Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, M.S.L.S.
University of South Carolina Lancaster
OK, so you’re a Kpop fan who:
1. “Sings along” with Kpop songs (“sing along” = mostly hums, singing all of the English words and the occasional saranghae/su itge/mumcheo obso words or phrases that stand out…
2. Follows Kpop idols on social media even though you can barely read Hangul
3. Want to know what your Kpop idols are saying when they post to social media sites…
Well, KPK has discovered THE app/website for you:
Flitto is a global language translation social media site. Users can join (for free!), pick their native language, and then follow people who post messages. Other users who can translate will transcribe any messages. And get this: sometimes the messages are not just in print! Super Junior-M’s Henry has posted recordings of his conversations with SHINee’s Taemin and EXO’s Xiumin. Below the recordings you’ll see the transcribed conversation in English (along with the Flitto user who transcribed the exchange).
Other Kpop Idols appearing on this awesome site include:
- Lee Minho
- Kim Heechul
- SHINee’s Onew, Jonghyun, and Key
- Jay Park
Is your idol there? Check out Flitto to finally understand all those messages they left for you!
Flitto is also available on Google Play and iTunes (cost: free!)