Arirang is the name of most well known Korean traditional song. It is not easy to define the meaning of that word, and when the song had be maden still. But many scholars insist Arirang means "My beloved darling" and it was created in late 19th century. There are many versions of Arirang by region. And the most of them usually start like this "Arirang, Arirang, Arario Arirang Kokerul neomeo kanda.(My darling, my darling, my darling goes over the hill.) If you comment Arirang when you have chance to talk with Korean, most of them would sing the song for you gladly.
You : I can sing Arirang, I am Korean!
Korean : No kidding, but I am impressed.
by Sumi Park October 11, 2007

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