This is a little fact sheet that should help you out if you ever need to know some k pop lingo with helpful photos from Seventeen. Important stuff right here.
Song of the Day: Promise(I’ll be) by 2pm
Pre Debut: Anytime before they debuted. So this can be after they joined the company, or when they were younger.
Trainee: A trainee is what you are called while you are training to become a k pop idol with a company. This time is also what people refer to when they say “pre debut days.” Training usually starts at the end of middle school, beginning of high school. Training is very rigorous, where as right after school, trainees go to the company to do various different lessons and practices, and then go home to do homework and continue to practice. Most trainees do not go to sleep until after 12 am.
Dungeon: This is the what practice room used for trainees is called. By my description of trainee life, you can see why.
MV: Music Video.
Era: The promotion period. This can last for as long as the company sees fit. In the area they do music show performances, interviews, and variety shows.
Music Show: Music Shows are the main form of promotion in Korea. There are about 5 different Music shows that air on different days. These music Shows are basically a weekly competition between promoting artist, and the top artist is rewarded. These shows are done both live and Pre-Recorded, so it’s important for the artist voices to be in good shape, and their choreo memorized.
Fan Meets: usually after a Music show performance, artist may have a fan meet. This a chance for fans to greet artists, get autographs, maybe play games, and reap the benefits of being an official fan
Official Fan: These fans have signed up paid to be apart of an artist’s official fan group. This title comes with many benefits, including exclusive items.
Fan Cafe: A way for artist to talk to fans and give updates on their schedule beyond SMS(social media sites)
Repackage: Sometimes, a company will re-release an album with new a few new songs and new concept. This counts as a new era.
Sasaeng: name we have affectionately given the fans who take it too far, the stalkers, the mentally ill ones, and down right creepy ones.
Hyung: What you would call the oldest
Maknae: What you would call the youngest, but it would not be added when saying his/her name
Fighting: It can mean “cheer up!” or “we can do it!” Positive reinforcement
aegyo: Something you do in order to seem cute. There’s classics like “kiyomi (cute)” and new favorites like “shy, shy, shy ( from Twice’s Cheer Up)”
Iptok: Fairy, someone cute and delicate, or good at a specific thing
Big 3: The Three biggest companies in k pop, SM Entertainment, JYP Entertainment, and YG Entertainment.
Oppa: Older brother. Think “Onii-san”
Noona: Older sister. Think “Onee-san”
Photocards: A little card with a photo of a member you get with the physical album. The member (or unit) you get is random, but on the back, there is a signature and message from the member.
Visual: The member who is most visually pleasing. You know, good face, good hair, good body, good everything. The role is usually company assigned.
SVT’s Visual Line!