Run BTS: Korean wordplay explained

Here you can find explanations of any jokes and comments made in Run BTS that are language-based or lost in translation, as well as some cultural notes and context for jokes that are rooted in Korean history and/or pop culture.

I hope that in these episode-by-episode breakdowns I can help non-Korean speakers and Korean learners get more out of their language learning and out of Run BTS. I will be completing these all very slowly, so please be patient. I will post on twitter every time I add a new episode to the list.

Before you dive in, please read this Run BTS Language Primer.


Run BTS Episodes

Episode 155: Finale Part 2

Episode 154: Finale Part 1

Episode 153: Nostalgic Songs Part 2

Episode 152: Nostalgic Songs Part 1

Episode 151: War of Money Hotel Staycation Part 2

Episode 150: War of Money Hotel Staycation Part 1

Episode 149: BTS Interior Design Part 2

Episode 148 BTS Interior Design Part 1

Episode 147: BTS Village in Joseon Dynasty Part 3

Episode 146: BTS Village in Joseon Dynasty Part 2

Episode 145: BTS Village in Joseon Dynasty Part 1

Episode 144: Run BTS Gayo

Episode 143: Run BTS Books

Episode 142: The Perfect Combination

Episode 141: Bangtan Variety Show Collaboration Part 2

Episode 140: Bangtan Variety Show Collaboration Part 1

Episodes 138 & 139: BTS Table Tennis Class

(more episodes coming soon)


Run BTS Korean wordplay and puns explained