Last week, we covered which Korean terms were essential for K-Pop fans to know. Now, we will cover the English terms, either words that seem English but have never been heard of before K-Pop and words that are English and you can pretty much tell what they mean. At the end, there is also a list of terms that are a fusion of both cultures! Korean words combined with English for a baby language. Check out the list below to become an even more knowledgeable fan.
SEE ALSO: Korean terms all K-Pop fans should know
This is something you"ll hear often (but may be pronounced like "hwaiting")! This isn"t a cheer telling people to fight each other, but rather to fight the circumstances. It is a supportive cheer, so when you want people to cheer up and do their best, you"ll say, "Fighting!" At times, this is accompanied by an arm movement where you bend your elbow so your arm is still vertical, form a fist, and then pull your elbow down a bit as you say it
Even though it cannot repeat the perfect score of last week, the duet “Some” between Soyu and Junggigo is No. 1 for the third straight week. This song just keeps piling up music show wins. Even before very strong competitions, this week “Some” still wins on KBS Music Bank. Odds don’t favor this song to be No. 1 again next week since we have a trio of major artists coming back and eyeing the top spot (more on that below). But “Some” has been incredibly durable in popularity and may surprise again next week.
We have five new songs in the top 10 this week. Just below “Some” is our highest new song. Moving up 17 spots to No. 2 is Sunmi’s new hit “Full Moon.” Last year, Sunmi successfully came back as a solo artist with the chart topping hit “24 Hours
Having turned just 27 this year (Korean age), Kim Soo Hyun has become one of Korea’s representative and irreplaceable actors.
From his early project Giant to the most recent syndrome-causing You Who Came From the Stars, the actor has been setting records with his successful projects.
With numerous places sending out love calls, Kim Soo Hyun turned all of this success to those around him and remained humble.
Having just completed filming, without having chance to look around at the explosive response surrounding him, Kim Soo Hyun looked rather relaxed and calm. One could see the actor has finally left behind ‘Do Min Jun,’ the character who struggled with deep emotions, from the looks of ease on his face.
-How would you compare Do Min Jun to Kim Soo Hyun?
“(Do) Min Jun knows many things, but I need to study a lot more
Worried you might have missed out any important news in the week of Korean entertainment? Get comfortable and ready to scroll as we go through the best news and articles of this week in music, drama, variety and fashion. In case you missed it, here is last week’s High Five.
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Kim Yuna and Ice Hockey Player Kim Won Joong Confirm Dating Rumors
Shindong Receives Military Enlistment Notice and Requests for an Extension
YG Entertainment to Open “YG Land” in California
Thief Breaks into Jang Dong Gun and Go So Young’s Villa
Actor Park Shi Hoo Caught Up in a $283,000 Lawsuit
When Rainbow announced it would be returning with a unit group, the appropriately-named Rainbow Blaxx, the new unit almost immediately began releasing a series of titillating image and video teasers that got everyone talking.
Despite the fact that the 4-piece unit debuted in the midst of a sexy girl group onslaught, the four selected members of Rainbow, Jae Kyung, Koh Woori, Seung Ah and Hyun Young, have managed to bring in a fair amount of attention - attention that arguably hasn’t been directed at its parent group in some time.
The Rainbow Blaxx members met with Mwave’s enewsWorld for an exclusive interview prior to its Meet&Greet at the Mwave studio and shared all the sexy details about their unit debut.
Rainbow Blaxx debuted with Cha Cha, a song that might not have made so many headlines if not for the many 19+ videos that accompanied the song
Singer Yoo Seung Woo has lent his smooth and lovable voice for the OST of “Cunning Single Lady.”
The track titled “What Do I Do?” was released through various online music stores on March 5, and it belongs to the first part of the MBC’s latest hit drama’s OST.
“What Do I Do?” is the perfect song to listen to during the spring season. The lyrics describe the feelings of the main characters in a natural and relatable way, and the smooth melody adds to the sweet atmosphere of the drama. The song is used as the ending title track of the drama.
