For First-Time Lovers (Banmal Song)

CNBLUE’s Jung Yonghwa just released his first digital solo today inspired by his on screen ‘wife’ SNSD’s Seohyun on a variety show We Got Married. The song called For First-Time Lovers (Subtitled: Banmal Song). It’s because Seohyun can’t speak banmal/drop honorifics to him even tho they are already close.

I really love this easy-listening song. Very catchy. Yonghwa is such a genius. It’s a sweet track that you can listen to anytime. Here is the lyrics:

처음 사랑하는 연인들을 위해 (Banmal Song)

The day when i first saw you

맨처음 너를 보던 날

Maencheoum neorul bodeon nal

Your bright smile full of shyness

수줍기만 하던 너의 맑은 미소도

Soojobgi manhadeon neoui malkun misodo

we’ll get closer after today

오늘이 지나면 가까워 질거야

Oneuli jinamyeon kakkawo jilgeoya

every day, I have heart-fluttering expectations

매일 설레는 기대를 해

Maeil seolle nun kidaerulhae

what to say to you

무슨 말을 건네 볼까

Mosum maleul keonne bolkka

How to get you to laugh

어떻게 하면 네가 웃어줄까

Eoddokhae hamyeon nega ooseojulkka

I fear it’ll get awkward when I try to hold your hand

손을 건네보다 어색해질까봐

Soneul geonne boda eosaekhae jilgabwa

all I can do is smile shyly

멋쩍은 웃음만 웃어봐

Motjjeokeun ooseumman ooseobwa

Hopefully we can speak banmal to each other

우리 서로 반말하는 사이가 되기를

Oori sora banmalhaneun saiga dwi gireul

even though it’s still awkward and unfamiliar

아직 조금 서투르고 어색한데도

Ajik jogeum seotureugo eosaekhandaedo

instead of saying ‘thank you’

고마워요 라는 말투 대신

Komaweoyo raneun maltudaesin

talk to me in a friendlier way

좀 더 친하게 말을 해줄래

Chomdeo chinhage maleul haejullae

Hopefully we can speak banmal to each other

우리 서로 반말하는 사이가 될거야

Oori sora banmalhaneun saiga dwaelgeoya

you walk towards me slowly, step by step

한걸음씩 천천히 다가와

Hangeoleumssik cheoncheonhi dagawa

now look at my two eyes and tell me

이젠 내 두눈을 바라보며 말을 해줄래

Ijen nae doonooneul barabomyeon maleul haejulllae

I love you

널 사랑해

Neol saranghae

The day when I held your hand

너와의 손을 잡던날

Neowaui soneul jabdeonnal

I felt my heart stop beating

심장이 멈춘듯한 기분들에

Simjangi meom chundeut hangiboondeule

I don’t even remember what I said

무슨말 했는지 기억조차 안나

Mooseun malhaenunji gieokjocha anna

All I feel is flutter in my stomach

마냥 설레는 기분인걸

Manyang seollaenun gibonilgeol

Hopefully we can speak banmal to each other

우리 서로 반말하는 사이가 되기를

Oori sora banmalhaneun saiga dwi gireul

even though it’s still awkward and unfamiliar

아직 조금 서투르고 어색한데도

Ajik jogeum seotooreugo eosaekhandedo

instead of saying ‘thank you’

고마워요 라는 말투 대신

Komaweoyoraneun maltu daesin

talk to me in a friendlier way

좀 더 친하게 말을 해줄래

Jomdeo chinhage mareul hae jullae

Hopefully we can speak banmal to each other

우리 서로 반말하는 사이가 될거야

Oori sora banmalhaneun saiga dwaelgeoya

you walk towards me slowly, step by step

한걸음씩 천천히 다가와

Hangeoleumssik  cheoncheonhi  dagawa

now look at my two eyes and tell me

이젠 내 두눈을 바라보며 말을 해줄래

Ijen nae doonooneul barabomeyon mareulhae julllae

I love you

널 사랑해

Neol saranghae

Hopefully we can fall in love with each other

우리 서로 사랑하는 사이가 되기를

Oori soro saranghaneun saiga dwi gireul

I’ll never let go of your two hands from my grasp

잡은 두손 영원히 놓지 않을꺼야

Jabeun duson yeongwonhi nohji anheulggeoya

the light of your eyes, gazing at me

바라보는 너의 눈빛속에

Baraboneun neoui nunbi soge

I hope there will only be joyful smiles

행복한 미소만 있길 바래

Haengbokhanmi soman igil barae

Hopefully we can fall in love with each other

우리 서로 사랑하는 사이가 될꺼야

Oori sora saranghaneun saiga dwalgeoya

We can lean on one another and take care of each other

아껴주고 편히 기대면 되

Akkyeojugo pyeonhi kidaemyeon dwi

Looking into your eyes, my two eyes

너를 보는 나의 두 눈빛이

Neorul bonun naui du nunbichi

they’re talking to you

말하고 있어

Malhago isseo

I love you

널 사랑해

Neol saranghae

Lyrcis Credit to MountainMadman and dOnewdubu

*Update

Please support Yonghwa by streaming the song on Spotify and purchasing the song on iTunes.

Before released this song, Yonghwa and Seohyun also made a couple song together then uploaded their video made by themselves while filming WGM on Youtube. It has received over two million views since it was uploaded. (original video they uploaded has been deleted by MBC). Here’s fan made with engsubs.

The song was released as a single on January 14, 2011 and upon its release, topped various South Korean music charts such as Bugs, Daum, Soribada and Naver Music. The song debuted at #12 on the Gaon Singles Chart, climbing up to the #1 spot in the following week and stayed there for two consecutive weeks. Source: wikipedia

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