Selected translations of Ah In’s tweets

Lots of you have been looking for these, so here they are: Yoo Ah In’s twitter translations. It’s very hard to understand his tweets without context, so I just selected a few. More tweets can be found at his twitter.

If someone could send RxGoodleaf a couple of aspirins or advil bottles, it would be great. She is having chronic headache after translating all of those tweets ๐Ÿ™‚

RxGoogleaf’s note: As I have mentioned before, Ah In’s writings are very poetic… metaphorical… dark yet beautiful… I have to read it several times to understand his intended meanings… so here is my attempt at translating… I usually translate the way I understand from reading, not necessary word for word…

Onย sincerity

[10/14/2010] ๊ฐ์ •์„ ๋งํ•˜๋Š”๊ฒƒ์€ ์˜ค๊ทธ๋ผ๋“œ๋Š” ์ผ์ด๊ณ , ๊ฐ์ถ”๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์€ ์‹œํฌํ•œ. ์‚ฌ์ด ์ข‹์€ ์„ธ์ƒ. ์ดŒ์Šค๋Ÿฌ์›€์„ ๋ฌด๋ฆ…์“ฐ๊ณ  ‘์‹œํฌ’ํ•˜์ง€ ๋ชปํ•˜๊ฒŒ ํ‘œํ˜„๋œ ์˜ˆ์œ ๋งˆ์Œ๋“ค ํ•˜๋‚˜๋ผ๋„ ๋” ๋“ค์—ฌ๋‹ค ๋ณผ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ. ๋‚˜๋Š” ๋‚ด ๊ฐ์ •์—๊ฒŒ ๊ฐ€๋Šฅํ•œํ•œ ๊ฐ€์žฅ ์ดŒ์Šค๋Ÿฌ์šด ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์ด๊ณ ์‹ถ๋‹ค.

If you say what you feel, that’s being too expressive (un-cool), if you hide it you are being chic. World of brotherly love. Despite the risk of being called rustic (unfashionable) I would like to see more of non-chic pretty minds. I would like to be the most rustic person, to the limits of my emotion.

Further explanation by AncientKingdom, a native Korean speaker: Koreans feel shy when they talk about their feelings, especially love. So he says “do not feel shy when you guys say you love me even if it means you are the most rustic person.โ€ ^^;;; Most Koreans feel uncomfortable when they express their inside feelings and we think itโ€™s chic or cool to hide their feelings~ So he says he will become the most rustic person cause he doesnโ€™t want to hide his feelings. And he never hides his opinions about social issues or feelings.

“The house” -you didnโ€™t translate it^^ ใ…‹ใ…‹- ๊ทธ ์ง‘, ๋‚ด๊ฒŒ ๊ท€ ๊ธฐ์šธ์—ฌ ๋‹ฌ๋ผ๋˜- that means his mini-hompy, he calls his mini-hompy “my small house or hong sikโ€™s small house”, he always wants to be listened by people. Oh~ What do I say~ ^^;;; To the point! What he wants to says is: โ€œThank you for loving me. And do not be shy to say you love me cause it is not a rustic behavior as I always say to you. If it is theย rustiestย behavior to say โ€˜you love meโ€™, then Iโ€™ll become the rustiest man of all. I have no time to feel shy, cause one more second , I have to watch your beautiful minds to me” ^^ He is the smartest man! right? [yeah he’s so smart and cute. Great pick-up lines that I’d love to hear from boys!!!!-tinysunbl :P]

[10/14/2010] ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ์—” ์™ธ๋กœ์›€์ด๊ณ  ์‚ฌ๋ž‘์ด๊ณ  ์š•๋ง์ด๊ณ  ์ ˆ๋ง์ธ ๋งˆ์Œ๋“ค ๊ทธ ์ž์ฒด๋กœ ๋‚ฏ๊ฐ„์ง€๋Ÿฌ์›Œ ๊ณต์—ฐํžˆ ์ชผ๊ฐœ์–ด ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๋ชจ์–‘๊ณผ ๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๋ง๋“ค๋กœ ํ‘œํ˜„๋˜์–ด ์™”์ง€๋งŒ, ๊ทธ๋ž˜์„œ ์˜ˆ์ˆ ๊ณผ ๋ฌธํ•™์ด๋ž€ ์–‘์‹์ด ์กด์žฌํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ, ๊ฐ€๋”์€ ๋œฌ๊ตฌ๋ฆ„ ์ข€ ๊ฑท์–ด๋‚ด๊ณ  ๋ฐ‘๋ฐฅ๋„ ๋‹ค ์ง‘์–ด์น˜์šฐ๊ณ  ๊ทธ์ € ์™ธ๋กญ๋‹ค๊ณ  ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ํ•œ๋‹ค๊ณ  ์š•๋งํ•œ๋‹ค๊ณ  ์ ˆ๋งํ–ˆ๋‹ค๊ณ  ๋งํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค๋ฉด ์–ผ๋งˆ๋‚˜ ํŽธํ•˜๊ณ  ์‰ฌ์šธ๊นŒ.. ํ•˜๋Š” ์ƒ๊ฐ์„ํ•ด ๋ด…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋‚˜๋ฅผ ์ข€ ๋ด๋‹ฌ๋ผ๋˜, ๋‚ด๊ฒŒ ๊ท€ ๊ธฐ์šธ์—ฌ ๋‹ฌ๋ผ๋˜ ๊ทธ ์ง‘. ๊ทธ ‘๊ฐœ์†Œ๋ฆฌ’์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ๋ง์ด์ฃ ํ•˜ํ•˜

