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Culture Class: Essential Korean Vocabulary, Season 3, Lesson 4: Female 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 4! In this lesson you'll learn five essential names related to contemporary Korean music. These are five famous Korean female 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: 소녀 시대 (Sonyeo Sidae)
James: Girls' Generation
Soyeon: [SLOW] 소녀 시대 (Sonyeo Sidae) [NORMAL] 소녀 시대 (Sonyeo Sidae)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 소녀 시대 (Sonyeo Sidae)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Sonyeo Sidae debuted in 2007 and became very popular in 2009 with their song 'Gee.' In the music video, all the members were wearing skinny jeans, which brought skinny jeans into fashion in Korea.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 소녀 시대의 '지'는 정말 명곡이예요. (Sonyeo Sidaeui 'ji'neun jeongmal myeonggogiyeyo.)
James: Sonyeo Sidae's 'Gee' is truly a masterpiece.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 소녀 시대의 '지'는 정말 명곡이예요. (Sonyeo Sidaeui 'ji'neun jeongmal myeonggogiyeyo.)
James: Okay, which is the next music group?
Soyeon: 레드벨벳 (Redeubelbet)
James: Red Velvet
Soyeon: [SLOW] 레드벨벳 (Redeubelbet) [NORMAL] 레드벨벳 (Redeubelbet)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 레드벨벳 (Redeubelbet)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Red Velvet is a female idol group from the SM entertainment company. When they made their debut, there were four members. Now there are five in the group since a new member, Yeri, joined in 2015.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 2015년에 예리가 레드벨벳에 합류했어요. (Icheonsibonyeone yeriga redeubelbese hamnyuhaesseoyo.)
James: Yeri joined Red Velvet in 2015.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 2015년에 예리가 레드벨벳에 합류했어요. (Icheonsibonyeone yeriga redeubelbese hamnyuhaesseoyo.)
James: Okay, which is the next music group?
Soyeon: 블랙핑크 (Beullaekpingkeu)
James: BlackPink
Soyeon: [SLOW] 블랙핑크 (Beullaekpingkeu) [NORMAL] 블랙핑크 (Beullaekpingkeu)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 블랙핑크 (Beullaekpingkeu)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: BlackPink is a female group made by the agency YG. They became very popular off their first song. The group member 'Jenny' is known as the personification of Gucci and Chanel. People think those brands look even better when she wears it.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 블랙핑크는 네명 다 예뻐요. (Beullaekpingkeuneun nemyeong da yeppeoyo.)
James: All four members of BlackPink are beautiful.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 블랙핑크는 네명 다 예뻐요. (Beullaekpingkeuneun nemyeong da yeppeoyo.)
James: Okay, which is the next music group?
Soyeon: 여자친구 (Yeoja Chingu)
James: GFriend
Soyeon: [SLOW] 여자친구 (Yeoja Chingu) [NORMAL] 여자친구 (Yeoja Chingu)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 여자친구 (Yeoja Chingu)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Yeoja Chingu is very well-known for their powerful choreography and zeal. There is a video of them which shows their performance on an outdoor stage on a rainy day. The stage was wet and slippery, and since their choreography was quite dynamic, a few members fell. Despite this, they continued their performance without any break.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 여자친구는 안무 연습을 정말 많이 하는 것으로 알려져 있어요. (Yeoja Chinguneun anmu yeonseubeul jeongmal mani haneun geoseuro allyeojyeo isseoyo.)
James: Yeoja Chingu is known for practicing their choreography a lot.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 여자친구는 안무 연습을 정말 많이 하는 것으로 알려져 있어요. (Yeoja Chinguneun anmu yeonseubeul jeongmal mani haneun geoseuro allyeojyeo isseoyo. )
James: Okay, which is the next music group?
Soyeon: 트와이스 (Teuwaiseu)
James: Twice
Soyeon: [SLOW] 트와이스 (Teuwaiseu) [NORMAL] 트와이스 (Teuwaiseu)
James: Listeners, please repeat:
Soyeon: 트와이스 (Teuwaiseu)
[pause - 5 sec.]
James: Twice is a female group of the JYP agency. They are made of five Korean members and four foreign members, three of which are from Japan and one is from Taiwan. This group was formed on a TV show called 'Sixteen' in 2015. Their official fan club's name is 'Once'.
James: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Soyeon: [NORMAL] 이번에 새로 나온 트와이스 노래의 안무는 정말 귀여워요. (Ibeone saero naon teuwaiseu noraeui anmuneun jeongmal gwiyeowoyo.)
James: The choreography for Twice's new song is very cute.
Soyeon: [SLOW] 이번에 새로 나온 트와이스 노래의 안무는 정말 귀여워요. (Ibeone saero naon teuwaiseu noraeui anmuneun jeongmal gwiyeowoyo.)
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: 여자친구 (Yeoja Chingu)
[PAUSE] James: GFriend
Soyeon: 레드벨벳 (Redeubelbet)
[PAUSE] James: Red Velvet
Soyeon: 트와이스 (Teuwaiseu)
[PAUSE] James: Twice
Soyeon: 소녀 시대 (Sonyeo Sidae)
[PAUSE] James: Girls' Generation
Soyeon: 블랙핑크 (Beullaekpingkeu)
[PAUSE] James: BlackPink

Outro

James: There you have it: five famous Korean female 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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KoreanClass101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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Do you know any other Female K-pop Group?

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KoreanClass101.com
Sunday at 5:35 pm
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Hi Jason,


Glad to know that you liked the lesson!


Please also check out our "The Ultimate K-Pop Guide & How to Learn Korean with K-Pop":

https://www.koreanclass101.com/kpop/


Looking forward to seeing you often here.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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Jason
Saturday at 8:31 am
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Nice. Thanks for the lesson - BLACKPINK and TWICE are my two favorite groups.

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laura
Friday at 1:10 pm
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Hi Jason,


The typo has been fixed. 😅


Thank you,

Laura

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KoreanClass101.com
Wednesday at 6:30 am
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Hi Jason,


Thanks for pointing this out to us! We'll get back to you on this.


Best,

Lyn

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Jason
Tuesday at 1:08 am
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She spells in Jennie, not Jenny.