Korea’s strongest girl group is finally coming to Japan this summer!!
They’re pretty like Barbie dolls with their beautiful and radiant long legs, men and women of all ages love these 9 angels. It really seems to be a girls’ generation.
Our password is, “Right now, it’s Girls’ Generation!”
—In Korea you guys well known for being fashion leaders, what is a noteworthy fashion item for this summer?
Taeyeon: Because sleeveless shirts and mini bottoms increase in the summer, I think it’s fun to wear vintage bracelets on ones arms and legs.[/b]
Hyoyeon: “Wear simple clothes with big accessories is a big point. It’s cute to layer several bracelets and wear wrist watches .
Tiffany: This year I’ve noticed floral printed one piece dresses and airy long dresses. It seems their really popular in my neighborhood too.
Sunny: Of course short shorts are in! Short shorts are really popular among the SNSD members right now.
Sooyoung: Oh, yes! Long shirts are also stylish to wear.
Jessica: Plaid shirts are also good.
Seohyun: If you add comfortable strappy shoes, then you’ve already perfectly completed SNSD’s summer style.
—In addition to short shorts, what’s also popular among the members currently?
Seohyun: We watch the TV. We monitor our performances on programs.
Yoona: In June, we were all watching the World Cup. It was really exciting!
Hyoyeon: Another thing that’s popular is fruits. We love them and we’re always preparing them on location.
Yuri: Since it’s summer, we often eat shaved ice (snow-cones) and ice cream!
—You’re going to perform your Showcase concert at Ariake Coliseum (August 25th). What did you think when you found out you would be debuting in Japan?
Sooyoung: I’ve already lived in Japan before. I love Japanese food, so I was really happy.
Sunny: It’s going to be a new challenge. At first I worried with things like, “Will this turn out well?” But now I’m really looking forward to it!
Yuri: I felt in only one word, “Fight!” (Note: Fight/Faito is a Japanese version of Fighting/Hwaiting!) Because I’m together with the members, I have more anticipation than anxiety.
Yoona: I’m naturally worried about language. So, I had better do my best and study more Japanese.
—How are you studying Japanese?
Taeyeon: I’ve been interested in Japanese culture since middle school and I studied Japanese a little bit. My favorite word is….”Yatta”!? (Note: Yatta means “Hooray” or literally “I did it!”)
Hyoyeon: Right now, we’re all getting lessons through our office, and we are also studying by listening to Japanese songs and watching Japanese dramas.
Tiffany: Because I like Miyazaki Hayao’s works, I am studying by watching animes like “My Neighbor Totoro”. But, I’m still a beginner….
Yoona: I can’t really participate in the lessons at the office very much. So, I’ll tell you in the future. My favorite Japanese is “Doki doki” and “Arigatou gozaimasu”. (Note: “Doki Doki” is the sound of your heart beating and “arigatou gozaimasu” means “Thank you.”)
Jessica: I like the standard phrase “Aishiteru”. (Note: “Aishiteru” means “I love you”.) I also like the way “Chotto zutsu” sounds, it’s cute. (Note: “Chotto zutsu” means “A little bit”.)
Sunny: Weeell, this is a question but, is it true that you can hold a conversation with just the 2 words “Doumo” and “Douzo”? (Note: Doumo and Douzo have a lot of different meanings.)
—Yes, you could say that, nice discovery (Haha). Everyone, do you guys have a favorite J-POP song and Karaoke song that you’re particularly good at?
Jessica: Mika Nakashima’s “Yuki no Hana”!
Tiffany: A senpai from my company, BoA’s “Possibility”. (Note: Senpai is the same as Sunbae.) In addition to that, I also like m-flo, I have all of his albums.
Lastly, please tell us your goal for Japan.
Taeyeon: I want to quickly let everyone in Japan hear, see and feel SNSD’s music and stage performances. Please look forward to us!
Yuri: I’ll work hard so fans fill up the big venues. Everyone, let’s have fun this summer!
Translated by: Kanki@Soshified.com
Source: Marugoto K-POP GIRLS Magazine
tiffany liking m-flo \o/ lol favorite japanese words.