At the end, the expression of loneliness, love, ambition and despair were all broken apart and substituted with different words because of it was shameful. Therefore art and literature exist. However, once in awhile blow away the cloud and take away the bait and say I am lonely, I am in love, I am ambitious, I am in despair, how much simpler and easier would life be… I think about that. Please look at me, listen to me. That “nonsense” talk, Ha Ha Ha

[10/28/2010] ๊ฐ์ •์„ ํ‘œํ˜„ํ•˜๋Š”๊ฒŒ ์–ด์งธ์„œ ์˜ค๊ธ€๊ฑฐ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ์ผ์ด๋ƒ๋˜ ๋‚˜์˜ ์ง€๋ž„์€ ์ข€ ๋” ๊ณผ๊ฐํžˆ ๋‹น์‹ ๋„ค๋“ค์˜ ์†๋ฐœ์„ ์•—์•„๊ฐ€๊ธฐ ์œ„ํ•œ ๊ณ„ํš์ ์ธ ๋ฐ‘๋ฐฅ์ด์—ˆ๋˜๊ฑฐ์ฃ . ํ‘ธํ•˜ํ•˜ ๋ด์ค˜์š” ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ์–ด๋””๊นŒ์ง€ ์ดŒ์Šค๋Ÿฌ์›Œ์งˆ์ง€. ๋‚œ ์š”์ฆ˜ ์œ ํ–‰ํ•˜๋Š” ๋ณ€์งˆ๋œ ๋ช‡๊ฐœ์˜ ๋‹จ์–ด๋“ค์ด ํฝ์ด๋‚˜ ๋ง˜์— ์•ˆ๋“ค๊ฑฐ๋“ . ์ •์ •ํ•ด์•ผ๊ฒ ์ง€?ใ…‹

My ranting about not being ashamed (hesitant) to express one’s feelings was my intentional plan to snatch your hands and feet more boldly. (not sure but I think he means to leave you feeling helpless???) Puhhaha Watch me how unfashionable I can be. I really don’t like few of the current popular mutated words. Should I refrain? (laugh)

AncientKingdom: his tweet says~ Oh~ can I do it again? ^^;;; little bit shy~ ^^;;ย Itโ€™s about feelings again. ^^ ย He says~ Why do you feel so shy when you express your feelings? โ€“ I always talk to you. And it is my bait for you. If you feel shy to express your feeling (especially you love me~) Iโ€™ll consider you as the rustiest person. Thatโ€™s all I said and thatโ€™s the reason I went nuts(?) on my writings. You became my prisoners in my feeling~โ€

And he thought โ€˜the concept of the feelingโ€™ is just a hasty definition. Before defining our feelings or locking up the concept in a few academic words, we have to look our mind thoroughly, feel it perfectly and then name it, define it. However, even the close looking, we are too arrogant cause how dare we define our feeings, how dare lock up the feelings in a few wordsโ€ฆ.. ^^;;; ย You know? he really wants to be listened , and I hope he is happy now~ Iโ€™m happy now because of him. ~

[10/28/2010]์‹œํฌ, ์ฟจ, ํ—ˆ์„ธ, ์ดŒ์Šค๋Ÿฌ์›€, ๊ณผ์ž‰, ๊ฐœ๋…, ์ƒ์‹, ๋ณดํ†ต. ์„ ํฌํ•จํ•œ ์–ด์ฒ˜๊ตฌ๋‹ˆ ์—†์ด ๋‚จ๋ฐœ๋˜๋Š”, ์ •์ž‘ ๊ทธ๊ฒƒ์œผ๋กœ ์ง€์  ํ—ˆ์˜์ด ๋“คํ†ต๋‚œ ๊ฒ‰ํ•ฅ๊ธฐ์‹์˜ ์ •์˜๋“ค. ๋“ค์—ฌ๋‹ค ๋ณด๊ณ  ๊ณ ๋ฏผํ•˜๊ณ  ๊ทธ์ œ์„œ์•ผ ‘์ •์˜’ํ•ด๋„ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ์˜ ๊ฑด๋ฐฉ์ง„ ํŒ๋‹จ๋“ค์€ ๊ฒฝ์†”ํ•จ์„ ํ”ผํ•ด๊ฐ€๊ธฐ ์–ด๋ ค์›Œ.

