K-Pop, SHINee’s Countless Posted by Kyung-Hwa on Sep 13, 2018 in Korean Language, Vocabulary
Have you listend to SHINee’s new release, “Countless” recently? If you enjoy listening to K-pop, you might find yourself bobbing your head and tapping your feet in time with this song. One of the global K-pop boy bands, SHINee’s new song, “Countless” has the groovy beat and a tropical house tune that will give great vibe to your mood.
While I was listening to 샤이니 (SHINee)’s new 노래 (song) 셀 수 없는 (countless), I had an urge to write an article about this song. Even for a beginner Korean 학생 (students), this song can become a great source to learn 한국어 (the Korean language) because of 셀 수 없는 ’s interesting 가사 (lyrics). 가사 of 셀 수 없는 use the letters in 한글 (the Korean alphabet) and 숫자 (counting words) to form a 사행시 (similar to acrostic poems in English). 샤이니 ’s 셀 수 없는 is a great way to immerse yourself into leaning 한글 and to enjoy listening to a K-pop song. The following examples use 한글 and 숫자 in the lyrics.
∗These Korean numbers, 하나 (1) & 둘 (2)change their forms when they are used with counters.
하나 [ha-na] becomes 한 [han] with a counter
둘 [dool] becomes 두 [doo] with a counter
consonants a vowel
가 [ga] ㄱ ㅏ
나 [na] ㄴ ㅏ
다 [da] ㄷ ㅏ
라 [ra] ㄹ ㅏ
Along with 한글 and 숫자, you will also hear many Korean words that are frequently used in K-pops, such as:
- 꿈 [ggoom] : dream
- 사랑 [sa-lang] : love
- 생각 [sang-gak] : thought
- 별 [byeol] : star
- 밤 [bam] : night
- 이유 [ee-you] : reason
- 현실 [hyeon-sil] : reality
I hope you enjoyed reading this post.
감사합니다! (Thank you!)
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