NewJeans’ Minji Spills On How Meeting Danielle Led To A Unique Language Challenge

Minji ran into an unexpected roadblock when she first spoke to Danielle.

NewJeans had netizens hooked from the moment they debuted. With trend-setting style, addictive songs, charming personalities, and incredible talent, they quickly proved themselves a force to be reckoned with.

(From left to right) NewJeans’ Hyein, Minji, Hanni, Danelle, Haerin | @NewJeans_ADOR/Twitter

The members have been praised for their smooth and unique vocals, which effortlessly tackle different music styles.

They’ve also earned attention for their controlled and synchronized movement when dancing, flawlessly working together as a group.

Another part of their undeniable charm is their ability to connect to a wider global audience through their fluent handle of English and Korean, while member Hanni also speaks fluent Vietnamese.

They often update fans in both English and Korean, weaving expertly in and out of both languages in conversation as Bunnies eagerly follow along.

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Maknaes Hyein and Haerin studied English in Korea. Leader Minji also learned English in Korea and practiced her English skills during a brief homestay in Canada while in school, and Danielle and Hanni are both from Australia.

In a recent interview with Sirius XM, Minji shared that despite having two native English speakers in the group, she found herself struggling with her accent while speaking English.

NewJeans’ Minji | @NewJeans_twt/Twitter

Minji hilariously revealed that her struggles began before she met her future group members. She explained that she learned the language with a General American accent when she studied English in school but picked up a bit of a Canadian accent when she was in Canada.

Now spending time with Danielle and Hanni, she’s begun to pick up an Australian accent.

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While the group comfortably switches between languages now, Minji initially doubted her English skills when she met Danielle.

NewJeans’ Danielle (left) and Minji (right)

She revealed that she had difficulty understanding Danielle at first until she hilariously realized it was because Danielle’s Australian accent was so thick.

Now, she not only understands the accent but members Haerin and Hyein are also picking up a bit of an Australian accent.

For more from NewJeans’ Sirius XM interview, check out the article below!

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