Chic, Cool, Bravado, Unfashionable, Superfluous, Concept, Common Sense, Ordinary. Excessive use of them, because of that intellectual vanity of superficial righteousness is exposed. Even after scrutinizing and pondering then understanding the true meaning, it is difficult for us to avoid our tendency to make hasty judgments. ** banging my head on the table, ์•„์ธ์•„~ ์ œ๋ฐ”์•Œ! Ah In ah~ Puleeeeze! **

On hisย writing

[10/14/2010]๊ฐ€๋” ๊ทธ๋Ÿฐ ์ƒ๊ฐ ๋“ค์–ด์š”. ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ์“ฐ๊ณ  ์›€์ง์ด๊ณ  ๋งํ•˜๊ณ  ํ•˜๋Š”๊ฒƒ๋“ค์ด ๋‹ด๊ธˆ์ฃผ๊ฐ€ ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ ํ™”ํ•™์ˆ ๊ฐ™์€.. ์ œ๋Œ€๋กœ ์ต์–ด์„œ ๋ณ€ํ˜•๋œ ์ƒˆ๋กœ์šด ๋ง›์ด์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ ์ชผ๊ฐœ๊ณ  ์• ๋‘˜๋ฅด๋Š” ๊ธฐ๊ต๊ฐ™์€๊ฑฐ ๊ทธ๋ฐฉ๋ฉด์—์„œ ์ „ ๊ฝค๋‚˜ ํ…Œํฌ๋‹ˆ์ปฌํ•˜์ฃ ..์•„๋งˆ?

Once in awhile I think about this. My writing, moving (actions) and talking is not fermented alcohol (?) but chemically created… something that is not fully mature (fermented) but broken apart and ??? craftsmanship… in that direction, I am fairly technical… perhaps? <- this one stumped me! I do not understand…

AncientKingdom: I am happy cause it wasย helpfulย to you guys and you could understand his inner side. ^^;;ย OK. In this tweet~ he says~
He wants to be a person, and an actor who acts naturally (you know~ two sides~ in life and in his movie and drama) like his real character. He interviewed ย “I canโ€™t act if the character doesnโ€™t exist in my mind. I just draw out another me and maximize it and show it to the public. So Jae-shin (Gul-ro) is another me. I reaaaaaaaly want to show myself to you through my character. I have strong desire for expressing myself and thatโ€™s the reason I became an actor. โ€

So โ€œย fermentedย alcohol” means the person who acts naturally. The person who conveys his personality and character naturally, not thinking about how he looks, moves, or speaksโ€ฆand he wants to be that person. But he thinks he is not that kind guy. He always thinks his talking style, his moving, and his voice tone, his vocabulary. So he thinks he is the technical personโ€ฆ and “chemical” personโ€ฆ ^^ He was made by himself.

When I read this tweet, I felt his bitter. However, is this young guy splendid? In his age, he wants to become someone who doesnโ€™t be madeโ€ฆ who he is.
So the responses say~ โ€œBut thanks to your deep thinking and deep technical, we can watch Gul-ro who hiccups under the blanket seeing Yun-hee, Hong-Beok-Seo who shoots arrows with red paper~ ^^โ€ -(Iโ€™m not sure it is correct. In my memoryโ€ฆ it is something like this~) I love this work~ itโ€™s fun. ^^ hahaha~ I donโ€™t know what I wroteโ€ฆ. ใ… .ใ…œ plz~ pardon me~ ^^;;; love you guys~

On Social Issues

[10/18/2010]์ด›๋ถˆ ๋Œ€๋ฐ•! “์˜ค๋Š˜์€ ์™ธ๋กญ์ง€ ์•Š์„ ๊ฒ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค”ย http://bit.ly/b8yBGX

Candle lights, great! “You will not be lonely today”

[10/18/2010] ํ˜„๋Œ€์ฐจ ์„ฑํฌ๋กฑ ํ”ผํ•ด์ž ๊ฒฝ๋น„์— ํญํ–‰๋‹นํ•ดย http://bit.ly/djiVmT

Hyun Dae Automotive sexual harassment victim assaulted by the guards

[10/18/2010]ย ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ์—” ํ—ˆ๊ณต์—์„œ ์‚ฌ๋ผ์งˆ ๋ถ„๋…ธ๋กœ ๋ฌด์—‡์„ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์„๊นŒ์š”. ์•Œ์•„์•ผํ•˜๊ณ  ์•Œ๋ ค์•ผํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ๋ฌด์—‡์œผ๋กœ ํ–‰๋™ํ•ด์•ผ ํ• ์ง€ ๋ชจ๋ฅด๋Š” ๋ง‰๋ง‰ํ•˜๊ธฐ ์ง์ด ์—†๋Š” ๋ฒฝ ์•ž์—์„œ ๋‚˜๋„ ๋ฌด๋ ฅ๊ฐ์„ ๋Š๋‚๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

What can be done with a rage that will disappear into thin air eventually? (You) should know as well as let it be known but faced with a wall of desolation and not knowing what to do I feel helpless.

