Author: Mark James Russell
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
"K-Pop Now! […] features one hundred and twenty-eight glossy pages of Korean pop eye-candy." —KpopStarz.com K-Pop Now! takes a fun look at Korea's high-energy pop music, and is written for its growing legions of fans. It features all the famous groups and singers, and takes an insider's look at how they have made it to the top. In 2012, Psy's song and music video "Gangnam Style" suddenly took the world by storm. But K-Pop, the music of Psy's homeland of Korea has been winning fans for years with its infectious melodies and high-energy fun. Featuring incredibly attractive and talented singers and eye-popping visuals, K-Pop is the music of now. Though K-Pop is a relatively young phenomenon in the West, it is rapidly gaining traction and reaching much larger audiences—thanks in large part to social media like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Top K-Pop acts get ten million to thirty million hits for their videos—the Girls Generation single "Gee" has over a hundred million views! In K-Pop Now! you'll find: Profiles of all the current K-Pop artists and their hits A look at Seoul's hippest hot spots and hangouts Interviews with top artists like Kevin from Ze:A and Brian Joo A look at the K-Pop idols of tomorrow You'll meet the biggest record producers, the hosts of the insanely popular "Eat Your Kimchi" website, and K-Pop groups like Big Bang, TVXQ, 2NE1, Girls Generation, HOT, SES, FinKL Busker Busker and The Koxx. The book also includes a guide for fans who plan to visit Seoul to explore K-Pop up close and personal. Join the K-Pop revolution now!
Learn Korean with Bts 2
Author: Peter Kang
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Army and Kpop fans: here's the recipe for making language learning fun. Put together 17 serving of great BTS songs. Blend with on point translation. Make the translations accessible with notes that clarify the syntax, grammar and meanings. Put them on in a blender, put on your headphones, and get on Youtube. You'll have a plate full of energizing learning content driven by BTS's sweet syncopations, tasty melodies, and meaty beats. Includes a introductory section for Hangul (the Korean alphabet) and basic grammar. Songs included: DNA, Mic Drop, Come Back Home, GoGo, Not Today, Serendipity, Fire, Blood Sweat and Tears and many other world beating tunes. Usable for all levels of Korean learners and any fan of music.
K-pop for language learning? Is this a gimmick? Yes, it could be. But it isn't, if properly done. Songs are engaging, endlessly repeatable, clearly pronounced, vernacular, and singable of course. This book is made to make songs useful for learning the Korean language. Translations are explained and made accessible. The songs are selected for learning usefulness and organized by grammar. Big Bang, favorites like Monster, Loser, Haru Haru, Cafe, etc. Songs are introduced with grammar points. Translations arein spirit with the Korean but made with language learning in mind.All levels of language learners can benefit from this book.
Made for the Korean language student or the K-pop fan. Learn and improve your Korean with K-pop. Translations are explained and made accessible. The songs are selected for learning usefulness and organized by grammar. BTS, Big Bang, Girls' Generation, Twice, Black Pink, EXO, Infinite and other favorites. Your favorite songs- Overdose, I Got A Boy, Cheer Up, Loser, Fire, Playing with Fire, Russian Roulette, Gee and more. Whether you are a student of Korean or simply a K-pop fan who wants to understand- this book is for you. As a fan, you'll get to understand the real meaning of the lyrics that take you into the heart of K-pop. You'll see what makes each group unique and why their fans are fanatical. For the beginning Korean student, you'll get introductory grammar and a Korean alphabet section- enough to get started. Experienced students will improve with the translation and notes that guide you through the lyrics. Repetitive listening via Youtube and other outlets will help you get accustomed to the very different syntax, grammar, and phonics that is Korean. With time, Korean can become second nature thru the power of music.
