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Are You A New K-Pop Fan? Here's Your Guide To The Fandom Language

These words will come in handy for any online conversation!
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You may have discovered your favorite K-pop group when you heard them on the radio, came across their name in an online article, or when they drew your attention on YouTube. And by now, we bet you are patiently waiting for the latest  merch you've ordered to arrive. Girl, you have come a long way as a K-pop fan and we are so proud of you!

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We're sure that you have heard of words like “stan,” “bias,” and “moots.” If your eyebrows met in the middle after reading these terms, don’t chu worry—we’ve also been there. That’s why we came up with a guide just for you! Allow us to introduce you to the fandom language and some of the words that are frequently used:

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Aegyo – a cute expression

How to use it in a sentence: “ITZY’s Lia’s aegyo made me weak in the knees. She's too adorable!”

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Anti – the opposite of a fan

How to use it in a sentence: “I will report this anti on Facebook, watch me.”

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Bias – your favorite member in a group

How to use it in a sentence: “Who’s your bias in Red Velvet?”

Bias wrecker – that one group member who keeps ruining your bias list

How to use it in a sentence: “EXO’s D.O is such a bias wrecker, my gosh.”

CF – commercial film, or simply commercial

How to use it in a sentence: “MAMAMOO just filmed their newest CF!”

Comeback – new music from a K-pop group

How to use it in a sentence: “I’m so excited for TXT’s comeback!”

Concept – the theme of a group’s comeback

How to use it in a sentence: “I just love the girls’ futuristic concept in their latest comeback.”

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Fancam – a closeup video captured by a fan

How to use it in a sentence: “I have been seeing a lot of K-pop fancams these days.”

Fanchant – words that fans sing along to during a K-pop group’s concert

How to use it in a sentence: “Yay! I already memorize SEVENTEEN’s “Left and Right” fanchant like the back of my hand.”

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Fanfic – short for fanfiction, these are fictional stories written by fans

How to use it in a sentence: “I used to be a fanfic writer way back in high school.”

Hwaiting! – translates to "Fighting!"; a word you can use when you want to encourage someone

How to use it in a sentence: “Hwaiting, sis! I believe in you!”

ISTG – I Swear To God; use this if you want to emphasize your point

How to use it in a sentence: “ISTG, Suga’s undercut will be the death of me.”

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YouTube/LEADER HJ & RM

Line – a common denominator among the members of a group (for example: the 97 line are those who are born in 1997; the rap line are the rappers in a group)

How to use it in a sentence: “The 97 line are all gorgeous!”

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Omo – means OMG or "Oh my gosh!" in Korean

How to use it in a sentence: “Omo, how to calm down??? Their performance is just ugh I have no words anymore.”

OP - means "original poster/post" or the source of photos/stories about your faves 

How to use in a sentence: "OP said Jin was very nice and polite when he visited their restaurant." 

OST – stands for Original Soundtrack; a song written for a K-drama

How to use it in a sentence: “You will love the entire Start-Up OST!”

YouTube/ClsQ

OOMF – One Of My Followers

How to use it a sentence: “OOMF happens to be a Blink!”

PAK – is not followed by ganern but means “Perfect all-kill," or when a song ranked first in all chart categories

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How to use it in a sentence: “Wow, IU’s recent single achieved a PAK!”

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Sasaeng – a suuuuper obsessed fan that invades the privacy of K-pop idols

How to use it in a sentence: “Those sasaengs better not mess up with my boys.”

Selca – a Korean term for selfie (literally translates to self camera)

How to use it in a sentence: “Omo, Taeyeon is so pretty in her selca!”

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Spazz – to do some serious fangirling

How to use it in a sentence: “Let’s spazz together on Twitter!”

Ship – when you ship someone, it means that you think that K-pop idol is compatible with another K-pop idol

How to use it in a sentence: “Grabe, I ship G-Dragon and Sandara Park so much!”

SOTY – Song of the Year, a *very* important award given to a track for being…well, the song of the year.

How to use it in a sentence: “Did you already cast your vote for the SOTY?”

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Stan – is not the name of a boy but of your nickname, aka a fan!

How to use it in a sentence: “I’m a huuuuge BTS stan!”

Merch – short for merchandise, these are the items related to a group that you will definitely add to cart

How to use it in a sentence: “Mom, have you seen my new Super Junior merch? I left them in my room last night.”

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Moots – means mutuals or the people you follow and engage with on social media. In short, internet friends.

How to use it in a sentence: “Good morning to everyone especially to my NCT moots.”

MV – short for music video

How to use it in a sentence: “I have been watching DAY6’s MVs for hours.”

YouTube/JYP Entertainment

Visual – the most attractive member in a group

How to use it in a sentence: “Tzuyu is TWICE’s visual. Did you know that she was hailed as TC Chandler's Most Beautiful Face?”

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