BTS (pictured) and K-pop as a whole have played a large part in the global rise in popularity of the Korean language and pop culture. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment BTS (pictured) and K-pop as a whole have played a large part in the global rise in popularity of the Korean language and pop culture. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment
BTS (pictured) and K-pop as a whole have played a large part in the global rise in popularity of the Korean language and pop culture. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment

How BTS, Blackpink and K-pop have boosted the Korean language’s popularity worldwide, from oppa to saranghae

  • Korean words and phrases are crossing language barriers and appearing all over the internet
  • They reflect the surge in popularity of K-pop, K-drama and Korean pop culture

Topic |   K-pop, Mandopop and other Asian pop
BTS (pictured) and K-pop as a whole have played a large part in the global rise in popularity of the Korean language and pop culture. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment BTS (pictured) and K-pop as a whole have played a large part in the global rise in popularity of the Korean language and pop culture. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment
BTS (pictured) and K-pop as a whole have played a large part in the global rise in popularity of the Korean language and pop culture. Photo: Big Hit Entertainment
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