Kpop Dictionary Vol. 2
Author: Fandom Media
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Dae bak! We honestly didn't think that we would come this far. Thanks to the HUGE support and encouragement you showed towards our first work, KPOP Dictionary Vol. 1, we decided to continue our endeavor and our effort has come to yet another fruition. As you might have noticed, we take pride in narrowing the gap between the Korean Pop culture and everyone around the world. As such, we believe that language shouldn't be a barrier but a means to facilitate mutual understanding. However, we understand that language does change and evolve like a living organism, and everyday new terms and phrases are born, and because traditional dictionaries just can't keep up with the trend, we have been working on a project to make a compilation of the terms and phrases that are really being used in Korea, by people like you and your favorite idol biases right at this very moment. In this version of the book, we included these to help maximize your learning. - Hottest New Words and Phrases: So You Don't Sound Outdated. - Real Life Examples: So You Can Also Understand the Context in Which They Are Used. - KPOP Conversations: So You Can Talk Like a KPOP Fan! We are certain that just by enjoying this book, you will be a step closer to the world of KPOP. Eoseo Oseyo!
Korean For Dummies
Author: Jungwook Hong
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Start speaking Korean the fun and easy way with Korean For Dummies, a no-nonsense guide to Korean culture and the basics of Korean language. Pick up basic phrases and commonly used words so that you can converse with Koreans in both business and personal situations. You’ll learn Korean for everyday life and task-specific expressions for Korean on the go. In addition, you’ll discover important and fascinating aspects of Korean culture. This handy guide won’t burden you with lists of grammar rules; just look up the phrases and cultural phrases that you need or read through the whole book for a general overview. You’ll be able to place material in a daily context with cultural tidbits, phonetic spelling of Korean words, and the recorded Korean dialogues on the accompanying CD. Exercises will jog your memory and reinforce everything that you learn. Find out how to: Use basic phrases and words correctly Converse intelligently about Korean culture Do business with a Korean company Say task-specific expressions Pronounce Korean words Put material in a real-world context Make a good first impression with Koreans Complete with lists of ten ways to learn Korean quickly, ten phrases to make you sound Korean, ten expressions that Koreans like to use, and ten things you should never do around a Korean, Korean For Dummies is your one-stop guide to speaking basic Korean and understanding the fundamentals of Korean culture.
A lonely Korean pop star learns her high school classmate, Jieun, died five years ago. So why is Jieun still texting? All four members of SIITY, a K-pop girl group, will appear on the first celebrity edition of ¿The Incredible Race¿ but their leader, Yubin, doesn¿t even like the people she performs with. To make matters worse, she's haunted by the ghost of a girl that died in high school and accuses Yubin of stealing her childhood dream. SIITY's problems don't end there. Rena is caught under her emotionally abusive father's thumb. Somi struggles to be taken seriously due to her learning disabilities. Tae-eun is told that if she doesn¿t sleep with powerful men in the media, her life and career will be over. After a near death experience, Tae-eun¿s latent supernatural nature is awakened and she becomes a Gumiho, or nine-tailed fox woman. She won't be coerced for long. They must learn to work together to win their audiences' hearts, mend their individually broken spirits, and escape the magical beings that are drawn to them. If they fail professionally, they risk returning to lives where they've sacrificed their futures in pursuit of celebrity dreams. If they fail to navigate the supernatural currents they've been swept up in, they won't have lives at all.
Author: Adrian Besley
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
BTS is the breakthrough K-pop band. For the first time, this unofficial biography tells the story of the Korean boy band with a global army of fans, who have propelled their heroes to the top of the charts all over the world. Seven good-looking boys - RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook - who can dance as well as they can rap and sing, are tearing up the global music charts. Nothing new? Think again. BTS, who rose to fame in their native South Korea in 2013 and who sing almost entirely in Korean, are now a sensation in the US, the UK and the rest of the world. K-pop is a growing phenomenon in the West, and over the last few years, it has steadily gathered a huge global following. With their talent, dedication, good looks, fabulous choreography, and catchy blend of pop, hip hop and RnB, BTS are leading the advance. - BTS's latest album 'Love Yourself: Tear' went straight to #1 in the US charts - the first ever Korean album to achieve this - They were recently profiled in US Vogue - the first K-pop band to be granted such an honour - The music video for their recent single 'Fake Love' got 36 million views on YouTube within 24 hours of release, and hit 100 million views in 8 days - The music video for 'MIC Drop (Steve Aoki Remix)' has had over 262 million views on YouTube since December 2017 - They won the 2018 Billboard Music Award for 'Top Social Artist' for the second year in a row - Listed by Forbes as the most retweeted artist on Twitter in March 2016 - and their fanbase has ballooned since then - Named in Time magazine's 'Top 25 Most Influential People on the Internet 2017' list - The boys recently announced a World Tour for 2018, which sold out in minutes Extensively researched, and written in an upbeat and accessible style, this book interweaves the success stories of each of the boys with how the band got together, while documenting their amazing rise to fame in Southeast Asia, and then the world. It includes 16 pages of full colour photographs of the band playing live, posing and having fun.
