Hf K-Culture:「Gomusin」,一個關於軍人和等待的愛情故事 - HOKK fabrica

Hf K-Culture:「Gomusin」,一個關於軍人和等待的愛情故事

HF Crewon May 18, 2016 at 11:06 am

你知道嗎,由於南韓和北朝鮮名義上還處於戰爭狀態,每個韓國男性公民都有義務服20個月的兵役。大多數年紀在19到24歲之間的韓國男子都要在與世隔絕的軍營度過兩年的時間,保家衛國。與世隔絕也意味著他們不得不和自己的女朋友分開很久的一段時間。在男朋友服兵役保衛祖國時,這些女孩子會一直等著她們男朋友歸來。對於這些女孩子,有一個特定的稱呼──「gomusin」(고무신) ,這個詞的原意為「橡膠鞋」。

Did you know that since South Korea is still technically at ‘war’ with North Korea, every Korean men are obligated to join the military service for over twenty months? Most Korean guys between the age of 19 to ~24 spend almost two years of their youth segregated and isolated from the society in their own camp serving and defending the nation. Separated from the society also includes, being away from their girlfriends. While their boyfriends are away defending the country the girlfriends of the soldiers wait for them to come back to them, and we have a name for these girls; they’re called “‘GgomMusSin (gomoosin)’ (고무신)” which actually means rubber shoes.

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從「Gomusin」到「Ggotsin」

「Gomusin」這個詞所描述的女孩子們將他們的摯愛送去了軍營,雖然偶爾有機會可以聊天、約會,但這種機會還是遠遠不足夠。大多數「gomusin」女孩會將注意力更多地放在工作或學業上,這樣就能暫時不去想男朋友不在身邊這件事。如果「gomusin」女孩有足夠的耐心等到她們男朋友從軍中退役,對她們的形容詞就會升級為「ggotsin」,意思為「花鞋」。

The term gomusin applies to females who have sent their beloved ones into the army. It is still possible to Ccommunicatione and go out on dates, but just not enough is possible and occasional dates can happen, but not as much as they’d like it to.. Most gomusins choose to spend their time focuseding on other work or their studies to keep their mind off the fact that their boyfriend cannot be by their side at the moment. If a gomusinthe shows much perseverance and waits until her boyfriend to get discharged girls can keep their patience and wait for her man to return to the society from the army, then she is then upgraded to a ‘“ggotsin’ (꽃신),” which means a flower shoes.

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不過,成為「ggotsin」女孩是很有難度的。韓國有句古話說:「Yil-mal-sang-cho」(일말상초),意思為「感情生涯的結束,軍隊(晉升)生涯的開始」。這句話描繪了不少「gomusin」情侶的真實狀態。通常在服兵役一年後,如果男友晉升為二等兵或者下士,女孩可能會「倒穿gomusin」,意思是女孩離開了男孩,或是男孩決定放手讓女孩走。

However, becoming a ‘ggotsin’ is very hard to do. We have a saying in Korean “‘Yil-mal-sang-cho’ (일말상초)” which is an derivation carrying the meaning “‘Ttowards the end of private rank and the beginning of corporal rank” in army terms. ’. This unfortunate saying depicts the reality of a gomusin couple. Usually in about a year, which is when the soldiers become a private or a corporal, either the girlfriend “‘puts on the gomusin backwards,”’ (wwhich means the girl leaves her boyfriendhim, ) or the guy decides he to ‘let her go’. In English we have some similar terms such as ‘writing a Dear John letter’.

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那些名人「gomusin」情侶

公眾人物中最著名的「gomusin」情侶要數歌手Rain和演員金泰希,他們最終晉級到「ggotsin」情侶。據爆料,他們相識於一次廣告拍攝,並從2012年底開始約會。2013年夏天Rain正式從軍隊退役後,金泰希順利升為「ggotsin」女孩,兩人感情絲毫未受影響。

A famous gomusin celebrity couple that made it to ggotsin status is singer ‘ Rain’ and actress Taehee Kim‘Kim Tae Hee’. According to sources, these love birds met at a commercial shoot and started seeing each otherdating from the from late 2012. Kim Tae HeeAs Rain got discharged from the army in 2013 summer, Taehee Kim has had officially become a flower shoe on July, 2013 and their relationship is still going on strong.

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與之相對,沒有升級到「ggotsin」的明星情侶以劉寅娜和智铉寓為代表。他們本來在一部電視劇中扮演情侶,後來假戲真做在戲外也成了情侶。遺憾的是,他們的愛情在智铉寓服兵役不久後就結束了。

An example of a celebrity couple that never made it to becoming thea flower shoes status is Yoo In NaInna You and Ji Hyun WooHyunwoo Ji couple. These ex-loversThe duo met on a k-drama set acting as a couple which eventually led to off-camera romance. Unfortunately, their romance ended shortly before Ji Hyun Woo’sHyunwoo Ji’s discharge.

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智铉寓和劉寅娜
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此外還有一對具有國際知名度的「gomusin」情侶:英國的YouTube紅人Ali Abbot和她的男朋友。她和男朋友由筆友發展為戀人。男友退役後他們倆的第一次重聚被拍成視頻放在網上,視頻很快就火了起來,引來無數觀看點讚。視頻成為二人真愛的最好見證。

A famous international gomusin couple is a British youtuber Ali Abbot. Her video of reuniting her boyfriend whom she met through pen-pals for the first time after his discharge became viral on YouTube last year. Started out as pen-pals, the video footage captures well the heartfelt star cross lovers story.

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Ali Abbot和男友
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Ali Abbot和男友重聚
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做「gomusin」情侶是一件非常辛苦的事,因此能最終扛過來的人大概只有將近1%左右的極少數。但是,無論過程有多辛苦,等待有多漫長,如果是對的人,再苦再累也值得。加油!

Being a gomusin is extremely hard and emotionally exhausting; therefore those who make it through are categorized as the top 1%. But, here’s the thing ladies. Despite the difficulties hardships and the exhaustion of endless waiting, it would all be worth it when your man comes out of the army and the time spent apart made the relationship much stronger if it’s the right man. Hwaiting!

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TEXT: JINJOO KWON
CHINESE TRANSLATION:ELLEN N
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