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Shake up Summer: lyrics!

August 28, 2009
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Hey! It’s Thursday (well, I haven’t gone to bed yet so it’s still Thursday to me!) so that means it’s “Shake up Summer” time. This week I want to bring you some links to places that do great lyric translations. I know most people here like Asian music, but there are quite a few of us who can’t fluently speak the language of the songs. That’s where these places come in! Of course, the Soompi forums and fansites come in handy too, but they aren’t the only options. Sadly, I don’t have any go-to site for non-Korean or Japanese language music, so feel free to tip me off about one (or more) for other languages!


  • (Korean) Formerly, YeEun 2 Grace is the move amazing place for lyric translations. The site only has one translator, YeEun/Grace. However, don’t let this get you down! Even though this means there aren’t translations going up all the time, the ones she posts are perfect. You can always expect her lyrics to be coherent and she will include notes on cultural references when necessary. AWESOME!
  • TheAsianMission@youtube: (Korean) The Asian Mission is a fantastic lyric translator who tends to focus on material no one else touches. Lots of Nell, MC Sniper, and Epik High, but other artists too. He does such a good job with the translations; unlike a lot of people, he doesn’t try too hard to make things as literal as all get out. It’s all about flow for The Asian Mission. Better yet, everything comes out as a subbed video, so you get the translation as the words are said. You should check out his YouTube channel ASAP!
  • Mognet: (Japanese) Want J-pop translations? Mognet has a huge listing of translations. I don’t go there a lot because I don’t listen to J-pop often, but whenever I want a lyric translation of a Japanese song I know exactly where to look. They are fabulous for having English, Romaji, and Kanji lyrics up for everyone to enjoy. It helps when you’re looking for a particular version–what’s better than having everything in the same place?
  • (Korean) I think most people know about this one, but for those who don’t: This is the ultimate stop for K-pop lyrics. It’s better for older lyrics, however, because the site’s owner took a long break up until a few months ago. STILL! You can find English, Romanized, and Hangul lyrics in the same area. It’s really nice.
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  1. August 28, 2009 12:25 pm

    Thanks for the links! I’ll check them out when I’m desperate to know any K-Pop songs and learn the words properly.

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