Whether you’re loved up in a couple, or single and loving it, the commercial lovefest that is Valentine’s Day shall soon be upon us all. Spare a choc for APink, who in 2014’s LUV were trying to get over their ex.

Objective: Use nayo to ask questions, e.g. Do you remember? Does your heart flutter?
Bonus vocabulary: we, to get together, time

Let’s focus on the chorus line, which is packed with useful vocabulary.
do you remember the time we were together? = 기억하나요? 우리 함께 했던 시간 keokhanayo? uri hamke hesston shigan

remember = 기억하다 keokhada

the verb ending 나요 nayo indicates a question, or ‘I wonder…’
As usual, we have to ditch the ‘da’ at the end of an action verb to make this happen.
to remember = 기억하다 –> 기억하나요? keokhanayo do you remember?

Some other examples of nayo:
to do = 하다 hada –> 하나요? hanayo? do you do?
to read = 읽다 igda –> 읽나요? ignayo? do you read?

The song also has some heart fluttering going on-
to be excited/to flutter (of heart) = 설레다 seolleda –> 설레나요? seollenayo? Does your heart flutter?

Bonus vocabulary
we, our = 우리 uri
to get together = 함께하다 hamkehada
time = 시간 shigan


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