[article][learning Korean] MBLAQ check: Joonie gives big brother Rain top physique title.

Cloud cover by: Stephe, Managing Editor ^@@^

Cute article! And of course, you all know that I had to delve into the momzzang (a man with an attractive physique) thing and try to go from Romanization to Hangul text, because you can never practice Hangul/Korean enough if you’re serious about learning it. So… The first syllable was a cinch. 몸 (mom, a noun which means body, or health). Bingo! But then I got stumped because, to my knowledge, there is no double-z. So I tried a double-s sound instead to begin the last syllable (쌍, ssang) and threw the whole word into a translator to see what came out.

Pair, or twin. Body pair, or body twin. Mm. Heh… didn’t seem right. Next try, the double-j sound (ㅉ), which can easily sound like a shzzzzz combination. Bingo! 몸짱 (the entire word, both syllables together, means “muscular”). And here’s the final proof I needed:

After my Hangul tinkering, I found the word in KBS’s own article screen cap. 몸짱. Spelled momjjang.  Pronounced momzzang, according to KBS. And Rain is that, isn’t he? The top man when it comes to the male physique. And dear, dear Joonie is right behind him. Have mercy!

Stephe @cloudusa.wordpress.com / www.cloudusa.org


KBS Global Radio Hot Topic 6/20/11 — Writer: Honorary reporter Son Ji-yeon

Lee Joon regards Rain Top Momzzang

In the “Entertainment Era” corner on the episode of “Live Info Show” that aired on June 15, the cameramen paid a visit to the place where singer Lee Joon’s commercial for underwear was being filmed. Asked about the reason he was chosen to be an underwear commercial model, Lee Joon, a member of five-member dance group MBLAQ with the nickname of “an all-round idol,” joked, saying, “I was known for my good physique. But I think I was really chosen for my handsome face.”

Lee Joon is an idol known for his attractive physique. Who then did he think is the star “momzzang” (a man with an attractive physique) in the entertainment world? Lee admitted singer and actor Rain is the top “momzzang,” saying, “My older friend Rain is absolutely the best.” He revealed that his special method for keeping his body in shape is to not eat spicy, salty and fried foods and to exercise every day for at least ten minutes.

Lee Joon has shown off his firm abs on many programs and has been adored by female celebrities including Kim Jun Hee and Je A. One of the reasons for his popularity — aside from the abs — is his wackiness. Regarding his unique personality, he said, “I saw an article recently that says my IQ is under 100. However, my foolish image was created intentionally.” He added, “All my lines are deliberately thought out.” Viewers expressed great expectations for his future endeavors.

Writer: Honorary reporter Son Ji-yeon
Copyright ⓒ KBS & KBSi

(screen caps: KBS)

~ by Cloud USA on June 20, 2011.

12 Responses to “[article][learning Korean] MBLAQ check: Joonie gives big brother Rain top physique title.”

  1. he actually 21
    joonie is just trun 21 ahahahah


  2. Joonie is such a good actor.


  3. Lol @ Joonie acting like an idiot on purpose! I always loved his quirky and wacky behavior!


    • Yep. Hilarious. LOL!

      And yet there were fans who actually believed that it was all real and not for show, that MBLAQ really were village idiots and that they and Rain were at odds over their “unpredictable” behavior. I’m glad Joon finally said this, to back up all the times we said, “it’s just for ratings and fun, the Boys have Rain’s permission to act that way, Rain isn’t stupid, he isn’t weak, it’s Idol TV, think outside the box for five minutes, will ya…” Joon and Co. were just that good, I guess. Heheh. *shaking my head*

      Stephe ^@@^


  4. Joonie don’t have a hair of stupid in that pretty head of his!! He is a great actor, singer and dancer just as his mentor and friend Rain so me thinks that this boy is gonna be an amazing performer in years to come!!


  5. Joon looks so younger than his age and my fave MBlaq member. He;s cool and funny esp. with Bi. I know he will go far.


  6. awawawwa this so cute OH JOONIE u killing me at that talk and that look here that so good that i alway give a prob of your rain and i agreed with that too btw.. what wlse u learn i would love to set next to and speak it all to me ahahah awawawaw and of curse rain alway my piror momzzang” and i could wait to hear more from joonie oh rain your boy killing me here ekekek yes!! YES!! 🙂 JOONIE alway have sucha charming face and talk and yet when come to perfrom he oh to HOTNESS 🙂 WAY goes Rain see that the boy will stole all the fans heart joonie will be line up with phone Book Lol..


  7. Awww I love Joonie such a cutie, and thats right Joonie always hold high regards for Rain!….


  8. Yes Joonie does have a nice body and cute face. I love his personality, he is so funny! Also, so darn talented!


  9. Pleeeze tell me Joonie is over 22 so I don’t feel so scuzzy drooling over him?!?!


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