Base Line

English translation and Korean lesson with the lyrics of Base Line by j-hope of BTS, from the 2018 album Hope World.


Produced & written by: j-hope, Supreme Boi

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내 음악의 Base Line

The Base Line of my music

내 = I, me, my

음악 = music

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


내 몸짓의 Base Line

The Base Line of my movements

몸짓 = a body movement


내 삶 속의 Base Line

The Base Line in my life

삶 = life

속 = the inside of something


내 성공의 Base Line

The Base Line of my success

성공 = success


Base Line

지금부터 Base Time

Base Time from now on

지금 = now

-부터 = from X, since X


느껴지는 Base 차이

The difference in Base that you can feel

느껴지다 = to be felt

차이 = a difference


When you see my Base Line

내 세상에 있어

you’re in my world.

세상 = a world

-에 = at X, on X (세상에)

있다 = to be found, to exist


본질은 늘 깨있어

The core of me is always awake.

본질 = the essence, the nature of something

늘 = always

깨다 = to wake up

-아 있다 / -어 있다 = passive state. IE: not in the act of waking up, but in the state of being awake (깨있어)


증오를 입력해

Why are you inputting hatred?

왜 = why

증오 = hatred

입력하다 = to input


I don’t need your hate code

They say, Base on

근거 없는 채점

No basis for the way they grade.

근거 = ground, basis

없다 = to not be found, not exist

채점 = grading, scoring


그들에게 뱉어

I spit at them.

그 = that, those, he, him

-들 = makes a noun plural (그들에게)

-에게 = to X, for X (그들에게)

뱉다 = to spit


Hope World, Base Line

Street Dance

10년에

for 10 years

년 = a year


육체 리듬으로 잘 다듬어진 Rap

My Rap is well polished by the rhythm of my body

육체 = one’s body

-으로 = via X, through X (리듬으로)

잘 = well (as in “he sings well”)

다듬다 = to polish, to refine


현 네임택

Current name tag:

현 = current


Top Class

But 아직도 피 끓는 Life Plan

But a Life Plan that I’m still fired up about

아직 = still, yet

피 = blood

끓다 = to be boiling


간절해

I’m desperate

간절하다 = ardent, fervent, desperate


내 음악의 꿈이 아직 남아 있기에

Because my dreams of music still remain.

꿈 = a dream

남다 = to be left

-기에 = “because X”. Used when giving a reason why one is doing something (있기에)


열일 해

I work hard

열일하다 = short for “열심히 일하다”.

열심히 =  diligently, “hard-workingly”

일하다 = to work


매일 매일

everyday

매일 = every day


내 직업에 감사함이 나의 본 Base

Appreciation for my work is my main Base.

직업 = one’s work

감사하다 = to appreciate

나 = I, me

본 = chief, main


내 수저로 다 떠먹어 버려

I’m going to use my spoon to eat you all up.

(Read about Korean spoon class theory here.)

수저 = a spoon

다 = all, everyone, everything

떠먹다 = to scoop up and eat

-어 버리다 / -아 버리다 = to “completely” do X, to “go and do X”. Read more here. (떠먹어 버려)


유비무환 나이기에 걱정은 없어

I’m ready, I’m in my prime, so I’m not worried.

유비무환 = a phrase that equates to “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” or “better safe than sorry”

나이 = age

걱정 = a worry


Base Line 내 성과의 원천

My Base Line is the origin of the fruits of my labour.

성과 = the fruits of one’s labour, the results of something

원천 = source, origin


Hope World 이제 모든 세상을 엎어

Hope World is going to overturn the whole world.

이제 = now

모든 = every

엎다 = to overturn, to know over


누구보다 열심히 했기에 데뷔해

I debuted because I worked harder than anyone

누구 = who, someone, anyone

-보다 = compared to X, more than X (누구보다)

하다 = to do


덜 자고 더 해서 됐기에, 날 위해

because I slept less and worked more, for me.

덜 = less

자다 = to sleep

-고 = X and (자고)

더 = more

-아서 / -어서 = because X (해서)

되다 = to become

위하다 = to be for X, for the benefit of X (X being the preceding noun)


영화 같은 인생의 Main Base, Mainstay

The Main Base of this movie-life life is Mainstay

영화 = a movie

같다 = to be like X (X being the preceding noun)

인생 = one’s life


정신 못 차린 애들 다, Play Back

All you guys who can’t get it together, Play Back

정신 = one’s mind, spirit

못 = to not be able to do X (X being the accompanying verb)

차리다 = to set, to prepare, to fix

정신 차리다 = to come to one’s sense, to get it together

애 = a guy, that guy


내 음악의 Base Line

The Base Line of my music

내 몸짓의 Base Line

The Base Line of my movements

내 삶 속의 Base Line

The Base Line in my life

내 성공의 Base Line

The Base Line of my success

Base Line

지금부터 Base Time

Base Time from now on

느껴지는 Base 차이

The difference in Base that you can feel

Watch the base line


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