To change things up a little for WOTW, we’re here with 10 words we’re sure you’ve all heard many times in K-pop hits. But what do they all mean? Check it out after the jump.
SEE ALSO: [GET THE LOOK] HyunA – ‘RED’ MV
10. Simjang (심장) – Heart
The word appears f(x)’s Paper Heart, a song about acting tough but being sensitive underneath.
9. Eotteoke? (어떻게?) – How?
‘Eotteoke’ and its variations appears in a plethora of K-pop songs, one such song being Block B’s Kyung’s solo song with Jo Hyuna of Urban Zakapa – When, Where, What, How?
8. Michyeo (미쳐) – Crazy
Out of all the songs that feature the word for ‘crazy’, there’s one that everyone knows; Super Junior’s Sorry Sorry!
7. Babo (바보) – Idiot/Stupid
Can you count the number of songs about idiots? There’s Juniel’s Fool, Epik High’s Fool, Park Hyoshin’s Fool, U-KISS’s Soohyun’s Fool…and that’s just for starters! Which is your favourite?
6. Haengbokhae (행복(해)) – Happy
‘Happy’ is another another word that appears in many a K-pop song, first gen idols ‘H.O.T’ even have a track titled Happy. However, here’s BEAST’s track ‘You’.
5. Jebal (제발) – Please
‘Please’ usually makes an appearance in romantic K-pop songs, but it’s especially heartbreaking in K.Will’s Please Don’t.
4. Seonmul (선물) – Gift
SHINee ‘present’ us with the word for ‘Gift’ in their ballad ‘Last Gift’.
3. Maeum (마음) – Heart/Soul
K-pop songs are always about feelings, and feelings from the soul are most important of all. 2NE1 tells of heartbreak troubles in ‘If I were you’.
2. Yeongwonhi (영원히) – Forever
Everyone wants their love to last forever and B1A4 put their feelings into words with their OST for We Got Married, ‘Sunshine’.
1. Saranghaeyo (사랑(해요)) – I Love You
The only word worthy of the top spot in our list. Every other K-pop song features the words ‘I Love You’, a number of the songs on our list so far do too. So it’s only natural we mention a song that says ‘I Love You’ like no other; 2AM’s ‘I Love You I Love You’.
Did you catch each word in the songs? What other songs can you think of that feature this list? Let us know in the comments below!