Learn Korean with BLACKPINK #21 – 처음, 마지막, 시작, 끝

Korean words for first, last, beginning, end : 처음, 마지막, 시작, 끝


Let’s learn Korean words for first, last, beginning, end with BLACKPINK lyrics.
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처음 [cheo-eum] first, the first

너의 눈에 비친 나의 모습이 늘 처음 만난 그 날만 같길
neo-ui nu-ne bi-chin na-ui mo-seu-bi neul cheo-eum man-nan geu nal-man gat-gil
My reflection in your eyes, I hope it will always be like the day we first met

*너(you) + 의(of) +
눈(eye) + 에(in) +
비친(비치다(be reflected) + ㄴ(noun modifier)) +
나(I) + 의(of) +
모습(reflection) + 이(subject particle) +
늘(always) +
처음(first) +
만난(만나다(meet) + ㄴ(noun modifier)) +
그(the) +
날(day) + 만(only) +
같길(같다(be same) + ~기를(I wish, = ~길)


마지막 [ma-ji-mak] last, the last

마지막 밤인 것처럼 love
ma-ji-mak ba-min geot-cheo-reom love
As if it’s our last night, love

*마지막(the last) +
밤인(밤(night) + 이다(be) + ㄴ(noun modifier)) +
것(thing) + 처럼(as if)


시작 [si-jak] beginning, start

새로운 시작이야. 절대 뒤돌아보진 않을 거니까
sae-ro-un si-ja-gi-ya. jeol-dae dwi-do-ra-bo-jin a-neul geo-ni-kka
It’s a new beginning. Because I won’t ever look back

*새로운(new) +
시작(beginning) + 이야(be, =이다) +
절대(never) +
뒤돌아보진 않을 거니까(뒤돌아보다(look book) + ~지 않다(don’t) + ~을 거니까(because))
(*When the verb ~이다 is conjugated with ~이야/야, 이야 is used for nouns ending with a consonant, 야 is used for nouns ending with a vowel).


[kkeut] end, finish

끝이 없을 것처럼 달려 너와 나
kkeu-chi eop-seul geot-cheo-reom dal-lyeo neo-wa na
You and me run like there’s no end

*끝(end) + 이(subject particle) +
없을(없다(there isn’t) + 을(noun modifier)) +
것(thing) + 처럼(like) +
달려(run) +
너(you) + 와(and) +
(*Word order is important for understanding English sentences, while particles (e.g. 은/는/이/가/을/를) are important for understanding Korean sentences.
It is important to note that in Korean the verb is at the end of the sentence, which is different from the order in English.
The following is more common, but because it’s lyrics, the subject may be backwards.
너와 나(subject) + … + 달려(verb))


Grammar Reference

*Noun + ~의 : of
ex)너의 : 너(you) + 의(of)
니 : 너(you) + 의(of) = 너의 = 네 = 니
나의 : 나(I) + 의(of)

*Noun + ~에/에는(=엔) : at[on, in, to, into]
ex)눈에 : 눈(eye) + 에(in)

*Noun + ~처럼/같이 : like, same
ex)밤인 것처럼 : 밤(night) + 이다(be) + ㄴ(noun modifier) + 것(thing) + 처럼(as if)
없을 것처럼 : 없다(there isn’t) + 을(noun modifier) + 것(thing) + 처럼(like)

*Noun + ~와/과 : with, and
ex)너와 나 : 너(you) + 와(and) + 나(I)
과 for nouns ending in a consonant, 와 for nouns ending in a vowel.

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