어반 자카파 (Urban Zakapa) – River lyrics [Hangeul, Romanization & Translation]

What a poetic song! I made a little adjustment in the translation, as I feel that “They will just pass by like a flowing river” fits the whole context of the song better 🙂

 

어반 자카파 (Eoban Jakapa/Urban Zakapa) – River

참 많이 울었죠? 그대 마음 다 알아요

Cham manh-i ul-eott-jyo? Geu-dae ma-eum da ar-a-yo

어제도 그대 울 생각에 많이 염려 했어요

Eo-je-do geu-dae ul saeng-gak-e manh-i yeom-ryeo haess-eo-yo

더 울게 될 거에요 그대에겐 아직 더 많은 만남들이 있다는 걸 그대 알아두기를

Deo ul-ge doel geo-e-yo geu-dae-e-gen a-jik-deo manh-eun man-nam-deul-i itt-da-neun geol geu-dae ar-a-du-gi-reul

 

꼭 당신이 아니더라도 더 좋은 누군가라도 흐르는 강물에 지나지 않아요

Ggok dang-shin-i a-ni-deo-ra-do deo joh-eun nu-gun-ga-ra-do heu-reu-neun gang-mul-e ji-na-ji anh-a-yo

하지만 우리는 평생 흐르는 강물을 붙잡으며 살아갈 거에요

Ha-ji-man u-ri-neun pyeong-saeng heu-reu-neun gang-mul-eul but-jab-eu-myeo sal-a-gal geo-e-yo

이해할 수 없는 그대 그대도 나를 절대 이해할 수 없죠

I-hae-hal su eobs-neun geu-dae geu-dae-do na-reul jeol-dae i-hae-hal su eobs-jyo

 

많이 힘들겠죠 나도 알고 있어요

Manh-i him-deul gett-jyo na-do al-go iss-eo-yo

하지만 지금 우리 사이 받아들여야해요

Ha-ji-man ji-geum u-ri sa-i bad-a-deul-yeo-ya-hae-yo

조금 더 만난다 해도 우린 그대롤 거에요

Jo-geum deo man-nan-da hae-do u-rin geu-dae-reul geo-e-yo

그러니 그대 두려워 마요 괜찮아질 거야

Geu-reo-ni geu-dae du-ryeo-weo ma-yo gwaen-chanh-a geo-ya

 

꼭 당신이 아니더라도 더 좋은 누군가라도 흐르는 강물에 지나지 않아요

Ggok dang-shin-i a-ni-deo-ra-do deo joh-eun nu-gun-ga-ra-do heu-reu-neun gang-mul-e ji-na-ji anh-a-yo

하지만 우리는 평생 흐르는 강물을 붙잡으며 살아갈 거에요

Ha-ji-man u-ri-neun pyeong-saeng heu-reu-neun gang-mul-eul beul-jab-eu-myeo sal-a-gal geo-e-yo

이해할 수 없는 그대 그대도 나를 절대 이해할 수 없죠

I-hae-hal su eobs-neun geu-dae geu-dae-do na-reul jeol-dae i-hae-hal su eobs-jyo

 

혹 당신이 이해한대도 세상을 버린다 해도

Hok dang-shin-i i-hae-han-dae-do se-sang-eul beo-rin-da hae-do

시간이 지나면 알거라 믿어요

Shi-gan-i ji-na-myeon al-geo-ra mid-eo-yo

그리고 그대는 다시 아프고도 예쁜 추억들을 만들어 갈 테죠

Geu-ri-go geu-dae-neun da-shi a-peu-go-do ye-bbeun chu-eok-deul-eul man-deul-eo gal te-jyo

이해할 수 없는 것은

I-hae-hal su eobs-neun geos-eun

이해하지 않고 그저 믿어주면 되죠

I-hae-ha-ji anh-go geu-jeo mid-eo-ju-myeon doe-jyo

 

Translation

I know you cried a lot, I know how you feel
I was really worried at the thought of you crying yesterday
You’ll probably cry more because you still have
Many encounters ahead of you – I hope you know

Even if it’s not you, even if it’s someone better
They will just pass by like a flowing river
But we will always be holding on to the flowing river all our lives
I can’t understand you and you can’t understand me

It will be really hard, I know
But we need to accept our relationship right now
Even if we meet more, we will stay the same
So don’t be afraid, everything will be alright

Even if it’s not you, even if it’s someone better
They will just pass by like a flowing river
But we will always be holding on to the flowing river all our lives
I can’t understand you and you can’t understand me

Even if you understand, even if you throw the world away
When time passes, you will know
And you will make other painful but beautiful memories again
You don’t have to understand things that are not understandable – you just need to believe in it

Hangeul: romanization.wordpress.com
Translation: Pop! Gasa

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2 thoughts on “어반 자카파 (Urban Zakapa) – River lyrics [Hangeul, Romanization & Translation]

  1. Thanks so much for this translation! It’s such a lovely song, and I was so happy to find out that the meaning of the lyrics is as beautiful as they sound!

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