Have you ever wondered what your favorite K-pop idol is saying in their songs? If so, you've come to the right place! Let's find out together!
In today's article we will look at one of BTS' most popular songs "Dope" and, more specifically, at the famous first line said by the leader RM. If you've listened to the song, you know what I'm talking about!
His exact words in Korean are: "어서 와, 방탄은 처음이지?". Let's look at it more in detail.
"어서 와" literally means "Come quickly" but is commonly used with the meaning of "Welcome!".
"방탄은" is "Bangtan" written in Korean, short for "Bangtan Sonyeondan", aka BTS.
"처음" means "first" or "first time".
That "이" there stands for the verb of the sentence, "to be".
That "지" suffix though is where it gets interesting. We add "–지" or "–죠" in Korean to create tag questions. They translate to "isn't it?", "right" and such.
So, all together it would mean something like:
"Welcome! This is your first time with BTS, isn't it?"
Now, try to listen to the intro again and see if you can catch that!
Feels good, doesn't it? If you had fun, then come back next Friday for more Korean lessons through your favorite K-pop songs or K–drama scenes!