Granny Kim has replied to your questions from last week’s contest!
Do you know what NAMJA, YUHJA and CHINGOO mean? You don’t? Time for some edutainment. (Note: edutainment = education + entertainment)
NAMJA means “man,” but is also used as “boy” and “male.”
YUHJA means “woman,” but is also used as “girl” and “female.”
CHINGOO simply means “friend.”
Here are some word equations:
namja + chingoo = namjachingoo
(boy + friend = boyfriend)
yuhja + chingoo = yuhjachingoo
(girl + friend = girlfriend)
Now that you know YUHJA, NAMJA and CHINGOO, think you can spot them within context? I challenge you to take the following quiz. I promise it’ll be fun :)
Answers are located at the end of this blog entry. No peeking!
Question #1: When does the NAMJA and YUHJA appear in 2NE1′s “I Am the Best”?
Question #2: Where is the fourth YUHJA in Lee Seungi’s “Because You’re My Girl”? Click for English subtitles.
Question #3: How many CHINGOOs appear in Big Bang’s “Bad Boy”?
Question #4: Can you find the first YUHJA in Boyfriend’s “Don’t Touch My Girl”?
GRAND FINALE QUESTION #5: How many YUHJAs and NAMJAs are in KISS’s “Because I’m a Girl” (2001)?
This one-hit wonder remains an old-school Korean classic. Ladies, get a tissue. Gentlemen, it’s okay to cry. Many namjas admitted to tearing up when watching this video. You are not alone.
Answer #1: NAMJA appears at 1:54.
남자들은 날 돌아보고
Namjadeureun nal dorabogo
Guys turn around to look at me
YUHJA appears at 1:56.
Girls follow what I do
Answer #2: The fourth YUHJA is sung at 0:54. High five if you got it! If you didn’t, high five for trying!
Answer #3: CHINGOO appears once at 1:51.
내 꿈속의 신부 이제 그냥 친구
Nae ggoomsokae shinbu eejae geunyang chingoo
Bride of my dream now we’re only friends
Answer #4: The first YUHJA appears at 1:13.
내 여자 손대지마
Nae yuhja sondaejima
Don’t touch my girl
Answer #5 (see below for update): Think you found them all? Write your answer in the comment section with a fun question to Billy Jin. First *three* people to get the correct answer wins a reply from this week’s KWOW host Billy Jin! No questions, no reply. Good luck :)
ANSWER #5 REVEALED! (updated June 4)
-NAMJA is sung and spoken 4 times at: 1:03, 2:12, 3:49, and 6:01.
-YUHJA is sung and spoken 13 times at: 1:57, 2:31, 3:02, 4:08, 4:58, 5:07, 5:34, 6:12, 6:52, 7:02, 7:28, 7:42, and 7:36.
-TOTAL namjas and yuhjas: 17