“Cunning Single Lady,” starring Lee Min Jung, tells the story of a sly lady trying to get back together with her ex-husband.
The drama airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 10pm
On March 5, a press conference was held to celebrate the successful run of the SBS hit series, “Man from the Stars.”
During the press conference, Kim Soo Hyun shared his deep thoughts on the drama such as his character Do Min Joon, his co-stars, his favorite scene and other personal reflections.
Kim Soo Hyun kept the atmosphere sincere yet light, saying “Sorry for rambling” with a smile whenever he felt his answers got a bit long. When a reporter asked “Your face is so small that it brings damage to your co-stars. What do you think about that,” Kim Soo Hyun merely laughed and paused before saying, “Thanks, mom.”
Here are some of Kim Soo Hyun’s answers to the questions asked during the press conference:
Q: What did you think when you first read about your character Do Min Joon?
A: I thought of a line from the film “Tazza: The High Rollers
"Dream High" couple Suzy and Kim Soo Hyun reunite for what may possibly be the most dramatic CF for windbreakers.
SEE ALSO: Kim Soo Hyun and Suzy have a romantic date for "Beanpole Outdoor"
"Beanpole Outdoor" released a CF of Suzy and Kim Soo Hyun, a happy couple that goes through a very rough time involving angry shouts and tears before they are again resigned in each other"s arms by the end. Intense and beautiful, this CF seems like it could be a trailer for a longer romance film! Not to mention, Suzy lends her soothing voice for the accompanying song and Kim Soo Hyun lends his own sexy voice for some narration.
Check out their undying chemistry in the video above.
VIXX"s Leo, A Pink"s Eunji, JOO, and more will join B2ST"s Yoseob in the musical remake of "Full House"!
SEE ALSO: B2ST"s Yoseob to star in musical remake of "Full House"
Leo"s agency Jellyfish Entertainment stated through VIXX"s official fan cafe on March 4, "VIXX"s Leo has been cast as Lee Young Jae in "Full House"... We ask that you show a lot of support for Leo who will take on a new challenge."
The musical also unveiled its poster, which reveals its cast lineup, which includes Kim San Ho, Seo Ha Jun, Yoseob, Leo, Kwak Sun Young, JOO, and Eunji. The cast will take turns playing the roles of the leads Lee Young Jae and Han Ji Eun, who were originally acted out by Rain and Song Hye Kyo in the hit drama
Ladies" Code recently sat down for an interview with Ilgan Sports and answered some questions. It comes as no surprise that one of the questions addressed the fact that the girls use mic stands for "So Wonderful" just like Wonder Girls for "Nobody." A lot of people have been comparing both groups.
Regarding this, Sojung said, "We feel very honored by the fact we"re even being compared. The Wonder Girls are our role models because they were the "nation"s girl group" loved by everybody regardless of gender or age. I think there are a lot of people comparing us because we brought mic stands to the stage in order to create a 1980s atmosphere. Rather than feeling disappointed by the comparison, we strongly feel a desire to become a girl group that receives love from a lot of people like our Wonder Girls seniors
Big Bang‘s Seungri had an exciting solo performance in Tokyo for the Japan Dome Tour. He performed the Japanese versions of his hit singles “Let’s Talk About Love” and “Gotta Talk To U.” The video is a preview for the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray of Big Bang live in concert on the 2013-2014 Japan Dome Tour. The DVD will be released on March 19.
Seungri does an exciting solo performance as he sings the Japanese songs. His Japanese sounds very fluent and the Japanese fans are all cheering throughout the performance. The introduction includes an amazing laser show as Seungri comes on stage in a stylish black suit. After an electrifying performance of “Let’s Talk About Love,” Seungri then performs the mellow song “Gotta Talk to U.”
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Preview: DS: I will not spare her! Evil Maid: A curse that can kill someone DS: Can we kill that woman Ki? Evil Maid: Do you know about voo doo? There's an extremely powerful voo doo master DS: Have we gotten rid of that woman Ki?
