Learn Korean: Ash

Ash is the ninth track in SEVENTEEN’s 4th studio album ‘Face the Sun’ released on May 27, 2022.

“The keyword of “Ash” was the starting point for building the last few moments of the album. It’s meant to be a stepping stone to our next stage, in the sense that after we’ve declared to face our fears and become the sun ourselves, we would have to burn down remnants of our past fears to move on. The album closes with the song so as to open up the next chapter to what lies ahead.

– Woozi [Consequence Exclusive Interview]


Memorize the vocabulary to this song using Memrise


Verse 1

이미 다 타버린

눈앞에 쌓여 버린 재, yeah

Vocabulary

  • 이미 : Already
  • 다 : All
  • 타다 : To burn
  • 눈앞 : In front of one’s eyes
  • 쌓이다 : To be piled
  • 재 : Ash

Grammar

= Ashes that have all completely burned and piled in front of my eyes, yeah

Hmm, 태양은 뜨겁지

대낮의 하늘 위의 섬광

Run, run, run

Vocabulary

  • 태양 : Sun
  • 뜨겁다 : To be hot
  • 대낮 : Broad Daylight
  • 하늘 : Sky
  • 위 : On top
  • 섬광 : Flash of light

Grammar

= Hmm, the sun is hot, a flash of light in the broad daylight sky.

여기는 나침반이 없는 사하라

내가 믿는 빛 한줄기를 따라가, woo

Vocabulary

  • 여기 : Here
  • 나침반 : Compass
  • 없다 : To not have
  • 사하라 : Sahara (Desert)
  • 나 : I/me
  • 믿다 : To trust/believe
  • 빛 : Light
  • 한줄기 : Stream
  • 따라가다 : To follow

Grammar

= It’s a Sahara here with no compass. I follow the one stream of light I trust, woo.

사막의 우산이 되어

우리가 타들어 가지 않게 지켜줄 거야

Vocabulary

  • 사막 : Desert
  • 우산 : Umbrella
  • 되다 : To become
  • 우리 : We/us
  • 타들다 : To burn into
  • 지키다 : To protect

Grammar

= I’ll become the desert’s umbrella. I’ll protect us so we won’t burn.


Pre-Chorus

새로운 것 새로운 form

외로운 곳 떠나가 new world

Vocabulary

  • 새롭다 : To be new
  • 것 : Thing
  • 외롭다 : To be lonely
  • 떠나가다 : To leave/depart

Grammar

= New things, new form, leave this lonely place [into] a new world.

목소리만 남아있다면

선택을 해 do or die (Skrrt, skrrt)

Vocabulary

  • 목소리 : Voice
  • 남다 : To be left/remain
  • 선택(을) 하다 : To choose

Grammar

= If just your voice remains, then choose, do or die? (Skrrt, skrrt)


Chorus

모든 게 다 타 버리고 남아있는 한 줌이여

Ash, ash, ash, ash

Vocabulary

  • 모든 것 : Everything
  • 타다 : To burn
  • 남다 : To be left/remain
  • 한줌 : A handful

Grammar

= Oh, the handful that’s left after everything has burned away, ash, ash, ash, ash

방주를 새롭게 지어 나아가 저 세계로

Ash, ash, ash, ash

Vocabulary

  • 방주 : Ark (Ship)
  • 새롭다 : To be new
  • 짓다 : To build
  • 나아가다 : To move forward
  • 저 : That
  • 세계 : World

Grammar

= Build a new ark and move forward to that world, ash, ash, ash, ash


Post-Chorus

Do or die, I’m a player

자신 있어 game 수만 가지 chance

선택을 할 뿐이야

Vocabulary

  • 자신 있다 : To have confidence
  • 수만 : Tens of thousands
  • 가지 : Kind/sort
  • 선택(을) 하다 : To choose

Grammar

= Do or die, I’m a player. I’m confident in this game. [There’s] tens of thousands of chances, I just have to choose.


Verse 2

Ash on ash, on ash, on ash, on ash, 쌓인 가운데

Metamorphosis born in fire, then I fly away

Vocabulary

  • 쌓이다 : To be piled

Grammar

= Ash on ash, on ash, on ash, on ash, as it piles up, metamorphosis born in fire, then I fly away.

바람이 맞을 때 난 날을게

if it’s not okay, I don’t care

On the other side, a hurricane

Vocabulary

  • 바람 : Wind
  • 맞다 : To be right
  • 나 : I/me
  • 날다 : To fly

Grammar

= When the wind is right, I’ll fly. If it’s not okay, I don’t care. On the other side, a hurricane.

타버린 뒤에 먼지가 되어

Set me free, yeah, 날아갈게

Vocabulary

  • 타다 : To burn
  • 먼지 : Dust
  • 되다 : To become
  • 날아가다 : To fly

Grammar

= After I burn, I become dust. Set me free, yeah, I’ll fly away.


Bridge

매일 밤 빛나던 사막의 별 하나가

이젠 내가 될 차례야

선택을 해 do or die (Skrrt, skrrt)

Vocabulary

  • 매일 : Everyday
  • 빛나다 : To shine
  • 사막 : Desert
  • 별 : Star
  • 하나 : One
  • 이제 : Now
  • 나 : I/me
  • 되다 : To become
  • 차례 : Turn/order
  • 이다 : To be
  • 선택(을) 하다 : To choose

Grammar

= A single desert star that shines every night, now it’s my turn to become one. Choose, do or die? (Skrrt, skrrt)


Outro

Drop it, drop it now, 내게 new world

다음 세상을 향해 higher

Vocabulary

  • 나 : I/me
  • 다음 : Next
  • 세상 : World
  • 행하다 : To face/head towards

Grammar

= Drop it, drop it now, to me, new world, go higher towards the next world.

느끼고 싶어 다음의 감각

미치고 싶어 내일의 나 정말로

Ash, ash, ash, ash, ash, for ya

Vocabulary

  • 느끼다 : To feel
  • 다음 : Next
  • 감각 : Sense/feeling
  • 미치다 : To go crazy
  • 내일 : Tomorrow
  • 나 : I/me
  • 정말 : Really

Grammar

= I want to feel the next sensation. Tomorrow’s me wants to go crazy for real. Ash, ash, ash, ash, ash, for ya.


The End.

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