Do you know the words for the various flowers in Korean?
Flowers are some of nature’s most gorgeous inventions, not only the kind you can see in bloom everywhere in springtime but also the kind you can create right in your backyard.
In this lesson, you will also learn how to say “flower” in Korean. That means you can start creating that flower garden in Korea as well – or at least tell your Korean friends about the one you have back at home!
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Flowers in Korean
Here is a list of flower names in Korean.
|꽃 한 다발 (kkot han dabal)||a bunch of flowers|
|꽃꽃이 (kkotkkochi)||a flower arrangement|
|벚꽃 (beotkkot)||cherry blossom|
Korean National Flower
The National flower of Korea is the 무궁화 (mugunghwa | Hibiscus). You can see this name referred to in different parts of Korean culture. It’s the name of a train that runs through the country.
Rose in Korean
The Korean word for rose is 장미 (jangmi). This flower is often associated with love and romance.
장미는 언제 꽃을 피어요? (jangmineun eonje kkocheul phieoyo?)
When do roses bloom?
Sunflower in Korean
Sunflower in Korean is 해바라기 (haebaragi). This Korean flower symbolizes happiness and can brighten up one’s mood!
Violet in Korean
The Korean word for violet is 제비꽃 (jebikkot) and it symbolizes modesty.
Cherry Blossom in Korean
Cherry blossom in Korean is 벚꽃 (beotkkot). This comes from cherry blossom trees and symbolizes beauty and purity. There are also different places in Korea where you can find these cherry blossoms.
Lily in Korean
Lily in Korean is 백합 (baekhab). This flower symbolizes innocence and sweetness.
“Flower” in Korean
The word for flower in Korean is 꽃 (kkot). As you may have noticed, the word ends with ㅊ. This means that when you combine it with an object or noun marking particles, you will pronounce it as 꽃을 (kkocheul) or 꽃이 (kkochi).
However, when you refer to the “flower” on its own in Korean, with no marking particles attached, the pronunciation needs to end in a “t”-sound.
올해는 꽃들이 일찍 피었어요. (orhaeneun kkotdeuri iljjik phieosseoyo.)
The flowers bloomed early this year.
나는 너한테 꽃을 좀 꺾었어. (naneun neohanthe kkocheul jom kkyeokkeosseo.)
I picked up some flowers for you.
어디로 꽃을 심을까? (eodiro kkocheul shimeulkka?)
Where should we plant the flower?
Another word for how to say “flower” in Korean is 화초 (hwacho). It is rarely used, but would be an especially good vocabulary word for referring to planting and growing flowers or when the word you wish to use is “plant”.
오늘은 화초를 심을게요. (oneureun hwachoreul shimeulgeyo.)
I will plant the flowers today.
Now that you know how to say “flower” in Korean, here are also common Korean words that are related to flowers.
Plant in Korean
A flower is a type of plant, and the Korean term for plant is 식물 (sigmul).
Garden in Korean
An area where different flowers and plants are planted is called a garden which translates to 정원(jeongwon) in Korean. If you have a garden full of roses, you can call that as 장미 정원 (jangmi jeongwon). Another term used for garden is 뜰 (tteul).
A word of caution about Romanization
While it is possible for you to study the Korean words in this article simply by reading their romanized versions, it will come in handy for you to be able to read Hangeul if you ever wish to come to Korea. Hangeul is the Korean alphabet, and not difficult to learn. In fact, you can learn it in just 90 minutes.
After you’ve familiarized yourself with Hangeul, life in Korea will suddenly seem so much easier and the country won’t appear so foreign for you. So, if you’re serious about learning Korean, why not learn Hangeul today?
Now that you know how to say “flower” in Korean, and a bit more about Korean culture, what other great Korean words do you wish to learn? Let us know and we’ll make the magic happen!
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