A lot of fans dream is to use Kpop to learn Korean, and while obviously that’s not entirely possible it can certainly help. One of the first phrases I learned was “머리부터 발끝까지” or “from head to toe” because someone pointed out how common it was in songs and it stuck out!
So with that in mind I wanted to use many peoples introduction to Korean as a study asset! This is gonna be pretty easy mode so only lyrics that get repeated so its easier to pick up on and remember.
I’ll use a variety of songs; from different years, genres, and artists so everyone can find something they like and will become an earworm teaching you some Korean words/phrases.
I made up a playlist with all the videos I’ll feature in here and more. So you can go through and find some you like or listen to the playlist on repeat during any time you like and learn! I will try to add in more songs as I find/think of them as well.
빨간 red colour
빨개 is red
원숭이 엉덩이는 빨개 (the) monkey’s butt is red
Actually the 원숭이 엉덩이는 빨개 that she sings during the chorus comes from a Korean children’s nursery rhyme! The song lists off things with each line starting off with the last lines last word. With that there’s a lot of versions but this is from one I found on youtube, so potentially the most used/known version.
원숭이 엉덩이는 빨개 monkey’s butt is red
빨간건 사과 red apple
사과는맛있어 apple is delicious
맛있는건 바나나 delicious banana
바나나는 길어 banana is long
길면 기차 long train
기차는 빨라 train is fast
말고 not A but B (A 말고 B)
다른 남자 말고 너 not another man but you
틀어 turn (it on)
아무 노래나 일단 틀어 just play any song
걸로 short form of 것으로
아무거나 신나는 걸로 anything thats fun/exciting
Sourced from: blog.naver.com/btskook91
내 피 땀 눈물 my blood sweat and tears
가져가(다) take it
내 마지막 춤을 my last dance
다 가져가 take it all
종일 all day
뿐이야 only you
하루 종일 니 생각 뿐이야 all day I just think about you
보여줘 show me
이름이 뭐예요? what’s you name?
전화 번호 뭐예요? what’s your phone number?
Sourced from: instiz.net/pt/7354776
꽃향기 flowers scent
갔단다 past tense of 가다, so left/went
꽃향기만 남기고 갔단다 only a flowers scent was left
걸 particle, short for 것을, 것 normalizes a verb
해 to do
뻔한 걸 자꾸 말해 뭐 해 why do you keep asking the obvious?
듯이 as if
우연히라기엔 모두 다 정해진 듯이 for this to all be a coincidence it was too predetermined
하(다) to do
행복 하지마 Don’t be happy
버리면서 threw away
나 떠나버리면서 You left me
Again here is the playlist with all the videos here and many more. Enjoy using kpop to learn Korean!