[10/18/2010]์–ด๋–ค๊ณ„๋ž€๋“ค์˜ ๋ฐ”์œ„์น˜๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ํ‡ด๊ทผ๊ธธ์ด ์ •์ฒด๋œ๋‹ค๋Š” ์ด์œ ๋กœ ์ง‘๋‹จ ์ด๊ธฐ์ฃผ์˜๋กœ ๋ชฐ์•„ ๋ฐฅ๊ทธ๋ฆ‡ ์ฑ™๊ธฐ๊ธฐ๋กœ ๋งค๋„ํ•˜๋ฉฐ ์ •์ž‘ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋‚จ์˜ ๋ฐฅ๊ทธ๋ฆ‡ ์ฑ„์šฐ๋ ค ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ๋„ ์—ด์‹ฌํžˆ ์‚ด์•˜๋‹ต๋‹ˆ๊นŒ. ๋‚ด ๋ฐฅ๊ทธ๋ฆ‡์„ ์œ„ํ•ด์„œ๋„ ๊ทธํ† ๋ก ์น˜์—ดํžˆ ๋ถ€์กฐ๋ฆฌ์— ์ €ํ•ญํ•ด๋ณธ ์  ์—†๋Š” ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ๋ถ€๋„๋Ÿฝ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

Because Throwing-eggs-against-a-rock (I think he is talking about ordinary people) caused congestion when everyone was leaving work at the end of the day, they were denounced as a group of selfish people only interested in filling their own rice bowl. In truth, do we all work hard to fill someone else’s rice bowl? Even to fill my own rice bowl, I have never fiercely protested against irrationality and I am ashamed.

AncientKingdom: Throwing-eggs-against-a-rockโ€ -this is Korean old saying โ€“ the English version is โ€œthe elephant does not feel a flea bite!โ€ (maybe~)
You know, the linked article, the hyun dae automotive sexual harassment, he mentioned it in this tweet. In that situation, the victims became eggsโ€ฆ. cause they are so weak, and social weakers. and the helpers,too. HyunDae Automotive company is the rock. So the victims and helpersโ€™ shouting to the public asking help just becomes hollow ring. Anyway they had some strikes on the roads during the evening rush hour. And people were angry to them cause their strike made rush hour traffic jam worse. So they shouted and yelled and denounced the victims as a group of selfishness. And he thinks the people who insulted the victims actually work hard for the companyโ€™s benefit not for their own. So he thinks we have to shame cause we do not fight for irrationalities of society for even my benefit. But they who got insulations fight for strangersโ€™(social weakersโ€™). So be shame and we have to know and let teh other people know these facts. ^^

[10/18/2010]์šฉ์„œ๋ฐ›์ง€ ๋ชปํ•œ ์ผ๋“ค์„ ์œ ์•ผ๋ฌด์•ผ ๋ฎ์–ด๊ฐ€๋ฉฐ ์‚ด๊ณ ์žˆ๋‹ค. ์šฉ์„œํ•˜์ง€ ๋ชปํ•œ ๊ฒƒ๋“ค์„ ๋˜ ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์žŠ์–ด๊ฐ€๋ฉฐ ์‚ฐ๋‹ค. ๋ชฐ๋ผ๋„ ์ข‹์•˜์„๊ฒƒ๋“ค์ด ์ ์  ๋งŽ์•„์ง„๋‹ค. ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ์ง‘์ฐฉํ•œ๊ฑด ์ง„์‹ค์ด ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ์„ธ์ƒ์˜ ์ง„์‹ค๊ณผ๋Š” ์ƒ๊ด€ ์—†๋Š” ์กด์žฌ๋ผ๋Š” ์‚ฌ์‹ค์ด์—ˆ๋‹ค.

We live suppressing (smothering) things that are unforgivable. We live forgetting things that are unforgivable. More and more things are better left unknown. What preoccupiesย me is not the truth but the fact that my existence is far from the truth.

On his Nickname

KBS 2TV ‘์„ฑ๊ท ๊ด€์Šค์บ”๋“ค’์˜ ‘๊ฑธ์˜ค’๋กœ ํฐ ์ธ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๋ˆ„๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” ์œ ์•„์ธ์ด ์ž์‹ ์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ๋„คํ‹ฐ์ฆŒ์˜ ‘์ž‘๋ช…๋†€์ด’์— ๋ฐ˜์ƒ‰ํ–ˆ๋‹ค.

Gurl Oh of “Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal”, Yoo Ah In, who has been enjoying a huge popularity, is pleased to find Netizen’s dubbing (naming) game related to him.

์œ ์•„์ธ์€ 27์ผ ์˜ค์ „ ์ž์‹ ์˜ ํŠธ์œ„ํ„ฐ์— “๋œจ๋„๋‚จ, ๋œจ์ดŒ๋‚จ, ์ดŒ๋˜๋‚จ. ์ด๋‚จ, ์ €๋‚จ, ํฌํ•˜ํ•˜”๋ผ๋ฉฐ “๊ทธ๋Œ€๋“ค์˜ ์ž‘๋ช…์„ผ์Šค๋ž€ ใ…Ž ๋ญ๋“  ๋œจ๊ฑฐ์šฐ๋‹ˆ ๋‹คํ–‰. ์บฌํ•˜ํ•˜”๋ผ๊ณ  ์ฆ๊ฑฐ์›€์„ ๋“œ๋Ÿฌ๋ƒˆ๋‹ค.

