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BTS is Giving Lessons in Speaking Korean for Housebound Fans

In my experience, Korean is a difficult language to pick up. After watching a hundred-some episodes of Please Take Care of My Refrigerator and that movie My Sassy Girl, the only word I actually learned was daebak, and I only learned that because half the time it wasn’t translated in the subtitles and I had to look it up. It roughly translates to “awesome.” I’m by no means a polyglot, but I managed to learn at least a few basic words and phrases in French, Spanish and Japanese just from watching movies and TV shows.

Luckily for fans of Kpop and Korean Dramas, we’re getting some free lessons in basic Korean courtesy of the world’s hottest band, BTS.

The group’s record label, Big Hit Entertainment, gave a press release on the endeavor that was reported by NME.

In a statement, Big Hit Entertainment said each lesson is “designed to make it easy and fun for global fans who have difficulty enjoying BTS’ music and contents due to the language barrier.”

“There are only limited ways our fans could learn Korean with ease,” he said.

“Big Hit has created Korean learning media using artist content for a more rewarding and immersive experience for our fans.”

There are 30 short lessons available on the Weverse app.

You’re stuck inside anyway, why not broaden your cultural horizons a little bit. If nothing else, you’ll understand it a little better when you watch Seonam Girls’ High School Investigators, a show I really enjoyed when it was first on. And let’s face it, East Asia is increasingly becoming the cultural center of the world, and South Korea has one of the most vibrant and productive entertainment industries in the world. Plus they seem to have handled the coronavirus outbreak much better than the US has, so Korean dramas might be the only thing to watch in the fall and you don’t want to be behind the curve, do you?

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