After 10 years, here’s the true meaning behind Girls’ Generation’s name


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When Girl’s Generation came “Into the World” they won the hearts of fans everywhere, 10 years on, it’s time to look at what Girls’ Generation really means.

It’s 2017 and Girls’ Generation is celebrating 10 years in the K-Pop industry and fans everywhere are celebrating with them.

A recent article released a breakdown of Girls’ Generations accomplishments over time, and created a break-down of what the beloved name of the girl group truly means using the syllabic sounds of their name in Korean – “소녀시대”. 

We wanted to take the time to walk through why Girl’s Generation (Sonyeonshidae) truly means, too.

“So” – Stands for a girl group that communicates well.

Girls’ Generation has made it through the years together due to their strong bonds and friendships. During pre-debut, the members had daily 5 minute talks in which they would share their feelings over the course of the day and express anything they felt.

That way, no bad emotions would build up, and all of the members could work together to create strong bonds and solid foundations of friendship.

Some notable moments of friendship from Girl’s Generation include:

Yoona and Sunny holding hands and being the best of friends.

As well as messing around with each other on social media.

And even throwing the most incredible birthday parties for each other.

Sooyoung was given an amazing birthday party by the girls.

녀 “Nyeo” – Stands for their feminine charms.

The members of Girl’s Generation could not be where they are today without the power of fans.

From their young teenage debut to their current mature age, Girl’s Generation captured the hearts of people of all ages and genders to become one of the world’s most successful groups. SONE’s everywhere have fallen for their charms, and have supported them through thick and thin.

No one can help but fall in love with Girls’ Generation.

Especially when they act silly with each other.

And display the most incredible manners and attitude at every moment.

Seohyun was followed for years but never had a scandal.

Their charms keep SONE‘s fighting for them so that they are never treated unfairly.

시 “Shi” – Stands for different from the start.

Girl’s Generation was the first group to train for promotional activities abroad before debut. Alongside singing, acting, and dancing, the members also studied languages to meet international fans.

From the beginning, they were believed to be able to bring change to the industry. This difference in goals and confidence has made them true idols.

Their different approach to making music and changing the industry has made them powerful.

They learned to speak Japanese, Chinese, and English for their international fans before that was a common idol practice.

They have created some of the most iconic songs with intense dance breaks, such as “You Think” and “Gee”.

They’ve even performed all over the world and been on 5 world tours.

대 “Dae” – Stands for their representative brand.

Just as Shinhwa demonstrates the power of a long-lasting male group, Girls’ Generation has proven they know what it means to have longevity as a girl group.

Girl’s Generation not only represents themselves as a group or as individuals but stand as a model for other groups in the industry.

Popular music critic Kang Tae Gyu noted their prominence and staying power.

“In the music industry, [Girls’ Generation] is beyond just the content they created'”

– Kang Tae Gyu, Music Critic

They’ve always proven they have what it takes to be at the top.

They sell an insane number of albums, and even intimidate other idols with their presence.

They also sell out stadiums to massive audiences – which have even earned them spots on the Billboard charts.

And have proven their brand by remaining by remaining the Queens of the industry.

Girls’ Generation has for 10 years proven what they are truly made of – turning everyone into SONE’s and redefining the K-Pop landscape.

Source: Sports East