27th AM Yoo Ah In tweeted “Tteu Do Nam, Tteu Chon Nam, Chon Tto Nam, Yee Nam (this man), Juh Nam (that man), Puhaha” “Your naming sense Ha at least it’s hot (response). Puhaha!”

** Tteu (first letter of hot) Do (first letter of city) Nam (man) Chon (first letter of country bumpkin) **

์ด๋Š” ์œ ์•„์ธ์ด ‘์„ฑ๊ท ๊ด€์Šค์บ”๋“ค’์—์„œ ‘๊ฑธ์˜ค’ ์บ๋ฆญํ„ฐ๋ฅผ ์—ฐ๊ธฐํ•˜๋ฉฐ ์‹œํฌํ•œ ๋„์‹œ๋‚จ์ž ์ด๋ฏธ์ง€๋ฅผ ํ’๊ฒจ๋‚ด๋ฉฐ ‘๋œจ๊ฑฐ์šด ๋„์‹œ ๋‚จ์ž’๋ผ๋Š” ‘๋œจ๋„๋‚จ’์œผ๋กœ ๋ถˆ๋ฆฐ ๊ฒƒ์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด, “๋„์‹œ๋‚จ์ด๋ผ๊ณ  ์ฃผ์žฅํ•˜๋Š” ์†์„ ๋Œˆ ์ˆ˜ ์—†๊ฒŒ ๋œจ๊ฑฐ์šด ์ดŒ๋†ˆ์ž…๋‹ˆ๋‹ค”๋ผ๋Š” ๊ธ€์„ ๋‚จ๊ธฐ๋ฉฐ ์‹œ์ž‘๋œ ‘์ž‘๋ช…๋†€์ด’.

The naming game all started when Yoo Ah In responded “(I am) a untouchable hot country bumpkin who insist on being a city man” to Netizens’ naming of Gurl Oh of “Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal” as chic city man “Hot City Man” or “Tteu Do Nam”.

๋„คํ‹ฐ์ฆŒ๋“ค์€ ์œ ์•„์ธ์˜ ๋ฐœ์–ธ์— ‘๋œจ์ดŒ๋‚จ’, ‘์ดŒ๋˜๋‚จ’ ๋“ฑ์˜ ์ˆ˜์‹์–ด๋ฅผ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด ๋ƒˆ๊ณ , ์œ ์•„์ธ์€ ์ด ๊ฐ™์€ ๊ด€์‹ฌ์— ํ™”๋‹ตํ•œ ์…ˆ์ด๋‹ค.

The Netizens responded to Yoo Ah In’s reply by inventing modifiers “Tteu Chon Nam” “Chon Tto Nam” and Yoo Ah In in return responded to Netizens’ interest (support).

ํ•œํŽธ ์œ ์•„์ธ์€ ์˜ค๋Š” 11์›” 2์ผ ์ข…์˜์„ ์•ž๋‘” ‘์„ฑ๊ด€์Šค์บ”๋“ค’์„ ํ†ตํ•ด ์กด์žฌ๊ฐ์„ ์žฌํ‰๊ฐ€ ๋ฐ›์œผ๋ฉฐ ์ตœ๊ณ ์˜ ์ธ๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๊ตฌ๊ฐ€์ค‘์ด๋‹ค. ‘์„ฑ๊ท ๊ด€์Šค์บ”๋“ค’์€ ์œ ์•„์ธ๊ณผ ๋ฐ•์œ ์ฒœ์ด ๋ฐ•๋ฏผ์˜์„ ์‚ฌ์ด์— ๋‘๊ณ  ์‚ผ๊ฐ์• ์ •๊ด€๊ณ„๋ฅผ ํ˜•์„ฑํ•˜๋ฉฐ ์—ฌ์„ฑ์‹œ์ฒญ์ž๋“ค์˜ ๋งˆ์Œ์„ ์‚ฌ๋กœ์žก๊ณ  ์žˆ๋‹ค.

On the other hand, Yoo Ah In has been re-discovered and enjoying huge popularity due to “Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal” which will end on November 2. The “Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal” depicts love triangle between Yoo Ah In, Park Yoo Chun and Park Min Young. The show has captured the female viewers’ hearts (interest).

[Sidenote: Feel free to chip in your own translation/explanation because to be honest I don’t completely understand what he’s saying. I tried to follow the format of books on Confucius’ Analects when presenting Ah In’s writings lol. The date may not be accurate and I have to come back and check. Enjoy this for now everyone. Now you get why Rxgoodleaf is having a headache! She’s threatening to resign from the translation job :(]

Source: Yoo Ah In’s twitters and translations@soompi, HUGE HUGE thanks to Rxgoodleaf and ancientkingdom for translations.

Gosh, I feel like we need a group of scholars here to dissect his writings! Or a tweet discussion group would help too.

31 thoughts on “Selected translations of Ah In’s tweets

  1. Thank you so much for the translation. I’ve followed his twitter and all I can do to understand is to paste into ‘Google translate’, and you know, it doesn’t help at all ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    I feel quite dizzy even when they are in English, so I can get why you have headache after translating, haha. But please don’t quit this job, you are helping international fans to come closer to Yoo Ah In. Great job!

