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6 Girl Groups with the Most Language Struggles

AKP STAFF

With K-pop growing increasingly international, groups with global members are especially great at connecting with fans worldwide in their different languages. Here are some of the girl groups who struggle the most with language barriers,

1. IZ*ONE

Born from the 2018 survival reality show, Produce 48, IZ*ONE is a group that straddles J-Pop and K-Pop, with three Japanese members, Nako, Hitomi, and Sakura. Fans can see how much their Korean improved by comparing their speaking from the show to recent broadcasts, but hearing them get confused with each other is still adorable!

Check out their last performance as a project group here!

2. (G)-IDLE

(G)-IDLE has two Chinese members, Shuhua and Yuqi, and a Thai member, Minnie. Sometimes Yuqi has to translate certain things into Mandarin to help Shuhua understand what’s going on around her, and it only makes fans fall in love with them even more. Their diverse language knowledge also helps them release songs in different languages. 

Their most recent release, HWAA, featured a Mandarin and English version, and each version has its own charm!

3. WJSN

As WJSN or Cosmic Girls is co-founded by Starship and Yuehua Entertainment, they are known as a Korean-Chinese girl group. WJSN’s foreign members include Cheng Xiao, Xuanyi, Meiqi, and Luda, who is Japanese. Though it’s unclear whether WJSN’s Chinese members are still active with the group, fans are waiting for a comeback with the complete team!

4. TWICE

TWICE’s Japan-line includes Mina, Sana, and Momo, who are collectively known as “Misamo” in Japan. TWICE is extremely popular around the world, but especially in Japan, where the girls are met with enthusiastic love whenever they release Japanese songs.

5. Aespa

Aespa, SM Entertainment’s youngest girl group, includes foreign members Giselle, who is half-Japanese, and Ningning, who is Chinese. From their debut, they were seen greeting fans in multiple languages, and extending their reach internationally.

  1. aespa
  2. BLACKPINK
  3. Cosmic Girls
  4. (G)I-DLE
  5. IZ*ONE
  6. TWICE
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Secretninja312
Secretninja3124,693 pts 18 days ago 1
18 days ago

I'd say F(X) is definitely a group who struggled with language communication. They had Amber who was Taiwanese-American, Krystal who was Korean-American, Victoria who was Chinese, and Luna & Sulli who were Korean. In their early years, it used to be like: Victoria would say something in Mandarin, Amber would translate it to English, then Krystal would translate it to Korean for the other 2 and the other way around too. It's sad that no one talks about them anymore.

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missonce
missonce18 pts 18 days ago 3
18 days ago

It'd be cool if one day, Mina, Sana, and Momo could form a subunit called Mimosa.

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