NatashaRoot
2 years ago1,000+ Views
Language Barrier for Music?
Ok, don't even lie, I know everyone has tried to explain kpop to someone who's never heard it before, trying to convert some friends maybe.... XD
And what's the first thing they ask?
"Do you even understand them?"
UHHH...no (not yet)
But does it really matter?

STORY TIME

I was finding pictures for a card when my friend comes up behind me and asks, "Who is that?"
*Oooo, she's showing interest, don't scare her away with too much!*
Me: "His name is Choi SeungHyun and he is amazing and he raps with a really deep voice!"
*crap... I've said to much*
But she didn't seem to mind Her: "Haha cool, can I hear?"
*wow, I've never gotten this far in a conversion attempt*
Me: "SURE! I have the perfect song!" Her: "Sweet!"
So, I skip to the rap in Doom Dada
You all know the one ;)
Her: "Wow, he is good!" Me: "THANK YOU!"
Her: "What does it mean? All I heard was afhtfyrkvsfhisbncyk" Me: "....well, I can look it up..."
Her: "So you listen to it but you don't know what it means?" Me: "Yes..." *what's wrong with that?*
Her: "Ok..." Me: "..."

STORY END

DOES KNOWING THE WORDS REALLY MATTER?!?

14 comments
Music doesn't have to be understood it's all about the feel of the music , I try to explain that when people ask me
2 years ago·Reply
Same dude!! So what I do is look up songs with eng subs so my friendd can at least know what they're saying so I won't hear that "if I understand" cuz I've had enough lol. But, no it doesn't. Non-KPoppers listen to their music because they like the voices and the whole harmony and melody, not because of thd lyrics.
2 years ago·Reply
I dont think knowing the words matter, but it is awesome to look up the lyrics later and find a whole different appreciation for the song!
2 years ago·Reply
I got into k-pop on a quest to learn Korean actually....I still have a long ways to go but the music is my motivation. My husband on the other hand just likes TOP BTS and FTIsland for the music. He doesn't even care what they are saying and he is trying to learn Doom dada because he likes how it sounds. I think once people get of the initial shock they can be one over. it just takes the right song.
2 years ago·Reply
nice words I feel the same way I'm trying to learn Korean though and so far it's fun. but still there is no language barrier in kpop
2 years ago·Reply
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