, “to be”.
    • This verb is typically conjugated to take on the meaning of “have”, “am”, etc.

Unfamiliar word:

  • 쳐다보고 (chyeodabogo) | “to look; to glance; to stare”

Okay, we won’t focus so much on grammar today. I just added the little bits of information above for background. So based on what we went over Sunday, let’s go ahead and put this sentence together

“I’m staring only at the clock”


2) 기다리기가 너무 힘들어 (gidarigiga neomu himdeureo)

  • 기다리기가 (gidarigiga) | “wait”
  • 너무 (neomu) | “too”

Unfamiliar word:

  • 힘들어 (himdeureo) | from the verb 힘들다 ‎(himdeulda) meaning “to be difficult” or “to be hard”

“Too hard to wait” or “It’s too hard to wait”


3) 1분 1초가 너무 길어 (ilbun ilchoga neomu gireo)

  • 1분 1초가 (ilbun ilchoga)
    • I put these two together because they are dealing with time. Although you may know that 분 means, “minute”, you may have not heard the word 초가 before.
    • 분 | “minute”
    • 초가 | “seconds”
  • 너무 (neomu) | “too”
  • 길어 (gireo) | “long; lengthened”

“1 minute, 1 second is too long” or “Each minute, each second is so long

 

Alright so what do we have so far?

시계만 쳐다보고 있어
기다리기가 너무 힘들어
1분 1초가 너무 길어
I need you right now

sigyeman chyeodabogo isseo
gidarigiga neomu himdeureo
ilbun ilchoga neomu gireo
I need you right now

I’m staring only at the clock
It’s too hard to wait -or- Too hard to wait
1 minute, 1 second is too long or- Each minute, each second is so long
I need you right now

And now on to the second part of the first verse!

니가 없는 밤은 너무 길어
지금 바로 데리러 갈까
오늘은 너무 늦었나
I need you right now

niga eobsneun bameun neomu gireo
jigeum baro derireo galkka
oneureun neomu neujeossna
I need you right now

1) 니가 없는 밤은 너무 길어 (niga eobsneun bameun neomu gireo)

This one will probably be the easiest sentence, aside from the English lyrics, because you probably know every word in that line. Or at least, you’re familiar with them. Don’t believe me, look below!

  • 니가 | “you”
  • 없는 | “without”
  • 밤은 | “night” + object particle
  • 너무 | “too”
  • 길어 | “long”

“Nights without you are too long”


2) 지금 바로 데리러 갈까 ( jigeum baro derireo galkka)

  • 지금 | “now”
  • 갈까 | “shall; should”
    •  we just covered this during the Grammar of the Week last week.

Unfamiliar words:

  • 바로 (baro) | “immediately; right now; exactly”
  • 데리러 (derireo) | “pick up”

“Should I pick you up right now?”


3) 오늘은 너무 늦었나 (oneureun neomu neujeossna)

  • 오늘은 | “today” + object particle
  • 너무 | “too”

Unfamiliar words:

  • 늦었나 (neujeossna) | comes from the verb, 늦다 ‎(neutda) meaning “to be late”.
    • -었나 | past tense particle that also indicates a question being asked.
      • 었 is past tense
      • 나 is a question particle

Because I said I wasn’t going to get too involved with grammar, I won’t go into a lot of detail.

“Is it too late today?”

And now let’s see the fully translated version of the second half.

니가 없는 밤은 너무 길어
지금 바로 데리러 갈까
오늘은 너무 늦었나
I need you right now

niga eobsneun bameun neomu gireo
jigeum baro derireo galkka
oneureun neomu neujeossna
I need you right now

Nights without you are too long
Should I pick you up right now?
Is it too late today?
I need you right now

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Wednesday Kpop Update | 2PM’s Chansung, Responds to Song Being “Unfit to Air” + Jessica Upsets International Fans + G-Dragon, Legal Action Being Taken Against Hackers and Defaming Comments

It’s back!! Did you miss the weekly kpop update? I’ve been really busy but I won’t keep you guys waiting any longer so let’s get it!

2PM’s Chansung’s new song “Make Love” has been getting a lot of buzz lately. It was released on 2PM’s new album “Gentleman’s Game”, and even though people like the song, the heads of broadcast networks weren’t a fan. They deemed the song far too sexual and “unfit for broadcast”. On, DJ Kim Shin Young’s radio show “Hope Song at Noon”, Chansung got the opportunity to speak for himself.

“I didn’t know that this was going to become an article topic. Thank you to the reporter who wrote the article… It’s a really good song. I don’t understand what about it is bothering them so much.”

(source: soompi)

Well, there you have it, folks! I don’t think this song will be getting edited for airwaves anytime soon.


Jessica has caused quite a bit of stir in the last couple of years, but perhaps this time, instead of rattling k-netz, she has gotten to the international fans. And honestly, I agree with her.

It all started on instagram…

She was posting pictures, responding to comments and then… everything went left!(Took a turn for the worst) 

“…there was one particular comment that grabbed the attention of Korean netizens with Jessica posting, “Learn Korean :P,” answering to requests from international fans. At Jessica’s reply for international fans to “learn Korean,” Koreans have shown satisfaction towards her answer. On the other hand, while some international fans took her comment as a joke, some took it more seriously, leaving comments that it was disrespectful and rude to write such a post towards her fans.”

