10/22/2006

Aegukga

Something I need to work on - memorizing the South Korean national anthem. Can't remember, though, whether I would have to sing 1 verse or all of them. Here it is:

1 동해 물과 백두산이 마르고 닳도록
하느님이 보우하사 우리나라 만세

Donghae mulgwa Baekdusani mareugo daltorok
Haneunimi bouhasa urinara manse

Until the East Sea's waters and Baekdu Mountain are dry and worn away,
Heaven protects, our nation eternal!


2 남산 위에 저 소나무 철갑을 두른 듯
바람서리 불변함은 우리 기상일세

Namsan wie jeo sonamu cheolgabeul dureun deut
Baram seori bulbyeonhameun uri gisangilse

As that pinetree atop Namsan is wrapped in armour,
wind or frost, our spirit is unchangeable.


3 가을 하늘 공활한데 높고 구름 없이
밝은 달은 우리 가슴 일편단심일세
Ga-eul haneul gonghwalhande nopgo gureum eopsi
Balgeun dareun uri gaseum ilpyeondansimilse

Autumn sky, a vast void high and cloudless,
the bright moon is our heart, undivided and true.


4 이 기상과 이 맘으로 충성을 다하여
괴로우나 즐거우나 나라 사랑하세
I gisanggwa i mameuro chungseong-eul dahayeo
Goerouna jeulgeouna nara saranghase

With this spirit and this mind, give all loyalty,
in suffering or in joy, love the country.


Refrain
무궁화 삼천리 화려강산
대한사람 대한으로 길이 보전하세

Mugunghwa samcheolli hwaryeogangsan
Daehansaram daehaneuro giri bojeonhase

Rose of Sharon, three thousand li of splendid rivers and mountains,
Great Han People, let us long preserve the Great Han.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Thanks for posting this. I was just looking for it a few days ago.