    And you are Korean, aren’t you? If not, then you are genius! ^^

  2. omg you’re a star. Thank you so much for trying your best to translate his tweets. wow, a lot sure goes on in Ah-In’s mind lol x

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  4. omg! you did it! ^^ I know it will be tough work~ ^^ even Korean. ^^ So ~Can I add something? 10/14/2010 Ah-in’s tweet says ~ Koreans feel shy when they talk about their feelings especially love~ so he says ” do not shy when you guys say “you love me!” even if it means you are the most rustic person.” ^^;;; most koreans feel uncomfortable when they express their inside feelings and we think it’s chic or cool to hide their feelings~ So he says he will become the most rustic person cause he doesn’t want to hide his feelings. And he never hides his opinions about social issues or feelings. He has a lot of episodes~ And I love him because who he is. He is honest. And ‘the house’ -you didn’t translate it^^ ใ…‹ใ…‹- ๊ทธ ์ง‘, ๋‚ด๊ฒŒ ๊ท€ ๊ธฐ์šธ์—ฌ ๋‹ฌ๋ผ๋˜- that means his mini-hompy, he calls his mini-hompy my small house or hong sick’s small house, he always wants to be listened by people. Oh~ What do I say~ ^^;;; To the point! that day he wanted to talk “Thank you for loving me. and do not shy you love me cause it is not a rustic behaviors as I always say to you. If it is the rustest behavior to talk ‘you love me’, then I’ll become the rustest man of all. I have no time to feeling shy, cause one more second , I have to watch your beautiful minds to me. ^^ He is the smartest man! right?

    • OMG thanks so much for the explanation! So I got it now. He’s sooo cute and smart. Such a brainy witty man! I don’t think I have more room in my heart to love him more….he’s everywhere already

  5. ^^ 28/10/2010 his tweet says~ Oh~ can I do it again? ^^;;; little bit shy~ ^^;;
    It’s about feelings again. ^^ Ha~Ha~ He says~ Why do you feel so shy when you express your feelings? – I always talk to you. And it is my bait for you. If you feel shy to express your feeling (especially you love me~) I’ll consider you as the rustest person. That’s all I said and that’s the reason I went nuts(?) on my writings. You became my prisoners in my feeing~” And he thought ‘the concept of the feeling’ is just a hasty definition. before defining our feelings or locking up the concept in a few academic words, we have to look our mind thoroughly, feel it perfectly and then name it, define it. However, even the close looking, we are too arrogant cause how dare we define our feeings, how dare lock up the feelings in a few words….. ^^;;; He has amazing mind~ ํ•˜ํ•˜~ I’ll come back~ I have to leave~ Will it be help? I hope so. You know? he really wants to be listened , and I hope he is happy now~ I’m happy now because of him. ~

    • This is sooooo helpful! I really feel close to him now that I understand the context of his tweets more. Thank you so so much. I hate myself for not being able to speak Korean, cuz he seems to be an interesting person to have a coffee with and talk about things~ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      • I think he’s an interesting person to have an argument with as well, just because he seems to be a very passionate, fiery person. I mean not like argument as in fighting, but just like defending our views of various issues. Plus, I’d really like to read a drinking interview of him. Those always tend to be more candid and insightful.

  6. thanks so much for the translations! i’m sure it’s hard work! i tried translating with google translate but it never makes sense… =S

    hope you can translate his conversation too… i specially find his convo with younha so cute when i read the english translation… ^^ do you know what he’s saying to yoochun here? “@6002theMicky ์ž๊พธ์•„์ด์˜จ์ธ์ง€๋ญ์‹œ๊ธด์ง€๋กœ๋„๋ฐฐํ• ๋ค !!!!!!!”

    thanks so much again!!! =)

    • oh~ that tweet~ ^^ ์•„์ด์˜จ isa kind of online game~ that day ์œ ์ฒœ told about that game to him and the other guys~ so he yelled ์œ ์ฒœ. ^^ “Stop talking about ์•„์ด์˜จ!You told too much about ์•„์ด์˜จ! ” ๋„๋ฐฐ means hmm…. in Korea, we glue big papers on the whole house wall, oh~ wall paper… so ์œ ์ฒœ glued(?-typed) too many sentences about ์•„์ด์˜จ stuffs on the tweet screen , looked like gluing wall paper on the tweet screen. ^^ใ…‹ใ…‹ they are so cute~. You know~ as a matter of fact, Ah-in has a different mind compared with peer group, like ….. hmmm…. old…^^;; hmmm… i don’t like that expression… oh… considerable… ye~ ^^ and he is a deep thinker~ so he didn’t have many peer friends. However, shooting SKKS, he meets a lot of peer friends as you know, ์œ ์ฒœ, ๋ฏผ์˜, ์ค‘๊ธฐ, ์ธ์ˆ˜…etc and he seems enjoy this relationships. ^^ So many fans ( old Ah-in mania fans~) feel happy. They really feel good cause he enjoys shooting this drama and this cheering and make peer friends. Is this helpful? you know my English is not good, so just skip mistakes please~ ^^ I hope it will be helpful. ^^

