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K-pop megastars BTS are launching online Korean language lessons

Huw Oliver
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Huw Oliver

Bored of Duolingo? Into K-pop? Then we’ve a suggestion. BTS, aka ‘Bangtan Sonyeondan’, aka one of the biggest boybands in the world, have launched a new language-learning platform that aims to help their fans better understand their Korean-language tunes like ‘Boy with Luv’, ‘I Need U’ and ‘Fake Love’.

And frankly, even if you’re BTS-ambivalent – merely a keen linguist looking to add a new vernacular string to your bow – what better way to learn some Korean colloquialisms than through the medium of TOTALLY MASSIVE bangers?

‘Learn Korean With BTS’ aims to introduce fans to simple Korean grammar and popular expressions by repurposing snippets from the band’s insanely popular videos, including ‘Run BTS’, ‘Bangtan Bomb’ and ‘BTS Episode’. You’ll learn the sort of lingo you could casually drop into conversation with any flashily dressed Seoul millennial.

Three short videos will be available from March 24 on Weverse, an app created by the band’s management company Big Hit, with one more to follow every Monday at 9pm Korean time. 

Self-isolation got you thirsty for knowledge? RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook are here to help.

More things to do at home?

Stream a digital yoga class

Go on an online museum tour

See a virtual art exhibition

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