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At this point in time, Korean entertainment is gaining momentum on the international circuits. Fans from all over the world, from Brazil to the United States embrace Korea and its cultural exports, regardless of all the barriers that range from a lack of understanding of the culture to a lack of understanding of the society. But one of the biggest barriers remains: the language. While the Hallyu Wave is encouraging some fans to learn more about the language, most fans do not. They are okay with listening to songs they don’t understand, opting, on occasion, to read lyric translations, if they’re going to do anything about it all. But that doesn’t seem to bother fans.(...)Read the rest of Not Listening to K-Pop: Ignorance or Choice? (795 words)



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