How BTS, Blackpink and K-pop have boosted Korean language’s popularity worldwide, from oppa to saranghae

//How BTS, Blackpink and K-pop have boosted Korean language’s popularity worldwide, from oppa to saranghae

How BTS, Blackpink and K-pop have boosted Korean language’s popularity worldwide, from oppa to saranghae

By Park Ji-wonRomanised Korean can be found everywhere on the internet these days, sprinkled throughout comments posted by international K-pop fans, inspired by the Korean lyrics from their favourite songs.Considering the Korean language is not widely used outside Korea, these posts by foreigners are interesting to Koreans, as they highlight the country’s soft power that has spread via K-pop and the nation’s juggernaut entertainment industry.Along with the common oppa (an innocent and intimate…

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By | 2020-10-26T14:15:08+00:00 October 26th, 2020|Music|Comments Off on How BTS, Blackpink and K-pop have boosted Korean language’s popularity worldwide, from oppa to saranghae