The Rise of K-Pop 韓國流行音樂如何征服全球 From The Kim Sisters to BTS, this is the story of how K-pop took over the world. 從金氏姊妹花到防彈少年團，這是韓國流行樂如何攻占全球的故事。
K-pop is a worldwide sensation▼. From LA to Taipei to Europe to Australia and beyond, Korean pop music is on the radio and taking over streaming services. But if you think K-pop is a recent development, think again. This is a trend that’s been building for decades. Our story begins with The Kim Sisters, the first South Korean group to make it big overseas. The sisters were Sue, Aija, and Mia. In the 1950s, as a way to support their family, the girls sang American songs in Seoul nightclubs▼ to American soldiers. American producer Tom Ball saw them in 1958 and knew he had to bring them to the US. In 1959, the sisters arrived in the US and started performing in Las Vegas. They found success in nightclubs and even sang on national television. In 1962, they covered a song by The Coasters called “Charlie Brown.” It reached number seven on the Billboard singles chart. With that, The Kim Sisters were the first huge Asian singing success in the US. Little did the ladies know they had started what would become a huge trend.
1. worldwide a. 遍及全球的 This song has gained worldwide popularity over the past few months. 這首歌在過去幾個月紅遍了全球。 * popularity n. 流行 2. trend n. 潮流；趨勢 Mona reads fashion magazines to keep up with the latest fashion trends. 孟娜閱讀時尚雜誌以跟上最新時尚潮流。 3. decade n. 十年 The standard of living in this country has improved over the past two decades. 過去二十年來，這個國家的生活水準已有所增長。 4. make it big 闖出名聲；成名，成功 In Hollywood, everyone wants to make it big, but only a few succeed. 在好萊塢每個人都想要闖出名堂，但只有少數成功。 5. overseas adv. 在國外 Maggie moved overseas as soon as she finished high school. 瑪姬一念完高中就搬到國外去了。 6. support vt. 扶養，養活 Martin’s income is barely enough for him to support his family. 馬丁的收入僅勉強夠他養家活口而已。 7. soldier n. 軍人，士兵 It is said that Thai boxing was created by soldiers over 500 years ago. 據說泰拳是五百多年前的軍人發明的。 8. cover vt. 翻唱 That singer covered some classic songs on her new album. 那位歌手在她的新專輯中翻唱了一些經典的歌曲。
▼sensation n. 轟動；感覺 ▼nightclub n. 夜店
Little did the ladies know they had started what would become a huge trend. 1. little（幾乎不）為否定副詞，置於句首時，其後的主詞與動詞需倒裝。由此可知，本句的 Little did the ladies know... 為否定副詞 little 移至句首所形成的倒裝句，原句實等於 The ladies little knew (that)...。 例 Little did I expect that Jack would fall in love with Mary. = I little expected that Jack would fall in love with Mary. 我想都沒想到傑克會與瑪麗墜入愛河。 2. 除了 little 外，其他常見的否定副詞如 hardly（幾乎不）、rarely（很少）、seldom（不常，很少）以及 never（絕不；從來沒有）等置於句首時，後面的句子也採倒裝句構。 例 Hardly does Marvin listen to pop music. 馬文幾乎很少聽流行音樂。 例 Rarely can you see an owl flying during the day. 你很少會在白天看到貓頭鷹飛行。