March 30, 2014

Let's Learn Together: Dance (nanana) // 스테파니

Let's Learn Together:  Dance (nanana) // 스테파니 [Stephanie]

Song:  Dance (nanana)
Artist:  스테파니 [Stephanie]
Album:  The New Beginning - Single
Lyrics:  music.naver.com
Company:  SM Entertainment & Media Line Entertainment

English:  10 / 10
Translation Difficulty:  0 / 10



Please credit "auditionadviceandthoughts@blogspot.com" or "angelsfallfast."

Just A Few Words:
This song is a great way to show off Stephanie's English fluency.  I'm not a huge fan of her voice (she sounds like she's swallowing her voice - basically like Shakira), but it's obviously a good voice after some SM polishing.  It was also nice to see her get some stage time after a back injury nearly ended her ballet and idol career and CSJH's indefinite hiatus.

English:  10 / 10
The English on this track was probably significantly helped by the fact both the main singer and the guest singer (Amber from f(x)) are both fluent English speakers.  All the English makes sense and is pronounced correctly.

Translation Difficulty:  0 / 10
This song was actually pretty easy!

10 Words:
  1. 머리 (noun):  "hair"
    1. *Usually translates as "head" but in this context it has a different meaning.
  2. 조명 (noun);  "lighting" or "illumination"
  3. 터지다 (verb):  "to burst" or "pop"
  4. (noun):  "sweat" or "perspiration"
  5. 젖다 (verb):  "get [be] wet [drenched]" or "get damp" or "get moist" or "get soaked"
  6. 울리다 (verb):  "sound" or "ring" or "toll" or "peal" or "go off" or "echo" or "(around/through) reverberate" or "resound"
    1. *Usually translates as "cry" but in this context it has a different meaning.
  7. 퍼지다 (verb):  "to spread (out)" or "flare out"
  8. 춤추다 (verb):  "dance (a dance" or "do a dance"
  9. 적시다 (adjective):  "wet" 
  10. 사작되다 (verb):  "begin"
Credit:  dic.naver.com

Politeness Level:
Low Casual
The singer is extremely confidant with the listener.  The speaker either thinks of the listener as someone far beneath their status or the listener is a child.
-->  In this case, the singer feels extremely comfortable with the listener.


Dance (nanana)

Yo listen up!  This is Amber from f(x).
Yo Steph's back.  We gotta good one for y'all.
Better listen up!  Hey, hey, let's do this!

나의 머리에 조명이 쏟아진다
I; me + [POS] // head; {hair} + [LOC] // lighting; illumination + [SUB] // to pour (off); gush
The lighting {of the club} pours off my head.
-->  The light pours off my hair.
음악 소리가 귓가에 들린다
music + sound + [SUB] // rim of the ear + [LOC] // to hear; to be heard
The sound of music is heard in the rim of [my] ear.
-->  [I] hear the sound of the music in the rim of my ear.
--->  I hear the music in my ears.
나의 심장은 터질듯 뛰고 온 몸이 리듬을 탄다
I; me + [POS] // heart + [TOP] // to burst; pop + to be like; as if // to beat; pound; thump; to go crazy; go wild + and // whole; entire // body; figure + [SUB] // rhythm + [OBJ] // to ride
As for my heart, my heart beats like it's bursting and my whole body rides the rhythm.
-->  My heart pounds like it's bursting and my whole body rides the rhythm.
나의 노래가 울려 퍼지고 있다
I; me + [POS] // song; music + [SUB] // to ring; sound; echo; reverberate; resound + to spread out; flare out + {progressive tense}
My song is spreading out and echoing.
-->  My song echoes and spreads.

모두 신나게 춤추며 다 함께 날 따라해봐
all; everybody // to be elated (by/at) + [MOD] // to dance + {simultaneously} // all; {emphasis} // together (with) // I; me + [OBJ] // to follow; imitate; copy; repeat after + {try} + {imperative}
While everybody dances in an elated manner, {everyone} all together try to copy me.
-->  Everybody try to copy me while everybody dances elatedly.
--->  *Everybody follow me while you elatedly dance.
모두 리듬을 타면서 다 힘께 춤을 춰
all; everybody // rhythm + [OBJ] // to ride + {simultaneously} // all; {emphasis} // together (with) // to dance
While everybody rides the rhythm, {everyone} all together dance.
-->  Everybody dance together while everybody rides the rhythm.
--->  *Dance together while we ride the rhythm.

