Korean pop culture words are of immense importance for a person who wants to dive into the ocean of K-pop.
Why Learn Korean pop culture words?
Music sees no barrier. It is an art that reaches out to those who appreciate it. With the world accepting more cross-cultural entities, we now have access to some great music in the world. As much as the establishment of contact with new cultures empowers us to understand a new language, it has its own complexities.
Learning a whole new language is a big process. It may involve days, weeks, months, or even years. Here we are to help you with famous Korean pop culture words that you should know while embracing this new world.
Behaving and acting overly cute and innocent.
This Korean pop culture word is used when a song takes the top/first spot of all the significant charts at the same time.
03. Anti/Anti fan
Those fans who are against a specific group or idol. They mock, criticise and sometimes virtually bullies too.
Bias is the member who is the favourite member among the members of the group. Your heart inclined towards them more.
05. Bias Wrecker
Is the one who makes you question yourself that is your bias is really your bias? Their action grabs your attention, leaving you to rethink about your most favourite.
06. Body rolls
A sexy dance move in which our idols move their body in a way that we may choke on water.
When a group, solo artist returns with a new project it is their comeback.
It is the literal meaning of the word. The planed theme of the new album is the concept.
09. Crack video
The fan-made videos of their idols. Often made for humour.
This Korean pop culture word is an expression to express something big or amazing in a positive way. This word is a must in Korean pop culture words.
One can call this to anyone who is younger to them irrespective of their gender.
It means the Grand Prize. It is the highest award given to any K-pop artists of in a major award ceremony.
Here it means period or time span for an album. It starts with the release of a teaser and ends with its final concert.
All the fans of an artist or group regarded collectively as a community and this community is ‘fandom’. Commonly every big fandom has its name.
Someone who celebrates the artist. Love them, support them and is passionate about their work.
16. Fan chant
To show support to their idol, fans shout words or phrases in a specific manner.
Fictional stories written by fans that include their idols, on various websites.
Websites run by fans which are dedicated to their idols.
19. Fan service
Things idol do to please their fans. It’s like giving a bonus to the fans.
A phrase to cheer up, giving encouragement that “you can do it” or “keep going”
Use to call a person who is less experienced or junior to you in the field.
Same as Fighting!. This is another Korean pop culture word that is very often used.
Older brother called by males in Korea.
A K-pop star, an artist who has officially debuted in the industry.
The laughing expression ‘hehehehe’ used with lots of cuteness it becomes ‘kekekeke’.
27. Light Stick
A flashlight that audience wave during the concerts. Different groups have different light stick for their fans.
The youngest member of the group.
In Korean culture, an MC is a host or a person who controls the mic and ceremony.
30. Mini Album
Artist often releases short albums from time to time under the name of the main album. The main album is the compilation of all the mini albums including few more songs.
Someone who is a fan of multiple groups.
A slang used for the people who remain on the internet. A major number of K- entertainment netizens are famous for making a small matter as an issue of public concern.
Korean males called noona to their elder sister or other women who are older than them.
34. Noona Killer
A young guy who can flutters the heart of all the noonas out there.
It is an exclamation. It is like OMG in Korean.
Korean females called Oppa to their elder brother or other guys who are older than them. Women also use this to flirt or show affection to a guy who is not related to that women. This Korean pop culture word is very sweet and popular in Korea.
PD is Program Director or Production Director. A person who has the major hand in the production of the act, song, drama etc.
A card with any member’s face on it. It is generally given with the physical albums.
This Korean pop culture word , rookie is used when one has to indicate that the artist has debuted recently.
It means stalker fans. They are obsessive fans who can cross any limit to get into their idol’s life. Even by harming their idols too.
Korean translation of selfie.
This Korean pop culture word is used when one has to call a person who is more experienced or senior to you in the field.
Taken from the word relation’ship’. It is used to support any pair.
To scream or to ‘make some noise’.
Korean pop culture word is used to signify support and to be a huge fan of someone.
In Korean culture, if anyone wants to debut as an idol then they have to go through a training process where they learn numerous things. People going through this process are a trainee and their training period is never fixed.
Literally translated as ‘Best Face’ in Korean. Refers to people who are much good looking than average.
48. Ultimate Bias
People may have a different bias in different groups but the ‘Ultimate Bias’ is the one who tops the list among all.
‘Older sister’ in Korean, called by younger females. Both the female may or may not be related to each other.
Refers to the best looking member of a K-pop group. It is actually one of the positions in the group.
Although these Korean pop culture words are not enough to conclude all the emotion we experience, but for a non-Korean fan they are sufficient to survive with.