(G)I-DLE‘s Yuqi and Minnie were the most recent guests on Eric Nam‘s Daebak Show, during which they discussed the release of the group’s first English single, how they adjusted to life in Korea, and more.
(G)I-DLE’s Yuqi was born and raised in Beijing, China, while Minnie was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand.
As the two talented idols discussed how they became K-Pop idols, Yuqi opened up about what she considered to be a difficult adjustment to life in Korea.
For Yuqi, she initially struggled with Hanja, which is a traditional Korean writing system that incorporates the use of Chinese characters.
While, at times, the Chinese characters can have a similar meaning in Korean, that’s not always the case and caused confusion for Yuqi when she first came to Korea.
You know, Korean, it has a lot of Hanja, which came from Chinese, so I just mixed them up a lot during my first time in Korea.
— (G)I-DLE’s Yuqi
It was also difficult for Yuqi to adjust to the Korean hierarchy system, which dictates how one would treat someone based on their age, status,…