Posted by Yaki-Jones Saturday, June 19, 2021

Naver under fire for translating Kimchi as Paocai in the recent 'Run BTS' episode


Naver came under fire after translating Korean 'Kimchi' as Chinese 'Paocai' in the recent 'Run BTS' episode. 

As previously reported, BTS made cabbage kimchi and green onion kimchi on the June 15th episode of 'Run BTS'. Many Koreans praised the BTS members for publicly introducing kimchi as a Korean traditional food amidst the previous controversies over the accuracy of rightful ownership of the traditional clothing Hanbok, the traditional song "Arirang", and kimchi. 

However, Naver's Chinese subtitle for the episode infuriated many Korean netizens after it was revealed kimchi was translated as paocai, given the Chinese government has been claiming paocai is kimchi's origin. Some even complained, "It's frustrating to see BTS's effort to introduce kimchi as Korea's go down to drain." 

Meanwhile, Naver has replied "The said video's Chinese subtitle was created by expert Chinese translators, and the same subtitle is available on both V Live and Weverse. We took into account what the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said about the Chinese translation of kimchi." 

Naver continued, "V Live is currently waiting on the official reply from the pertinent government agencies, and we will act accordingly to uphold the official translation confirmed by the government."

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wesseldj604 pts Saturday, June 19, 2021 67
Saturday, June 19, 2021

Kimchi is called Paocai though in chinese. There is no other word for Kimchi in chinese. Also the well known Jjajangmyeon (black bean sauce noodle) is pronounced exactly the same as the chinese Zhajiangmian, because they are related to each other. I think koreans are being a bit sensitive again. Face it that China and Korea have influenced each other for centuries, and most things in their culture are the same.


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Random_Ellen121 pts Saturday, June 19, 2021 26
Saturday, June 19, 2021

wait, does anyone know what kimchi is in chinese? like, I'm chinese and I thought kimchi was paocai even though I think kimchi is still just of korean heritage. like, I didnt know that was incorrect


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