When Yuchun had a twitter account, the twitter name he chose for himself was “6002theMicky”. Since then, 6002 is always used to refer to him. Why did Yuchun use this number? Many chunsas may not know. Yuchun has explained before, that it was because “six thousand two” when said in Korean sounds like his name “Yuchunnie”.
Time for another Korean lesson.^^
Koreans like to add the “ee” sound at the end of names to make it sound more endearing when they call that person. So Yuchun is sometimes called Yuchunnie. (The “ee” vowel 이 is also a subject marker in a Korean sentence.)
6002 is a Sino-Korean number; Chinese characters: 六千二 (there is a similarity to the Chinese sounds)
Six thousand two = 육 천 이 = yook-chon-ee
———-Yuchunnie = 유 천 이 = yoo-chon-ee
So you see, the two are very similar.
When spoken, the sounds are linked together and “chon-ee” becomes “chon-nee”.
The romanisation of his name as “Yuchun” is actually very misleading because the first vowel of his name is totally different from the second vowel but they are both represented by the letter “u”! This is because our English alphabet cannot fully represent all the vowel sounds in Korean. If you have not seen our post on how to say “Yuchun”, please see here:
Like I said in my first Korean lesson, Yuchun should rhyme with “you John”. So Yuchunnie would be like “you Johnny”!!! hahaha…… now isn’t that easy to remember?
Ok now time to practise. Say one hundred times: “Yuchunnie (yoo-chonnee), sarang hae!!!”
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By melodysky @PYCSGFC