12/26/2012

Maknae / Magnae(막내) :: kpop dictionary


Maknae / Magnae(막내) :: kpop dictionary


What does maknae mean in korean? you might be heard of this word from many kpop news or fan blogging or whatever thing is.

Maknae means the youngest one in the group.


Taemin is the youngest member in SHINee, so Taemin is maknae in Shinee. In western culture, we don't count who's how old, but in Asian culture, age is very important in their relationship. As you might know, Korean, Chinese and Japanses have different words for older people. They speak with more formal language to the elders. It is because in Asian culture, people respect elders. So, according to this Asian cultural background, koreans almost always indicate who is older when two is new to both, and who is the oldest and who is the youngest when they meet in the group.

And in Kpop culture, there is specified Maknae characters. The youngests, they are always have character as cute.

For your information: Maknaes in each Kpop groups

2NE1 - Minzy


4Minute - Sohyun
 

SNSD - Seohyun


Big Bang - Seungri


INFINITE - SungJong


B2ST - Dong Woon


B1A4 - Gongchan

14 comments:

  1. My favorite Maknae is Zelo from B.A.P

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  2. My favorite Maknae is Sehun in EXO..

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  3. My favourite Maknae is Hyuk from VIXX

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  4. Jungkook from BTS!!

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  5. kookie from BTS is the best <3

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  6. Jungkook from BTS is the best❤

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  8. I agree that jungkook/kookie is the maknae to me........

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  10. Exo Sehun and Apink Hayoung are the best maknae among of all
    😊😊😊

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  11. Jungkookie is the best maknae..
    He's amazing!!!!!

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  12. Jungkookie...the golden maknae!!!

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  13. GOT7's Yugyeom and BamBam are just cute maknae of the group <3 I'd say they are the best

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