      • thanks so much for the explanation! it’s really helpful! =) i tried google translate with that and only gibberish came out, lol! XD

        i also like the mature thinking side of ah in… he thinks so deep… but i’m also very happy that he finally found same aged friends through SKKS who he can joke and play around with… love to see him laugh more… ^_^

  7. Ah, thanks for the translations. Finally can understand those tweets. He tweets A LOT. Must be a hard work to do the translations, guys. So thanks once again ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. 10/14/2010
    I am happy cause it was heplful you guys and you could understand his inside.. ^^;;
    OK. In this tweet~ he says~
    He wants to be a person, and an actor who naturally acts (you know~ two sides~ in life and in his movie, drama) his real character. He interviewed ” I can’t act if the character dosen’t exist in my mind. I just draw out another me and maximize it and show it to the public. So jae-shin (Gul-ro) is another me. I reaaaaaaaly want to show myself to you through my character. I have strong desire for expressing myself and that’s the reason I became an actor. ”

    So “furmented alchol means the person who acts in natural. The person who comes out his personality and character naturally, not thinking the way how he is looked, how to move and how to speak…and he wants to be the person. But he thinks he is not that kind guy. He always thinks his talking style, his moving, and his voice tone, his vocabulary. So he thinks he is the technical person… and chemical person… ^^ He was made by himself. When I read this tweet, I felt his bitter. However, is this young guy splendid? In his age, he wants to become someone who doesn’t be made… who he is.
    So the retweet says~ “But thanks to your deep thinking and deep technical, we can watch Gul-ro who hiccups under the blanket seeing Yun-hee, Hong-Beok-Seo who shoots arrows with red paper~ ^^” -(I’m not sure it is correct. In my memory… it is something like this~) I love this work~ it’s fun. ^^ hahaha~ I don’t know what I wrote…. ใ… .ใ…œ plz~ Have broad mind~ ^^;;; love you guys~

  9. Thank you *tinysunbl* & *encientkingdom*
    I am so grateful to be able to read Ain’s writings (with your help), to look for better ways to understand what builds and motivates person he is, along with his practical ideas for the enrichment of life. He’s as enthusiastic as ever about his clarified the principles transactional analysis which he believe is the best system yet devised to understand and explain behavior from a psychological point of view. “REMARKABLE INSIGHTS”
    He gains practical insight into one own behavior and how to change if one chooses.

  10. Ancient kingdom, you are awesome, thank you for taking time to explain it to us. Ahh, Ah-In tweets need to be framed and put on the hall of fame. Hope that Ah-In tweets will be translated regularly ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. “[10/18/2010]์–ด๋–ค๊ณ„๋ž€๋“ค์˜ ๋ฐ”์œ„์น˜๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ํ‡ด๊ทผ๊ธธ์ด ์ •์ฒด๋œ๋‹ค๋Š” ์ด์œ ๋กœ ์ง‘๋‹จ ์ด๊ธฐ์ฃผ์˜๋กœ ๋ชฐ์•„ ๋ฐฅ๊ทธ๋ฆ‡ ์ฑ™๊ธฐ๊ธฐ๋กœ ๋งค๋„ํ•˜๋ฉฐ ์ •์ž‘ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋‚จ์˜ ๋ฐฅ๊ทธ๋ฆ‡ ์ฑ„์šฐ๋ ค ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ๋„ ์—ด์‹ฌํžˆ ์‚ด์•˜๋‹ต๋‹ˆ๊นŒ. ๋‚ด ๋ฐฅ๊ทธ๋ฆ‡์„ ์œ„ํ•ด์„œ๋„ ๊ทธํ† ๋ก ์น˜์—ดํžˆ ๋ถ€์กฐ๋ฆฌ์— ์ €ํ•ญํ•ด๋ณธ ์  ์—†๋Š” ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ๋ถ€๋„๋Ÿฝ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

    Because Throwing-eggs-against-a-rock caused congestion when everyone was leaving work at the end of the day, they were denounced as a group of selfish people only interested in filling their own rice bowl. In truth, do we all work hard to fill someone elseโ€™s rice bowl? Even to fill my own rice bowl, I have never fiercely protested against irrationality and I am ashamed.”

    I think the throwing-eggs-against-a-rock means people who try too hard. I so agree on this one and it’s a daily problem for me. I’m pretty sure if he comes down here to where I live, he’ll be p*ssed off so bad. Even I’m running out of energy to cope with it all. These days, people are so preoccupied with making money that they’ve become selfish pigs with no moral support. It worries me.

    ~Ah thank you very much for the translations! Thankfully I understood what he wanted to tell. My lack of Korean language prohibits me from getting the full picture. But even with the translations alone, I’m fine. I think I might edit a bit that I understand. Kudos to you hard working people!

    • Okay, I didn’t edit the post with my thoughts, just a few editing here and there. If I put my thoughts in, it might be too misleading.
      Aaaannnddd I so agree with the twitter discussion! We need a lot of brains to solve his “mystery” lol. Maybe it might be better if it were a closed discussion, just so that we can present the viewers (okay more like readers) with complete understanding of his tweets. Just a thought. I’d so want to get in this though. I dig the whole analyzing Ain writing thing. lol.

