For those who have been in K-pop for so long youve forgotten that some of these words are not real in English, this ones for you.
You, a K-pop intellectual:
This term sounds very murderous, but its actually music to the ears of all K-poppers. A group achieves a realtime all-kill when their song reaches No. 1 on all eight realtime charts. Its a feat not many have reached, but all aspire to.
Everyone else: Isnt this when you wittingly reply without stuttering?
You, a K-pop intellectual: SOUND THE ALARM AND WAKE UP THE FANDOM. ITS TIME TO CRASH PRE-ORDERING WEBSITES AND STREAM THE HECK OUT OF THE NEW MV.
This word is golden in the K-pop world. It will clear acne, cause the sun to shine, and restore sight. When an idol group or singer is coming back, it means a new album, tons of new concept photos, increased appearances on shows, and, most importantly, more memes.
Everyone else: Why does everyone in Korea keep telling each other to fight?
It can be used to cheer people on and tell them good luck, and its most commonly accompanied by a fist pump or two.
Everyone else: Oppa Gangnam Style~
You, a K-pop intellectual: The best place to see my bias.
Gangnam, a district within Seoul, is known for many things, but among K-poppers, its the place where many entertainment companies reside.
Everyone else: That is not a word.
In Korean culture, skinship, or physical intimacy, is not only for couples. Its not unusual to see close friends (usually of the same gender) holding hands, cuddling, or even giving friendly kisses.
Everyone else: Okay, how could this possibly mean something different in K-pop lingo than in every day usage?
You, a K-pop intellectual: It isnt. *breaks down in sobs*
While recently the term Army has taken on more than one meaning (like fans of BTS), it also means heartache for K-poppers who stan boy groups. Most Korean men are required to serve in the army for about two years, which translates to two years of complete inactivity from your favorite boy groups. *cries*
Hey Soompiers! When you were first getting in K-pop, were you confused by any of these terms? Let us know in the comments below!
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