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BGM v.s. Background Music
What Do You Call BGM in Chinese?
BGM is the abbreviation of the word “Background Music” which is called “背景音乐 (bèi jǐng yīn yuè)” in Simplified Chinese.
It often refers to the music or songs used in videos, movies, dramas, video games, or songs played on the website as the background music, etc. BGM can also be used and played publicly in common life, sometimes called the offline BGMs, opposite to the online BGMs inserted into video content spread online.
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BGMs, or talked about Background music or songs, play an important role in daily life. BGM music often appears in public areas for a better atmosphere adjustment or lifting people’s mood. With the development of the Internet and social application programs, BGM becomes a more popular and essential element in modern social and video-related apps, such as the BGM songs in TikTok (or Called “DouYin” in China).
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WHAT IS BGM CALLED IN CHINESE?
The word BGM, written as “背景音乐 (bèi jǐng yīn yuè)” in Simplified Chinese, is a compound word consisting of two Chinese words background “背景 (bèi jǐng)” and music “音乐 (yīn yuè)“. The character “背 (bèi)” of the first Chinese word means the back part of a human being or an object, while another character “景 (jǐng)” of the word here means the conditions although it is understood as scenery in common. Hence, the word “背景 (bèi jǐng)” refers to something working in the background.
However, the Chinese word “背景 (bèi jǐng)” is a polysemy which implies different meanings upon the context. In some cases, if a man was described with the word “背景 (bèi jǐng)“, such as “这个人很有背景”, it probably implied that the man has a strong and powerful background.
The Chinese characters appearing in another word “音乐 (yīn yuè)” are both referring to the music with a slight difference. The first character “音 (yīn)” not only means the music but also indicates the sound or pronunciation varying from pitch to tone.
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