If you didn’t know yet, today is SHOWCASE DAY. So to celebrate their Japan debut, here’s a short clip (about half the song) of Japanese Genie that was released recently. For all of us not in Japan we can listen to this and imagine we are 😀 It’s a bit…different, hearing it in Japanese instead of Korean, but whatevers we’ll get used to it 🙂 Not sure yet if the original was directly translated to Japanese because there are some parts not in theKorean version. So far I’m loving Taengoo’s “SOS” and Sica’s “Genie yo” haha. If anyone knows Japanese, please enlighten us
Credit: soompi (silent_scream), youtube uploader
It’s really awesome, but some japanese people said that the girls have a korean accent..
but I love taengoo’s SOS.. btw she pronounce it SOSu 😀
Omg it sounding so awesome.
Too bad its only half.
I also love Taengoo’s “SOS” and Sica’s “Genie yo” 🙂
Also its nice that the player keeps looping the song,that way i can hear it more times without havig to press play lol
It sounds really good…but i can’t help but sing the korean lyrics while listening lol
Hope we can hear and watch very VERY soon!!!!
wow! they were all able to speak japanese o.O pretty impressive
PJ 89 said:
AWESOME !!!! Hwaiting!!!!
It’s really a different Genie.. in a good way tho!
I’m definitely putting this on repeat for the next couple of hours
woot loving it ❤
They’re so good, Especially Taengoo!
Spazz!!!!! But the best part is that we still have “I’m genie for your weeeeesh” Spazz!
do u guys have the download link for this teaser?
omygod! they had to learn and sing it in japanese?
wow that’s a lot of talent and a lot of work good for them!
It sounds awesome. I love Tiffany’s part!
Looks like I need to study Japanese more. I only picked up a couple of words.
Lol… Zucchini Malhaebwa. Sounds just like that lol… Tell me your ZUCCHINI!!! hahaha
It sounds much like native Jpo, unlike kara’s mister, which sounds very much simlilar to korean instead of japanese
Really? Recommend me some Jpo(p?) music, because I don’t think I’ve heard any like this before.
BOA sang a lot of songs in Japanese before like Dakishimeru. Can try that one 😀 also Koda kumi, namie, utada and Ayumi are their biggest pop stars currently. Youtube them 😀 they’re good
Ooh, thanks! I was actually listening to some Utada when I read your reply, heh. Namie is also awesome and I’ll have to check out the other two, although Ayumi sounds familiar. Are there any Jpop groups that have a similar sound though? I find that the solo artists sound quite different from the groups in their style.
i’d say Kara’s Mister is a bit more similar Jpop than ‘Genie’ ….
they’re also hitting the harder sounds like the “t”, “s” “k”, etc. sounds with a lot of emphasis and more sharply…it’s as if an english person would read romanji …whereas a japanese person wouldn’t emphasize it….i think that’s making the lyrics choppy to me cuz it’s not flowing as well as it could
I freaking love it. It doesn’t sound weird.
This is low quality version right because the sound is not that clear?
I was hoping for them to redistribute the singing part because some members barely got line.
but then I thought, if they changed in, that means their choreo will change & that makes it harder for them to practice in short time. so yeah, i’ll just accept this -__-“
oh and Sunny’s part sounds killer at the end!<3
Love it !
Chinese subs for those who understand….=D
I can’t help but like this more than the original, actually. Some things are funny like that. I guess it sounds a lot sharper to me without the Korean phonetics.
I know right? I’m totally loving this more than the original one. Something about the pronunciation makes it so sexy. Maybe it’s cuz Korean language is more crude then Japanese. Nice flow with the song though, and those spoken syllables just makes it all the better.
i can’t tell if it’s the translation from korean to japanese of the song or the girl’s pronunciation of the Japanese words that’s making the song awkward for me
the part where everyone hears “zucchini” it’s “suki-nii” in Japanese which is ” i like you”
like there are a few words/parts in the beginning that’s emphasized awkwardly; it’s more obvious in the verses than the chorus
it’s still fun to hear the song in another language though!…not gonna compare/bash or anything but just my opinion i think Kara’s Mister Japanese version was adapted a bit better…
omg… want the full version…. now!!! cant wait till its out
omyyyyyy i wanna hear this live. cant waitttt
i dunno but i couldnt stop laughing when i heard the first japanese words. lol
I just noticed that I can’t hear yoona’s part. it should be in the end of the chorus right?
omg for some odd reason, i can only hear Taeyeon.
(b4 i start.. I AM JAPANESE)
That sounds JJANG~!!! They have a nice flow~~ even tho they hve an accent. But well let them go, they’re Korean anyways~~^^
I CAN’T WAIT TIL SEP 8~!!! ARGHHHHHH I’M GONNA DIE~~!!! Cant wait~~
woah !! sounds abit weird in japanese but still super nice !!! lvoe it !! taeyeon sos was reali nice !!! snsd forever fighting !!!
Oh.. really loved it..!! yeah taeyon sos like it and jessica genie yo.. can’t wait for the full MV..
going by the translations of the song posted on Soshified (and my intermediate level of japanese) there are differences between the korean and japanese versions. i can’t give a definite translation without seeing the kanji since i completely rely on them specially when it comes to words with double meanings =/
nice SOS !
i love their voice especially tiffany!
wow… I can’t wait to hear the full version. Lovin’ it!
AWESOME MUCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! CAnt wait till the mv!
Between my quarter understanding of Japanese and half of Chinese (via Heron’s link above), I was totally going to weigh in on a “translation,” but then it wouldn’t really be that useful, so I’ll just wait for a full translation to come out. But seriously, it’s so nice to hear this vs the Korean, of which I understand only a handful of words – I think they’ve pulled it off.
As to the question of accent, yeah, maybe, but a person from Tokyo will say people in Hokkaido have an accent just like I in Los Angeles can get annoyed by the way people as close as San Francisco talk. They do all right – so far, I think Jessica does it best. I really like to listen to this, though. I was supposed to be in Japan by now, but this helps strengthen my resolve.
But I couldn’t help myself: the “zucchini” part, they string together the four phrases, to mean something like “I’m here / If you come with me / It’ll turn into love / Or even more”.
But seriously. Yay for Girls Generation.
The Genie PV will be aired 100825 24:00-24:30 and 100826 16:00-16:30 on VMC
cr: Bekkychan@Twitter ( i got this info at soshisone.tumblr.com)
Ohmyghhaaadddd!! If that thing about the Genie MV being aired on VMC is true then someone pretty pretty please with cherries on top record it and put it up on Youtube???? 😀
Freaking awesome :)…i especially love the part, “mo-to narulba!”