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10 Korean phrases you can post on your favorite idols' Instagram

By AllK_Maknae   Thursday, September 15, 2016   99,869   5,029   0



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For those who may not speak Korean, or who are still learning, it can be a total hassle in the K-Pop world. Your idols schedules are posted in Korean, waiting for subs/translations can be a drag and probably the most mind-boggling thing is when they post on their personal SNS in Korean.

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But can we blame them? It is their mother language after all. Luckily for us, Naver has come to our rescue with an app that die-hard Korean fans will truly need! Papago, a translation app that has mastered the needs of the beginner to the intermediate, is designed to make you a master of 한국어 (Korean)!

Now if you are learning Korean, or know a decent amount of Korean but still need a dictionary when posting in Korean like myself, then Papago will get the job done and help you out for your next SNS post.

Here are 10 awesome phrases you can use to show your idols some love on their Instagram!

*Note* Feel free to swap out some names, locations or whatever else to personalize your message!

1. I love your new song! Please come sing in my country. 

As simple as it seems, it is the number one thing we can't resist saying aside from "I Love You!"

2. What is your favorite song on the album?

We always want to know more about our idols, especially their personal taste! Find out which track speaks to them the most the next time you post!

3. When will you have another comeback?

Sometimes idols have us waiting longer than a line at Starbucks or the DMV. At least some of the wait will be over if you use Papago to ask them this important question.

4. Jackson's laugh is so cute! I really love GOT7!

Although we love groups like GOT7, Seventeen, f(x) and even Girls' Generation as a whole, we need to let our bias now how much we love them more than any group member or entire group out there!

5. I wish I could have her style! CL has the best style!

The hottest guys and sexiest girls trend when it comes to fashion posts on Instagram- with K-Pop idols being no exception. Let your oppas and noonas know what they are doing is too damn irresistible!

6. I will come to your concert in Korea! Hope you see this message.

We all know world tours still mean all of Asia. So it may be time to break the bank, hitch a flight to Korea and let your favorite idols know you're doing it. They will know you're the ultimate fan!

7. Wow! You and I like the same song~

Idols love sharing their favorite songs or supporting other artists on Instagram. Why not express your support, and exquisite music taste, in Korean!

8. Happy Birthday Oppa! I hope you have a great day and receive lots of presents!

The SNS world goes completely nuts when it is an idols birthday! The only way to stand out among the crowd of birthday messages? Use Papago ASAP to translate your heart-warming birthday message... or messages. Spam away, but in Korean.

9. Hyuna is the best dancer in Korea! She is the queen! #Slaaaaaay

Let your idol know that not only are they your reason for breathing, but also your reason for learning Korean too! Once they see your awesome compliments, they will appreciate your kind words and efforts of learning the Korean language.

10. Come to New York! We love you!

Idols go on vacations, visit cities for MVs and among other reasons. Make sure your city is the next big stop by convincing them to visit your country/city next!

If You want to learn how to translate things into Korean - Download the Papago app today!

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Zoeyxvx Friday, October 14, 2016

in my considered opinion. this is no better than google translate lol. i'd mastered the basics of korean and is currently at the intermediate level. reading these translations gives me goose bumps. the expressions translated are so awkward!! who even addresses their idols as 당신?! it's only used between lovers or people close to you in a formal way!! best stick to 오빠/오빠들 as korean fans say that all the time. or u can call ur idol by their names if you're of same age or older.

mydeerlikesbacon Friday, September 16, 2016

Personally I don't think this is much better than Google Translate, translations still seem very awkward. Also I get that you may be excited, but do you realise how rude it is if you keep bothering an idol about their group's comeback? It's not like the group members themselves can decide when they can comeback. Some of them seem okay, like wishing them happy birthday and saying they're talented etc, but the others like come to XXX country is honestly so overused by fans already it's actually annoying.

Lotus_Girl mydeerlikesbacon Friday, September 16, 2016

I agree with you in some points but about been annoying using come to this country or that country, I think it shows how much fans are hopping desperate to see there faves in their own country, I used that once or 2 :p but later I did stop using it, not because I feel I maybe become a bothersome but just I lost hope to see my faves on my country T-T

mydeerlikesbacon Lotus_Girl Saturday, September 17, 2016

I was actually talking about how some fans misuse their privilege of the idols' social media accounts to spam such messages, because then it becomes rude and makes it an inconvenience for the idol. I think once or twice is fine, but it still gets annoying if a lot of people post the same thing. Maybe it's just me.

Lotus_Girl Friday, September 16, 2016

Better learning the language than depending on apps :/ it's hard but better than losing your bias attention for been impolite informal

mydeerlikesbacon Lotus_Girl Friday, September 16, 2016

Right? It's nice that those fans attempt to reach out to the idol more by writing their comments in Korean, but it's so obvious and cringey when the Korean is phrased weirdly. No need to say the idol, even I get weirded out.

Lotus_Girl mydeerlikesbacon Friday, September 16, 2016

can't agree more, personally I don't use Korean when I try to communicate with my faves T-T I can't, I don't speak or understand it, I always get scared of saying something inappropriate or been impolite informal, even thu I'm older than them but TBH, using ENG is more safe ..

Lotus_Girl mydeerlikesbacon Friday, September 16, 2016

at less when I use ENG, I can be sure to be 100% polite and formal even thu using You You is kinda embarrassing sometimes :p

mydeerlikesbacon Lotus_Girl Saturday, September 17, 2016

I actually do use Korean sometimes, but at most to the extent that I understand it, so like I don't go search up a word or phrase if I don't know what it is in Korean, precisely because such apps can't be trusted. If I really wanted to say something to them but I didn't know how to, I'll either not say it or say it in English. Much better than having awkward Korean tbh.

MaryScary Friday, September 16, 2016

some of these translations are stiff. like, who says 새로운 노래?  it's better to use 신곡

chaelicen Friday, September 16, 2016

these translations are so cringe-worthy and awkward ;;; not much of a step up from google translate tbh... anyway here comes all the koreaboos downloading this app bc it translates for you & it's from a korean company smh

federick Thursday, September 15, 2016

thinking twice to download it...i don't want to be put in a sticky situation

lala89 Thursday, September 15, 2016

International fans who don't know any Korean.. please be careful with these translations. They make you seem super non-Korean and you're better off just writing in English because the translations make you sound so awkward.

i_belong_to_yg Thursday, September 15, 2016

Some of this translations are so cringing tbh. you wouldn't use them in a normal conversation.......

i_belong_to_yg Thursday, September 15, 2016

How about JUST learning the language??? You'll never know if this app messes up and make you look stupid.

intricate Thursday, September 15, 2016

if only they would've put those phrases in regular text instead of pics so you could actually use them...

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