Everybody listen to the music now
Everybody rock it to the music now
Everybody bounce to the music now
Singing nanana nanana nanana na
Everybody listen to the music now
Everybody rock it to the music now
Everybody bounce to the music now
Singing nanana nanana nanana na

나나 나나나나나나 나나 나나
nana // nananananana // nana // nana
Nana nananananana nana nana
나나나나나나 나나 나나
nananananana // nana // nana
Nananananana nana nana
나나나나나나 나나나 나나나
nananananana // nanana // nanana
Nananananana nanana nanana

나의 꿈들이 다시 또 춤을 춘다
I; me + [POS] // dream + {plural} + [SUB] // again; once more // again; once more // to dance
My dreams once again dance.
-->  My dreams are dancing again.
나의 노래가 다시 또 숨 쉰다
I; me + [POS] // song; music + [SUB] // again; once more // again; once more // to breathe
My music once again breathes.
-->  My music is breathing again.
나의 온몸이 땀에 다 젖고
I; me + [POS] // entire; whole + body; figure + [SUB] // sweat; perspiration + [LOC] // all; {emphasis} // to get wet; drenched; get damp; get soaked + and
나의 열정이 미친 듯 뛴다
I; me + [POS] // passion; ardor; fervor + [SUB] // to go crazy; be out of one's mind + to be like; as if // to beat; pound; thump
My passion is beating like it is going crazy.
-->  My passion is beating like crazy.
나의 음악이 울려 퍼지고 있다
I; me + [POS] // music + [SUB] // to ring; sound; echo; reverberate; resound + to spread out; flare out + {progressive tense}
My music is spreading out and echoing.
-->  My music echoes and spreads.

모두 신나게 춤추며 다 함께 날 따라해봐
all; everybody // to be elated (by/at) + [MOD] // to dance + {simultaneously} // all; {emphasis} // together (with) // I; me + [OBJ] // to follow; imitate; copy; repeat after + {try} + {imperative}
While everybody dances in an elated manner, {everyone} all together try to copy me.
-->  Everybody try to copy me while everybody dances elatedly.
--->  *Everybody follow me while you elatedly dance.
모두 리듬을 타면서 다 힘께 춤을 춰
all; everybody // rhythm + [OBJ] // to ride + {simultaneously} // all; {emphasis} // together (with) // to dance
While everybody rides the rhythm, {everyone} all together dance.
-->  Everybody dance together while everybody rides the rhythm.
--->  *Dance together while we ride the rhythm.

Everybody listen to the music now
Everybody rock it to the music now
Everybody bounce to the music now
Singing nanana nanana nanana na
Everybody listen to the music now
Everybody rock it to the music now
Everybody bounce to the music now
Singing nanana nanana nanana na

나나 나나나나나나 나나 나나
nana // nananananana // nana // nana
Nana nananananana nana nana
나나나나나나 나나 나나
nananananana // nana // nana
Nananananana nana nana
나나나나나나 나나나 나나나
nananananana // nanana // nanana
Nananananana nanana nanana

I've been waiting for this moment
Everybody put you hands in the air
이 순간을 위해 내가 참아왔던 시간
this // moment; instant + {for the sake of} // I; me + [SUB] // suppress; stifle; control; restrain + {to continue to} + {past tense - completed} + [MOD] // time
The time that had (in the past) continued to restrain this moment for my sake.
-->  The time that had restrained this moment for my sake.
--->  Time that had held this moment back for me.
---->  Time held this moment for me.
I can feel my sweat falling down on my cheek
내 발끝을 적셔 the passion's getting hotter
I; me + [POS] // tiptoe(s) + [OBJ] // to be wet; get soaked // the passion's getting hotter
[I] am soaked {to} my tiptoes, the passion's getting hotter
-->  I'm soaked {down} to my tiptoes, the passion's getting hotter
--->  *I'm soaked all the way down to my toes, the passion's getting hotter
내가 춤을 추던 나의 공간 속에 touch
I; me + [SUB] // to dance a dance + {past completed} + [MOD] // I; me + [POS] // space; room // inside + [LOC] // touch
{Your} touch that I had (in the past) danced in.
-->  I had danced in your touch.
--->  I danced in your touch.
---->  *I danced at your touch.
내가 노래하던 나의 미래 속에 shout
I; me + [SUB] // song; music + to do + {past tense - completed} // I; me + [POS] // the future // inside + [LOC] // shout
{Your} shout inside my future that I had (in the past) sung.
-->  I had sung in your shout.
--->  I sang in your shout.
---->  *I sing when you shout.
Come on, Steph!  Show these people what you've got, sis!
다시 시작된 거야 The Queen has returned!
again; once more // to begin + {probable future tense} /// The Queen has returned!
{We} will begin once more.  The Queen has returned!
-->  We will begin again.  The Queen has returned!
--->  We'll start again.  The Queen has returned!

Everybody listen to the music now
Everybody rock it to the music now
Everybody bounce to the music now
Singing nanana nanana nanana na
Everybody listen to the music now
Everybody rock it to the music now
Everybody bounce to the music now
Singing nanana nanana nanana na

나나 나나나나나나 나나 나나
nana // nananananana // nana // nana
Nana nananananana nana nana
나나나나나나 나나 나나
nananananana // nana // nana
Nananananana nana nana
나나나나나나 나나나 나나나
nananananana // nanana // nanana
Nananananana nanana nanana