  12. โ€œ[10/18/2010]์–ด๋–ค๊ณ„๋ž€๋“ค์˜ ๋ฐ”์œ„์น˜๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ํ‡ด๊ทผ๊ธธ์ด ์ •์ฒด๋œ๋‹ค๋Š” ์ด์œ ๋กœ ์ง‘๋‹จ ์ด๊ธฐ์ฃผ์˜๋กœ ๋ชฐ์•„ ๋ฐฅ๊ทธ๋ฆ‡ ์ฑ™๊ธฐ๊ธฐ๋กœ ๋งค๋„ํ•˜๋ฉฐ ์ •์ž‘ ์šฐ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋‚จ์˜ ๋ฐฅ๊ทธ๋ฆ‡ ์ฑ„์šฐ๋ ค ๊ทธ๋ ‡๊ฒŒ๋„ ์—ด์‹ฌํžˆ ์‚ด์•˜๋‹ต๋‹ˆ๊นŒ. ๋‚ด ๋ฐฅ๊ทธ๋ฆ‡์„ ์œ„ํ•ด์„œ๋„ ๊ทธํ† ๋ก ์น˜์—ดํžˆ ๋ถ€์กฐ๋ฆฌ์— ์ €ํ•ญํ•ด๋ณธ ์  ์—†๋Š” ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ๋ถ€๋„๋Ÿฝ์Šต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.

    Because Throwing-eggs-against-a-rock caused congestion when everyone was leaving work at the end of the day, they were denounced as a group of selfish people only interested in filling their own rice bowl. In truth, do we all work hard to fill someone elseโ€™s rice bowl? Even to fill my own rice bowl, I have never fiercely protested against irrationality and I am ashamed.โ€

    Oh~ I just can paste these lines like this. To be frankly, I’m bad at computer tools. ^^
    OK. In this tweet~ he says~ ^^ (I think I enjoy this~ ํ•˜ํ•˜)
    “Throwing-eggs-against-a-rock” -this is Korean old saying – the English version is “the elephant does not feel a flea bite!” (maybe~)
    You know, the linked article, the hyun dae automotive sexual harassment, he mentioned it in this tweet. In that situation, the victims became eggs…. cause they are so weak, and social weakers. and the helpers,too. HyunDae Automotive company is the rock. So the victims and helpers’ shouting to the public asking help just becomes hollow ring. Anyway they had some strikes on the roads during the evening rush hour. And people were angry to them cause their strike made rush hour traffic jam worse. So they shouted and yelled and denounced the victims as a group of selfishness. And he thinks the people who insulted the victims actually work hard for the company’s benefit not for their own. So he thinks we have to shame cause we do not fight for irrationalities of society for even my benefit. But they who got insulations fight for strangers'(social weakers’). So be shame and we have to know and let teh other people know these facts. ^^

    I like his mentions cause he never says you! always We! ^^
    He never hesitated to mention social issues~ ^^

    Oh I have to go~~ ^^ I hope it will be helpful^^

  13. What a beautiful mind! He never fail to amaze me! YAI is a total package! What more can we ask for?

    Thank you guys for poetic translations!

  14. It is the first time I visited this site. I become a YAI fan because of Sung Kyun Kwan Scandal. I did not know YAI is such a passionate person and am very impressed of his mature character. Really thanks to the English translation of his tweets, you guys open a new face of YAI to me! I hope you have Japanese translations also, I guess his Japanese fans would love to see his tweets. I am not a Korean and never live in Korea, but I wonder if it is common for a boy of 17 years old to live alone in Korea? In my image, Koreans are very family, and their family bond is very strong.

    • Actually it is never common in Korea. ^^;; It’s really unusual act~ ^^ However, he said “I was a different person in both side, appearance and mental with my family.” ^^;;; His father didn’t like when he wanted to become entertainer. ^^

  15. thank you so much for translating Ah-In’s tweet. It must have been a difficult task. ^^
    Ah-In is very good-looking, but his heart and mind are even more beautiful. He is like the oasis in the desert, the star that shines in the dark night, a diamond that captures everybody’s eyes wherever he is.. *^^* I love his beautiful mind more than his beautiful appearance, and all this are possible thanks to you. If not for your work, I wouldn’t get to know so much about Ah-In. Thank you~ TQ~ 10Q~ ๊ฐ์‚ฌํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค~ ่ฐข่ฐข~~ ^^

  16. Thanks for this translation. What he say and think really touch my soul. I cry hard coz of his words. I’m still can’t stop crying while type this comment. Thanks YAI for sharing your thoughts. Ill love to hear more from him.

  17. Thanks God I found this site. ๐Ÿ™‚ *jumping for joy*
    Like others, I also did the pasting and consulting googles for translation and it didnt work.
    It’s really hard to have a feeling of reading Ah In’s tweets and yet those are just characters to me because I can’t undertsand.
    But now, thanks to all of you guys who did the translations… *YAI will give his kisses to all of you… but in spirit (for now)*

    Thankssss!!!!

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