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Here it is from 1:20-1:21. link It at least sounds like fortis to me. This part is rapped by a Japanese person (Sakura), but I figure K-Pop has some regulations to make sure they pronounce it at least 90% correct?

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  • why do you assume that?
    – user17915
    Commented Feb 24, 2019 at 7:26
  • @user17915 added "It at least sounds like that to me." to the description Commented Feb 24, 2019 at 8:03
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    I can tell that Sakura has a bit of Japanese accent but her pronunciation is OK. To me, it sounds tteo than deo but it is still acceptable enough to be . It doesn't sound like or .
    – Coconut
    Commented Feb 24, 2019 at 8:54
  • I have just deleted my answer, which mentioned auditory illusions and the environment around the character 더, because two downvoted it without leaving any reasons in the comment section. I hope they post their own answers much better than mine.
    – Klmo
    Commented Oct 24, 2020 at 16:33
  • I think you made a mistake, you wrote "from 1:20-1:21." but I think it's from 2:00 - 2:01. Anyway, I think Sakura sings the 더 correctly. ㄷ can be pronounce [t] or [d] but when the ㄷ is at the beginning of a word is almost always pronounce as a [t] and when the ㄷ is in the middle of a word then it's often pronounce as [d] but it depends if there's a 받침 (final consonant) to the previous syllable and other spelling rules I quite don't remember all. When it's like that the ㄷ is pronounce more like a "t". Commented Jun 17, 2022 at 17:13

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Her pronunciation is not accurate IMO. I am native Korean but without lyrics in the video clip, I don't even know what she says for "더" part. It's like "우리 서로에게 ?#$#? 끌려" to me. I don't think there is regulation or such a thing but it's just common problem with idol group especially when the group has a foreigner member(s) in it.

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