Questioning everything now
19 Feb 2018 - 11:44 AM  UPDATED 19 Feb 2018 - 11:47 AM

So you're living your life happily, singing along to your fave K-pop songs, grateful there's some English in there to shout out. Well we hate to burst your bubble, but some of that English has been Korean all along!

Fans on Reddit have been pointing out some misheard K-pop lyrics that they thought were English but were actually Korean, so we compiled a list of the ones that've stumped us over time. 

14. Mino's Body

"I'm talking bout your mom/I'm talking bout your daddy" is actually "I'm talking about your mom (Korean for body)/I'm talking bout your dari (Korean for legs)."

13. EXID's "Up & Down"

"We at it, we we at it" is actually "wi arae" meaning "up and down" in Korean

12. NCT 127's "Cherry Bomb"

"Bullet bullet feel like cherry bomb" is actually "balli balli pihae" meaning "hurry, hurry, avoid it" in Korean

11. SF9's "Roar"

"Put it in ya" is actually the Korean sound for "vroom vroom"

10. BTS' "DNA"

In J-Hope's rap what sounds like "put your hands on me" is actually "ujui seobri" meaning "providence of the universe"

9. Taemin's "Press Your Number"

"Oh girl there's something about your body body body" is actually "Oh girl there's something about you, barae barae barae" meaning "I hope..."

8. Girls' Generation's "I Got A Boy"

"She's a cat burglar" is actually "shijake bolkka?" meaning "shall we start?" in Korean

7. EXO-K's "Mama"

This is already in English but it's misheard as "Kill this, kill this... heartless, motherless" when it's actually "careless, careless... heartless, mindless"

6. BIGBANG's "Bae Bae"

GD's opening line "I'm in love come get your shots babe" is actually "I'm in love nune kongkkakji sseuieosseo babe" meaning "I'm blind with love babe"

5. SHINee's "View"

"Neomu areum down down down down view" is actually "Neomu areumdaun-daun-daun-daun view" meaning "very beautiful view" in Korean.

4. BTS' "Blood Sweat & Tears"

"Money money money" is actually "manhi manhi manhi" meaning "more" in Korean

3. Produce 101's "It's Me (Pick Me)"

"Oneul bam chewing gum" is actually "oneul bam chuingong" meaning "tonight the star" in Korean

2. BlackPink's "Whistle"

"In the moon and in the world" is actually "neon neomu areumdeo" meaning "you are so beautiful" in Korean


"And I'm gonna get down" is actually "era moleugetta" which roughly means... well... "fxxk it"

Can you think of any other lyrics that have surprised you?

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