Author: Soyoung Lee, Denise Patry Leidy, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
"The Silla Kingdom, which flourished in Korea from 57 B.C. to 935 A.D., is known for its intricately crafted ornaments, many in resplendent gold, and for the creation of prominent Buddhist temples. Silla focuses on the striking artistic traditions of the Old and Unified Silla Kingdoms (4th-8th century), and is the first publication in English to explore the artistic and cultural legacy of this ancient realm. Among the topics explored are Korea's position as the eastern culmination of the Silk Road in the first millennium A.D. and the character and evolution of Buddhism, as illuminated by objects from major monuments, temples, and tombs. The book also presents new research about Silla's ancient capital, Gyeongju, which is known for the Gyerim-ro Dagger, as well as the pottery, glass, and beads discovered in tombs located there."--Publisher's description.
Learn Korean Thru K-Pop
Author: Peter Kang, Jinjoo Lee
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
K-pop for language learning? Is this a gimmick? Yes, it could be. But it isn't, if properly done. Songs are engaging, endlessly repeatable, clearly pronounced, vernacular, and singable of course. This book is made to make songs useful for learning the Korean language. Translations are explained and made accessible. The songs are selected for learning usefulness and organized by grammar. Big Bang, Girl's Generation, PSY, Apink, Beast and other favorites. Your favorite songs- Gangnam Style, I Got A Boy, I Am The Best, Loser and more. Whether you are a student of Korean or simply a K-pop fan who wants to understand. This book is for you. As the dictate goes- listen and learn! This book is not a textbook or workbook. All levels can find this useful. Beginners for phonics. For intermediates and advanced as an additional resource to supplement and enhance their learning practices.
Words That Work
Author: Frank Luntz
Publisher: Hachette Books
The nation's premier communications expert shares his wisdom on how the words we choose can change the course of business, of politics, and of life in this country In Words That Work, Luntz offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the tactical use of words and phrases affects what we buy, who we vote for, and even what we believe in. With chapters like "The Ten Rules of Successful Communication" and "The 21 Words and Phrases for the 21st Century," he examines how choosing the right words is essential. Nobody is in a better position to explain than Frank Luntz: He has used his knowledge of words to help more than two dozen Fortune 500 companies grow. Hell tell us why Rupert Murdoch's six-billion-dollar decision to buy DirectTV was smart because satellite was more cutting edge than "digital cable," and why pharmaceutical companies transitioned their message from "treatment" to "prevention" and "wellness." If you ever wanted to learn how to talk your way out of a traffic ticket or talk your way into a raise, this book's for you.
Korean Made Simple
Author: Billy Go
Publisher: GO! Billy Korean
Korean Made Simple is a book for anyone who wishes to begin learning the Korean language. No matter your age, you can learn how to read, write, speak and understand Korean. Learn the Korean writing system, Korean culture, and even history. Learn over 1,000 vocabulary words and phrases through 20 in-depth and fun lessons, filled with plenty of examples. Additionally, practice sections with answer keys are built into every chapter. This book also contains additional advanced level notes for more skilled Korean speakers looking for a review of basic grammar and concepts, including a full appendix covering sound change rules. Audio files for the book are also available for free download from gobillykorean.com. Start your exciting journey into the Korean language today. Let's learn Korean!
This is the world's biggest little kpop quiz book dedicated to BTS, filled with 123 fun facts trivia questions.
When Janie Starks returns home, the small Black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of her affair with a younger man