I realize this is not the place to discuss KPop, but I have no other contact with people who like KPop. So, ARMYs, and anyone who speaks Chinese (or Japanese?), I need your thoughts please!
On the Love Yourself album titles, there are Chinese characters. I was curious and don't know Chinese very well so had to use the very unreliable Google Translate. The " 起" from Wonder seems to mean begin, start, or from. The "承" from Her seems to mean by, bear, or support. The " 結" from Answer seems to mean knot, bound, bear, or from. The "轉" from Tear seems to mean turn, or shift. By the way, is tear like crying- tear or ripping- tear? Or both?
I had seen theories that "boy meets what" meant W-Wonder H-Her A-Answer T-Tear So I tried putting the characters in that order to see if it meant anything because, honestly, byt themselves they didn't seem to mean much. Also I was curious and bored and had better things to do with my life but didn't want to do them. By arranging the characters like this: 起 承 結 轉 I got from Google Translate "Carry forward." (Anyone love Carry On?) I tried Japanese, but it gave me "starting and rolling" and a buch of sounds. In case BTS had said anything about this, I searched "Love yourself carry forward." I found a page of quotes. The first one on it was this: “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart Who knows, maybe it's a coincidence, but I seems to have a lot of the ideas BTS is conveying. Could they be getting inspiration from this?
So, I have questions. 1) Are these translations corrcet? 2) Are there other meanings to the characters? 3) Am I insane? 4) What are your thoughts?
Again, sorry this is long and not Korean- Learning related, but this is the only place I have any contact with ARMYs and I really want to know.
yes. tho im not chinese or japanese but those are the meanings of the albums. and tear is both crying and ripping. bts rm said that they poured both these meanings in the ly tear album esp the last track 'outro:tear' in which when rm says the line "ur my tear" it means the crying tear while when suga says the line it represents the ripping/tearing apart tear. and yes those are the meanings for those are the typical main points of a story line. the start, the support or illusionary happy time, the twist and then acceptance or moral of the story. tho in this line up answer ,which is the moral part, comes before tear so idk abt that. this is how the ly series and its albums are placed too. wonder(euphoria) being prologue, her being when the boy finds the girl and falls for her thinking its true love and starts changing to cater to her needs, then tear when he realizes it was fake and fnally answer: loving urself comes before loving others. as for the quote u mentioned idk but it could be very likely. and i think the "love urself carry forward" is the right translation