Christmas Love

English translation and Korean lesson with the lyrics of Christmas Love by Jimin of BTS.


Produced by: Slow Rabbit
Written by: Slow Rabbit, Jimin, RM

Find it here: Youtube •  SoundCloud


Intro:

Christmas I love you

You’re the one


Verse 1:

Oh I been waitin’ for this Christmas Day

벌써 내 마음은 이 하얀 거리 위로

My heart is already on those white streets.

벌써 = already

내 = I, me, my

마음 = one’s heart/mind (in the figurative sense, not the anatomical)

이 = this, these

하얗다 = to be white

거리 = a street

위로 = on


어젯밤 꿈엔 눈이 내렸어

Last night in my dreams snow was coming down.

어젯밤 = last night

꿈 = a dream

-에 = at X, in X (꿈엔)

눈 = snow

내리다 = to descend


이불 속에서 온종일 기다린 너

I’ve been waiting for you under the covers all day.

이불 = a blanket

속 = the inside of something

-에서 = inside X (속에서)

온종일 = all day

기다리다 = to wait for

너 = you


Chorus:

Christmas I love you

흰 눈처럼 소복소복

Like white snow, in heaps

흰 = white

-처럼 = like X (눈처럼)

소복이 = in heaps


넌 내 하루에 내려와

you descend on my day.

하루 = a day

내려오다: 내리다 = to descend + 오다 = to come


Christmas I love you

Oh you’re the one

영원토록 오늘이었으면 해

I wish today would last forever.

영원 = eternity, forever

-토록 = to the extent of X (영원토록)

오늘 = today

-으면 하다 / -면 하다 = I wish X would happen


Christmas love

Christmas love

오래도록 넌 내 마음에 남아줘

Please stay in my heart for a long time.

오래 = a long time

-도록 = to the extent of X, so that X happens (오래도록)

남다 = to remain, to be left

-아주다 / -어주다 = adds a nuance of “for” or “as a favour to” someone (남아줘)


Christmas love

Christmas love

기다렸던

The day I’ve been waiting for.

Today it’s Christmas Day


Verse 2:

힘껏 달려보기도 해 저기 어린아이처럼

I run with all my might, like those little kids over there.

힘껏 = with all one’s might

달리다 = to run

-어보다 / -아보다 = to give X a try, to see about doing X. Read more here. (달려보기도)

-기도 하다 = to do X as well (as well as doing another action) (달려보기도 해)

저기 = over there

어리다 = to be young, the age of a child

아이 = a child, a kid


저 구름 위로 하늘을 나는 기분이야

I feel like I’m on the clouds, flying through the air.

저 = that, those

구름 = a cloud

하늘 = a sky

날다 = to fly

기분 = a feeling


누군가 나의 얘길 듣는다면

If someone hears my words,

누군가 = someone, anyone

나 = I, me

-의 = indicates possession, like ‘s in English (나의)

얘기 = a story, the words someone is saying (standard form: 이야기)

듣다 = to hear, to listen

-는다면 = if X (듣는다면)


지금 이대로 시간을 멈춰주겠니

would you please stop time as it is right now?

지금 = now

이대로 = like this

시간 = time

멈추다 = to stop, to halt


Chorus:

Christmas I love you

흰 눈처럼 소복소복

Like white snow, in heaps

넌 내 하루에 내려와

you descend on my day.

Christmas I love you

Oh you’re the one

영원토록 오늘이었으면 해

I wish today would last forever.


Bridge:

사실은 나 너 떠나갈까 두려워

Truthfully, I’m afraid you’re going to leave

사실 = actually, a fact

떠나다 = to leave

두렵다 = to be scared


오늘은 짧으니까

because today is short.

짧다 = to be short

-으니까 / -니까 = because X


조금만 더 널 기다린 나를 위해

I’ve been waiting for you. Please, just for a little bit, for me,

조금 = a bit, a little

-만 = just X, only X (조금만)

더 = more

-를 위하다 / -을 위하다 = for X (나를 위해)


더 머물러줄래

would you stay longer?

머무르다 = to stay, to remain


Chorus:

Christmas I love you

흰 눈처럼 소복소복

Like white snow, in heaps

넌 내 하루에 내려와

you descend on my day.

Christmas I love you

Oh you’re the one

영원토록 오늘이었으면 해

I wish today would last forever.

Christmas love

Christmas love

오래도록 넌 내 마음에 남아줘

Please stay in my heart for a long time.

Christmas love

Christmas love

기다렸던

The day I’ve been waiting for.

Today it’s Christmas Day


Jimin Christmas Love lyrics English and Korean