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

Intro

James: Hi everyone, I'm James.
Soyeon: And I'm Soyeon!
James: And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Korean Vocabulary, Season 3, Lesson 3! In this lesson you'll learn five essential names related to contemporary Korean music. These are five famous Korean male music groups. Hand-picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at KoreanClass101.com
BODY
James: Soyeon, which is our first music group?
Soyeon: 방탄소년단 (Bangtan Sonyeondan)
James: BTS
Soyeon: [SLOW] 방탄소년단 (Bangtan Sonyeondan) [NORMAL] 방탄소년단 (Bangtan Sonyeondan)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 방탄소년단 (Bangtan Sonyeondan)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Bangtan Sonyeondan is often known as BTS in other countries. There are seven members in this group. They became famous after winning the Billboard Top Social Artist award in 2017. They are well-known for their extremely difficult choreography and claim to be a hip-hop group.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 방탄소년단은 빌보드에서 상을 받았어요. (Bangtansonyeondaneun bilbodeueseo sangeul badasseoyo.)
James: BTS won the Billboard award.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 방탄소년단은 빌보드에서 상을 받았어요. (Bangtansonyeondaneun bilbodeueseo sangeul badasseoyo.)
James: Okay, which is the next music group?
Soyeon: 엑소 (Ekso )
James: EXO
Soyeon: [SLOW] 엑소 (Ekso ) [NORMAL] 엑소 (Ekso)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 엑소 (Ekso)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: EXO was originally made of two subgroups, EXO-K and EXO-M. EXO-K mostly performed in Korea and EXO-M in China. Some of the EXO-M members have since left the group, but the remaining members are still performing today. Their mega hit song is called ‘eureureung.'
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 엑소는 처음에 12명으로 이루어진 그룹이었어요. (Eksoneun cheoeume 12myeongeuro irueojin geurubieosseoyo.)
James: In the beginning, EXO was a group made of 12 members.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 엑소는 처음에 12명으로 이루어진 그룹이었어요. (Eksoneun cheoeume 12myeongeuro irueojin geurubieosseoyo.)
James: Okay, which is the next music group?
Soyeon: 비투비 (Bitubi)
James: BtoB
Soyeon: [SLOW] 비투비 (Bitubi) [NORMAL] 비투비 (Bitubi)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 비투비 (Bitubi)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Unlike other boy bands in Korea, the majority of BtoB's songs are ballads. There are four members who sing and three who rap. One of the members, Peniel, once appeared on a TV talk show and shared his concerns about his hair loss.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 비투비는 다른 남자 아이돌 그룹과는 다르게 주로 발라드를 불러요. (Bitubineun dareun namja aidol geurupgwaneun dareuge juro balladeureul bulleoyo.)
James: BtoB mainly sings ballad songs, unlike other boy bands.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 비투비는 다른 남자 아이돌 그룹과는 다르게 주로 발라드를 불러요. (Bitubineun dareun namja aidol geurupgwaneun dareuge juro balladeureul bulleoyo.)
James: Okay, which is the next music group?
Soyeon: 빅뱅 (Bikbaeng)
James: BigBang
Soyeon: [SLOW] 빅뱅 (Bikbaeng) [NORMAL] 빅뱅 (Bikbaeng)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 빅뱅 (Bikbaeng)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: BigBang made their debut in 2006. The most famous and popular member in this group is G-dragon, who composed almost all of their songs. He is not only talented in music but also talented in fashion. He is loved by many luxury brand designers.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 빅뱅 노래의 대부분은 지드래곤이 작곡했어요. (Bikbaeng noraeui daebubuneun jideuraegoni jakgokaesseoyo.)
James: Most of the songs of BigBang were composed by G-dragon.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 빅뱅 노래의 대부분은 지드래곤이 작곡했어요. (Bikbaeng noraeui daebubuneun jideuraegoni jakgokaesseoyo.)
James: Okay, which is the next music group?
Soyeon: 세븐틴 (Sebeuntin)
James: Seventeen
Soyeon: [SLOW] 세븐틴 (Sebeuntin) [NORMAL] 세븐틴 (Sebeuntin)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 세븐틴 (Sebeuntin)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Seventeen is very popular among teenagers. They compose their songs and make their own lyrics and choreography. The name of this group does not represent the number of its members. Rather, it means 13 members, 3 unit groups, and 1 team (13+3+1=17).
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 세븐틴의 멤버는 열일곱명이 아니예요. (Sebeuntinui membeoneun yeorilgommyeongi aniyeyo.)
James: The number of members in Seventeen is not 17.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 세븐틴의 멤버는 열일곱명이 아니예요. (Sebeuntinui membeoneun yeorilgommyeongi aniyeyo.)
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: 빅뱅 (Bikbaeng)
[PAUSE] James: BigBang
Soyeon: 엑소 (Ekso )
[PAUSE] James: EXO
Soyeon: 세븐틴 (Sebeuntin)
[PAUSE] James: Seventeen
Soyeon: 방탄소년단 (Bangtan Sonyeondan)
[PAUSE] James: BTS
Soyeon: 비투비 (Bitubi )
[PAUSE] James: BtoB

Outro

James: There you have it: five famous Korean male music groups! 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 Group?