TH: I'll wait for you. Wait till the day you will you come to embrace me. Leaving you by my side, I want you. SN: You can only think of how to take your powers back. TH: It's you who turned me into this
The members of YG Entertainment’s new boy group, WINNER, said they were “very honored” to be the guest star at the 2NE1 concert.
On March 2, WINNER performed as guest stars at the 2NE1 “All Or Nothing” concert held at the Olympic Park SK Olympic Handball Arena. The group performed, “Just Another Boy,” and “Go Up.”
After their stage, leader Kang Seung Yoon stated, “We are very honored to be the guests at the first performance of 2NE1 sunbaes’ world tour. Kim Jin Woo added, “We hope to make some good memories.”
Lee Seung Hoon remarked, “2NE1 sunbaes are awesome. We’re going to work hard to be awesome like them,” and expressed his respect to 2NE1. Song Min Ho and Nam Tae Hyun asked for support saying, “We hope to put on a fun show
On March 3, it’s been announced that labelmates Ladies’ Code and YDG will be the featured artists for “Lee.Bahl.Show” in March. The monthly show, which takes place at Olleh Square in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, usually featured one artist or group like Seo In Young, 2AM, Younha, and many more.
Ladies’ Code and YDG have different music styles, as the former dip into the pop genre while the latter has an interesting background as a hip hop artist and actor. Since they’re under the same label, the chance of a possible collaboration is high. Will we see the artists cover each other’s songs? Guess we’ll find out next week!
Here are the girls telling you to come! (Please scroll down for English subs!)
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Ashley: Hey, Ladies! All: Hi, we’re Ladies’ Code! Ashley: Everyone~ YDG oppa and Ladies’ Code are the guest for ‘Lee
Soyu and Jungigo’s “Some” not only repeated as No. 1 on our chart this week, but it becomes the first song in more than five and a half years to achieve a perfect score of 1000 points. The last song did it was Lee Hyori’s “U-Go-Girl” back in August Week 3 of 2008.
“Some” swept all the music shows last week and was also topped both GAON and Billboard Korea. It is still winning on music shows this week, and will be the favorite to be our No. 1 song for the third consecutive weeks next week. The question is whether “Some” can have another perfect score. We’ll find out next week.
Coming in a distant second to “Some” is our highest top 10 entry this week. Moving up 19 spots to No. 2 is a very special collaboration between Girls’ Generation’s Taeyeon and SHINee’s Jonghyun
Worried you might have missed out any important news in the week of Korean entertainment? Get comfortable and ready to scroll as we go through the best news and articles of this week in music, drama, variety and fashion.
This is your Weekly High Five!
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Lee Min Ho Spotted Gambling at a Casino in New Zealand, Agency Clarifies
Celebrities React to Yuna Kim’s Silver Medal with a Mixture of Frustration and Gratitude
Leeteuk’s Sister, Actress Park In Young, Opens Up About the Loss of Her Family
Hon to Leave Group Mr.Mr. Due to Controversy Involving Transgender Female
Jang Dong Gun and Go So Young Welcome Second Child into Family
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[Updated with Video] Critics and Fans Give Rave Reviews on 2NE1′s Upcoming “Crush” Album
With Episodes 20 and 21 “Man from the Stars” has officially come to an end. The final two episodes aired amongst great speculation about possible endings and the delivery was filled with largely satisfying emotions. That being said, saying goodbye is never easy, no matter if you are an alien, an actress, or an invested viewer.
Key Plot Developments:
Min Joon Explains His View on Death
During his 400 years on Earth, Min Joon has seen death countless times, but it is only now that he has experienced love that he understands the point of trying. It’s the moments in life that are the most important. Even with the certainty of death, we can still live happy lives.
Min Joon’s First Family Dinner
Not only is this meal Min Joon’s first dinner with his in-laws, it’s also his first meal with a family