As an avid consumer of K-media, learning how to speak in Korean has been on my to-do list for so long but I lack the motivation to go through with it. I figure that the subtitles and lyrics translations are there so why force my remaining brain cell to work overtime, you know? Today, Big Hit Entertainment announced a new project that might just change my mind.
On the newly created Twitter account for Big Hit Edu, the company posted the official trailer for the “Learn! KOREAN with BTS Book Package.” In the animated video, an ARMY catches a BTS livestream but struggles to understand what the members are saying and feels sad because she couldn’t send type in her message in Hangul. It’s a common enough problem that I know a lot of K-pop fans can relate to.
The book package will be available on the Weverse’s, Big Hit’s multimedia platform, online shop on Aug. 24. We’ll have to wait for more details but I’m curious to see how similar it will be to the previously released “Learn Korean with BTS” video series which featured clips from the group’s variety show and behind the scenes specials. Will we be learning Korean by studying their previous messages to fans, transcripts to their videos or even their speech at the United Nations?
While we’re exchanging guesses, let’s also take this time to appreciate another cute BTS goodie: the first Tiny Tan animated short with its “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” vibe.