Korean:Flower Viewing | 꽃구경


It's the end of March and the beginning of April again, and the coming of spring is a good time to enjoy flowers throughout the year. Recently, cherry blossoms are gradually blooming everywhere, so this note will talk about '꽃' (flower) and the expressions of flower viewing (꽃구경) and flowering (피다, 개화하다, 만개하다).

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t's the end of March and the beginning of April again, and the coming of spring is a good time to enjoy flowers throughout the year. Recently, cherry blossoms are gradually blooming everywhere, so this note will talk about "꽃" (flower) and the expressions of flower viewing (꽃구경) and flowering (피다, 개화하다, 만개하다).

꽃 flower

The Korean word for flower is "꽃".
And flower viewing is 꽃구경, which is a noun. 구경 means watching. When 하다 is added after it, it becomes a verb.

내일 꽃구경을 해요?

Are you going to see flowers tomorrow?

주말에 꽃구경 갈까요?

Shall we go to see flowers on the weekend?

Sayings of flowering

The following three verbs are commonly used to indicate flowering.

피다

To bloom

개화하다

To bloom

만개하다

Full bloom

So the saying of "blossom" is that

꽃이 피다.
꽃이 개화하다.

And the way to say "flower blooming, full bloom" is

꽃이 만개하다.

벚꽃 sakura

벚꽃 means sakura.
나무 means tree, so sakura tree is 벚꽃나무.
In addition, there is a saying that sakura viewing is 벚꽃놀이, and 놀이 is changed from the verb 놀다 (to play).

벚꽃이 피어 있었어요.

Sakura were in bloom.

벚꽃을 보러 가자.

Let's go see the sakura.

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