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Culture Class: Essential Korean Vocabulary, Season 3, Lesson 1: Male K-pop Singers

Intro

James: Hi everyone, I'm James.
Soyeon: And I'm Soyeon!
James: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Korean Vocabulary, Season 3, Lesson 1! In this lesson you'll learn five essential names related to contemporary Korean music. These are five famous Korean male solo singers. Hand-picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at KoreanClass101.com.
BODY
James: Soyeon, who's our first singer?
Soyeon: 임창정 (Im Changjeong)
James: Im Chang-jung
Soyeon: [SLOW] 임창정 (Im Changjeong) [NORMAL] 임창정 (Im Changjeong)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 임창정 (Im Changjeong)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: He is a very popular actor-singer in Korea. He made his debut in 1990, but his new songs are receiving a lot of attention. His songs are notorious for their high pitch.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 임창정이 신곡을 냈어요. (Imchangjeongi singogeul naesseoyo.)
James: Im Chang-jung released a new song.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 임창정이 신곡을 냈어요. (Imchangjeongi singogeul naesseoyo.)
James: Okay, who's the next singer?
Soyeon: 지코 (Ji Ko)
James: Zico
Soyeon: [SLOW] 지코 (Ji Ko) [NORMAL] 지코 (Ji Ko)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 지코 (Ji Ko)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Thanks to his talent in rapping and composing, he became one of the hottest Korean artists in recent years. His songs always start with his signature sound, 'Ji-a-ko'. Interestingly, the syllable 'Ko' in his name means "nose." He decided to include this syllable in his name because he has a big nose.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 지코는 코가 정말 커요. (Jikoneun koga jeongmal keoyo.)
James: Zico has a very big nose.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 지코는 코가 정말 커요. (Jikoneun koga jeongmal keoyo.)
James: Okay, who's the next singer?
Soyeon: 황치열 (Hwang Chiyeol)
James: Hwang Chi-yeul
Soyeon: [SLOW] 황치열 (Hwang Chiyeol) [NORMAL] 황치열 (Hwang Chiyeol)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 황치열 (Hwang Chiyeol)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Hwang Chi-yeul was a dancer before he became a popular singer. His fame came after he appeared on a show called "I Can See Your Voice." He is loved because of his raspy voice which is perfect for ballad music.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 황치열은 목소리가 너무 좋아요. (Hwangchiyeoreun moksoriga neomu joayo.)
James: Hwang Chi-yeul has an awesome voice.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 황치열은 목소리가 너무 좋아요. (Hwangchiyeoreun moksoriga neomu joayo.)
James: Okay, who's the next singer?
Soyeon: 정승환 (Jeong Seunghwan)
James: Jung Seung-hwan
Soyeon: [SLOW] 정승환 (Jeong Seunghwan) [NORMAL] 정승환 (Jeong Seunghwan)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 정승환 (Jeong Seunghwan)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: He became a very popular singer after he placed second in a TV talent show called "K-pop Star" in 2015. He has sung quite a few original soundtracks for Korean dramas. The lyrics of his songs are quite sentimental.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 정승환 노래를 들으면 슬퍼요. (Jeongseunghwan noraereul deureumyeon seulpeoyo.)
James: When I listen to Jung Seung-hwan's songs, I feel sad.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 정승환 노래를 들으면 슬퍼요. (Jeongseunghwan noraereul deureumyeon seulpeoyo.)
James: Okay, who's the next singer?
Soyeon: 로꼬 (Rokko)
James: Loco
Soyeon: [SLOW] 로꼬 (Rokko) [NORMAL] 로꼬 (Rokko)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 로꼬 (Rokko)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: He is one of the most popular rappers in Korea at the moment. He won the first prize in a TV program called "Show Me the Money," a talent show only for rappers. He has a soft voice and clear diction. He released many songs with another male singer named Gray.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 로꼬는 랩을 잘해요. (Rokkoneun raebeul jalhaeyo.)
James: Loco is good at rapping.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 로꼬는 랩을 잘해요. (Rokkoneun raebeul jalhaeyo.)
QUIZ
James: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the names you just learned? Soyeon will give you the Korean: please say the English version out loud! Are you ready?
Soyeon: 정승환 (Jeong Seunghwan)
[PAUSE] James: Jung Seung-hwan
Soyeon: 지코 (Ji Ko )
[PAUSE] James: Zico
Soyeon: 로꼬 (Rokko)
[PAUSE] James: Loco
Soyeon: 임창정 (Im Changjeong )
[PAUSE] James: Im Chang-jung
Soyeon: 황치열 (Hwang Chiyeol)
[PAUSE] James: Hwang Chi-yeul

Outro

James: There you have it: five famous Korean male solo singers! We have more vocab lists available at KoreanClass101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks, everyone! See you next time!
Soyeon: 안녕(Annyeong)

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Do you know any other Male K-pop Singer?