(source: koreaboo)

I don’t think it’s too much to ask when she jokingly says, “learn Korean” instead of asking her to translate everything from Korean to English because international fans don’t understand. English-speaking celebrities are never asked to do the same. We expect the Beyonce’s, Leonardo di Caprio’s, Liam Hemsworth’s, Taylor Swift’s, etc. of the world to speak English and respond in English and we expect everyone else to just get it or “google it”. So why are we asking Korean celebrities to translate on their own personal sns accounts? It’s a bit unfair and a little rude in my opinion to expect special treatment like that.

But, on the flipside, I guess international fans figure since English is the language of money and power, everyone should speak it. I don’t know. It’s a bit of a stretch to me. But I guess at this point they have one of two options, either learn Korean or use Google translate.


G-Dragon and YG have had enough. With the hackers and the rude, malicious, and often times defaming comments, they’ve decided to take action! They’re not going to take it anymore.

Apparently, G-Dragon’s personal account was hacked recently and this isn’t the first time that it has happened. And now, he’s fed up and so is his agency.

“G-Dragon has been using his private Instagram account in order to share the daily lives of himself and some close friends around him. It is an illegal act to hack and share private accounts of his Instagram users. The person responsible for the hacking has broken the law by changing the settings on his Instagram account from ‘private’ to ‘public.’ Due to this, the account which only was accessed by 150 people was widely shared to the public. Some photos were also altered by Photoshop before being shared widely through the web.”

(source: koreaboo)

I say, good for them! Stand up to bullying.

And now the moment you’ve been waiting for… new music!

Monday Kpop Update | SM Entertainment Responds to Super Junior’s Ryeowook Debut Rumors + Seungri Suing Singer for Fraud + WINNER “2016 Project: EXIT MOVEMENT” Teaser

Today was the day of debuts and comeback rumors it seems…

TWICE is ready to return with a new album and soon! In a recent interview, they hinted at making a name for themselves no longer recognizable as SIXTEEN but as TWICE. And this means giving the fans what they want and that’s new and exciting music.

Now that all the members of Cosmic Girls have been unveiled, they’re gearing up to release their new music. |Last month, they joined together with UNIQ to release a song called, “Happy New Year” which ranked pretty high on the Chinese music charts.

Suzy and EXO’s Baekhyun collaborated for a song called, “DREAM”. A teaser of the video was released but unfortunately it’s not exactly visible yet. I guess we’ll have to wait a little longer to see it.

Remember that huge fiasco a little while back involving 2PM and their music video director Han Sa Min? Well they’ve finally reached a settlement. Apparently, Han Sa Min is now responsible for paying the rental fees of the clothes used in advance for 2PM’s filming. Court ordered.


If you’ve heard the rumors surrounding Super Junior’s Ryeowook, then you’ve probably aware that he’s allegedly making a solo debut. It was said earlier that this debut was going to be very soon.

“On the morning of January 5, an industry insider told the media that Ryeowook’s first solo album will go on sale sometime this month, and that he will be participating in promotional activities. In response, SM Entertainment confirmed that Ryeowook is currently preparing his album, and that he will be promoting it. However, an official date has not been decided.”

(source: soompi)

They said, they’ll announce it officially when a date has been finalized. Guess we’ll have to wait on the date to know for certain but it’s good to know that a solo debut is in fact coming, just probably not this month.

 

 


BIGBANG’s Seungri is in the midst of a lawsuit against a female singer. Apparently, he’s suing her for fraud!

“Back in June, 2014, Seungri had received an offer from Ms. Shin to try his hand in investing into a building.  He had accepted, giving her 2 billion KRW (~ 1.7 million USD), then added 50 million KRW (~ 43,000 USD) later on when Ms. Shin told him the same year that she also needed money for the building investment corporation.  However, he had not been paid back. “

(source: allkpop

YG has responded to this matter saying that this lawsuit is a “personal issue” but the company is “likely to take action with him”. I don’t really know much about this matter and there are a lot of rumors flying around surrounding the two of them. I won’t speculate but I do hope he gets his money back.


And finally… the moment we’ve all been waiting for… or maybe it was just me.

I was hoping, back when YG was teasing for iKON, that WINNER would be following suit really soon. Well now, they really are getting the comeback I, and others, had been hoping for.

Can’t wait for the official single!

 

2PM‘s Jun.K Taking Legal Action Against Ones Who Insulted His Dad Online

And after reading their reasoning for doing so, I can understand it. It really takes a cruel individual to go online and celebrate someone’s death in such a horrid manner. There’s trolling and then there’s taking things entirely too far.

JYP Entertainment released a statement earlier on Jun.K’s behalf and in it they said that there will be legal action taken against the netizens who decided to use social media to personally insult and cause emotional harm and distress to Kim Min Jun and his family. In the statement, they were very specific about who they were going after.

Kim Min Jun in particular was subject to a netizen posting ‘Congratulations ^^ congratulations on your father’s death ^^ congratulations on the relief money ^^ clap clap clap’ at the time of his father’s passing and dishonoring his family severely.

“The netizen also uploaded pictures of an abhorrent skeleton and body claiming that it was the body of Kim Minjun’s late father. These posts targeted not only Minjun but also his family. Such actions and content cannot be morally accepted.

(click here to see the full statement on koreaboo.com)

It was honestly painful and disgusting to read and truly hope they learn their lesson and never do that again. That’s just hurtful.

I have no words for this.