韓国の人気アイドルグループBTS。ビルボードでも1位を獲得するなど、世界中を魅了しています。そんなBTSが国連でスピーチを行いました。これはLove Yourself(自分自身を愛そう)キャンペーンの一環のもの。リーダーRMのスピーチは歴史的だと世界中から大絶賛されたのです。こんかいはBTSの国連スピーチで英語学習を行いましょう。

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BTS speech at the United Nations | UNICEF
I used to look up at the night sky and wonder and I used to dream the dreams of a boy. I used to imagine that I was a superhero who could save the world.


look up – 見上げる
used to – 以前は~だった

And in the intro to one of our early albums, there’s a line that says “my heart stopped when I was maybe 9 or 10”. Looking back, I think that is when I began to worry about what other people thought of me and started seeing myself through their eyes.


early – 初期の
line – 歌詞
look back – 振り返る

I stopped looking up at the night sky, the stars. I stopped daydreaming. Instead, I just tried to jam myself into the other molds that other people made. Soon, I began to shut out my own voice and listen to the voice of others. 


daydream – 空想する
jam into – ~に詰め込む
mold – 型
shut out – 締め出す

 No one called out my name and neither did I. My heart stopped and my eyes closed shut. Like this, I—we—all lost our names. We became like ghosts. But I had one sanctuary, and that was music. There was a small voice inside o me that said “ Wake up man, and listen to yourself”.


ghost – 幽霊
sanctuary – サンクチュアリ、聖域、安息の地


Even after making the decision of joining BTS, there were a lot of hurdles . Some people might not believe but most people thought we were hopeless, and sometimes I just wanted to quit. But I think I was very lucky that I didn’t give it all up. 


make the decision – ~する決断をする
hurdle – ハードル、困難
hopeless – 絶望的な
quit – 止める

If there’s anything that I’ve achieved, it was only possible that I had my other BTS members right by my side, and because of the love and support that our Army fans all over the world made for us.


achieve – 達成する


Yesterday’s me is still me. Today, I am who I am with all of my faults and my mistakes. Tomorrow I might be a tiny bit wiser and that would be me too.I have come to love myself for who I am, for who I was, and for who I hope to become.


fault – 罪
mistake – 過ち


I’d like to ask all of you: What is your name? What excites you and makes your heart beat? Tell me your story. I want to hear your voice and I want to hear your conviction. No matter who you are, where you’re from, your skin color, your gender identity—just speak yourself.


conviction – 信念
gender – 性別



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