I saw an English interview with ITZY a while ago. All the members spoke English. Their English levels were different though. 2 best English speakers from ITZY are Lia and Ryujin. This is a video about them. Let’s listen to Lia first. Your line in “ICY” was, “They keep talking, I keep walking.” What are your message to MIDZYs and other fans around the world who are trying to build that confidence within? What we’re trying to say is, once you decide what you want to do, sometimes you just have to kinda believe in your self a little more and just go for it. Actually, it’s important to listen to other people. Because we actually learn from other people, right? Yes. Sometimes you just have to kinda believe in yourself a little more. I love Lia’s eyes when smiling. Lia studied English in Canada for 3 years in elementary school. She speaks English naturally. Many people think that if they study abroad early on they get to keep English skills forever. But you forget if you don’t use it. My mother tongue is Korean. I rarely see Koreans here. So I’m trying not to forget Korean. That’s why I shoot a lot of videos in Korean. You do forget languages if you don’t use them. Lia kept her skills until now, it’s great. Lia is the best English speaker in ITZY. So she helps other members and interpret their words. When you listen to Lia, you can definitely see that she is well educated, even morally. How important is communicating for you all with all your MIDZYs around the world? MIDZY is very meaningful for us. They’re always greeting us and always support us day and night. There was no MIDZY, I thihk we couldn’t come to the States. -That’s right.
-Absolutely. And we couldn’t do the tour. Communicating with them was a very natural thing, and I really like to communicate with them. They’re always greeting us and always support us day and night. I couldn’t find anything about how and where Ryujin learned English. I assume she learned it in Korea. Honestly Ryujin’s English is not perfect. But she can describe her thoughts clearly with what she knows. MIDZY is ITZY’s official fan club’s name. She said she wanted to communicate with them and she really showed how it was done. What she said is definitely genuine. If Ryujin spoke fluent Korean and waited for Lia to interpret It wouldn’t have been good. ITZY definitely cares about MIDZY. Stars can’t do anything without fans. If they are not popular, they wouldn’t be invited anywhere. Stars need to take care of fans. Has there been a moment where it’s like, “Wow this is really happening.” What was that, what was that turning point for you guys? For me it doesn’t really feel real yet. ‘Cause normally we just stay with our members. Although I am grateful. One of the times when I actually felt it was when I was just having dinner with my family, and watching TV and then suddenly ITZY popped up. In the video, Lia used “grateful.” Although I am grateful. If you look it up it means thankful. When people are thankful sometimes they use “grateful”. Then what’s the difference between these words? “Thankful” means pleased and relieved whether it’s internal or external. I’m thankful that it’s finally over. I’m thankful that I’m healthy. “Grateful” is for something external. You can be grateful for kindness or help from other people. I’m very greatful for your help. Lia appreciates support from MIDZY. Although I am grateful. So she used grateful. Lia definitely knows subtle differences. So now that the US leg is over, what are your thoughts? First of all, I think the tour was a fresh start for us, of 2020. Our tour could be a great start for us and MIDZYs too, I wish. And thank you for all the MIDZYs that come to our tour from all the states. English queen! Wow! The tour was a fresh start for us. As soon as Ryujin finished talking English queen! Somebody shouted. As I said before Ryujin’s English is not perfect but she knows how to communication. So her English sounds good to native speakers. Honestly, Koreans worry about mistakes too much. “Would they laugh at me if I make mistakes?” “What if they don’t understand?” They worry even before they say anything. That’s why they get too nervous and can’t speak English. Why do you learn English? Why do you want to be good? Maybe you study English for going overseas or for a promotion. I bet majority of you learn English to communicate. An American person comes to Korea, his Korean is not perfect, but he tries to speak Korean to people. If he spoke only English and didn’t care to learn Korean, Which person would you prefer and want to be friends with? Of course the former. Native speakers are similar. If someone makes fun of your English ignore the person and don’t waste your time. Even if your English is not perfect as long as you can communicate, native speakers are okay with that. Only ass h*les are not okay. We don’t expect perfect Korean from foreigners. We say wow if they can communicate. The more you open your mouth and practice you will be able to speak perfect English eventually. But if you don’t, your English will never improve. Don’t be afraid to open your mouth and speak. Okay? I’m Jinger. Set the alarm and see you next time. Bye. One mistake does not have to control your whole life. Unknown