This article was originally posted in 2017, re-published today with minor revisions.
For Korean pop culture enthusiasts, romanization is a crucial part of life. It makes our stay in the fandom essentially
First of all, I don't claim to be an expert of the Korean language. I still need subtitles when I watch my favorite Korean variety shows. But as a K-Pop fan, I'm pretty sure most, if not all, of us have heard the questions "Do