If you’re already a fan of Asian pop you’re probably already aware that PopAsians have their own kind of special lingo – in other words – they speak kinda funny! Perhaps you’re a Asian pop newbie and have thought, “What are these darn kids on about?” (That’s presuming you’re a 90 year old man running a fair ground)
When groups of people come together to talk/obsess over one thing, in this case, Asian pop – there is bound to be the emergence of some kind of sub-cultural slang.
Here are some of the terms we put together.
Add more in the comments and we’ll add them to the list!
General Asian Pop terms:
Shipping (this one confused me when the Asian Pop article on SMH came out…)- To show support for a couple, whether the two individuals involved are a couple or not.
Example: Jamaica ships Mikasa and Levi from Attack On Titan, despite the fact they're not actually interested in one another. (OR ARE THEY?!)
Teaser- A short video of a music video that 'teases' a new release.
SNS- Social Networking Sites
Fandom- Fans of a particular group or genre.
OTP – One True Pairing (in shipping)
Bias – favourite
Daebak - in korean it literally means 'Jackpot', or 'Woah! Awesome!'
TT - Two 'T''s look like crying eyes, it originally came from a Korean character that looks like 'TT'
OTL - Looks like someone kneeling on the floor. 'Can't handle this' feels
Maknae – youngest member of a group
Selca – selfie (self-camera)
Oppa – what girls call older guys
Noona – what younger boys call older girls
Sasaeng – crazy stalker fans
Aegyo – Korean word for acting cutesy
Hwaiting – “Fighting”, usually used to encourage an artist
Comeback - a new release (the artist doesn't have to be away all that long to comeback)
Omo- Like OMG.
Gwiyomi Player – another form of Aegyo (created by Ilhoon of BtoB_ and spread through a song by Hari). “Gwiyomi” or "Kiyomi" is slang for “a cute person”
Saranghae - I love you
Fan Cafe - fan cafes are official fanclub websites
Fan Chant - when fans shout a particular cheer in unison
Sunbae – Senior (within a group/club/business – mentor)
Hoobae – Junior
And Japanese equivalent:
Senpai – Senior
Kohai - Junior
Bishounen/ Bishie – beautiful boy; like Ren from NU’EST
Bijin – beautiful girl
Kawaii – cute
Chibi – short or small (version of)
Faito – “Fight”, usually used to encourage
PV- promotional video (music video)
ikemen - really tough/manly idols (girls too, like tomboys!)
Jia You – Add Oil (Do your Best!)
màiméng - to play cute, to pretend to be cute
Do you know any more?