The pronunciation of the word flower in Korean can be a little difficult for beginners. Usually the syllable ‘ㅊ’ sounds like a ‘ch’ sound. However, when it is in the final position of a word, it has a soft t sound. It’s a very abrupt t sound and sound similar to the Korean word for clothes ‘옷’.
Also, if you didn’t know already, Korean has counters for many things. For flowers, the counter is 송이. So for example if you wanted to ask for flowers:
장미 한 송이 주세요 (jang-mi han song-i ju-se-yo) = One rose please.
장미 다섯 송이 주세요 (jang-mi da-seot song-i ju-se-yo) = Five roses please.
If you want to order a bunch, then you would use the counter 다발.
꽃 한 다발 주세요 (kkot han da-bal ju-se-yo) = One bunch of flowers please.
As you can see in the graphic, we added three types of flowers:
장미 (jang-mi) = Rose
튜울립 (tu-ul-lib) = Tulip
해바라기 (hae-ba-ra-gi) = Sunflower
Here are some other flowers:
벛꽃 (beot-kkot) = Cherry blossom
백합 (baek-hap) = Lily
연꽃 (yeon-kkot) = Lotus Flower
국화 (guk-hwa) = Chrysanthemum
데이지 (de-i-ji) = Daisy
진달래 (jin-dal-lae) = Azalea
살구꽃 (sal-gu-kkot) = Apricot blossoms
카네이션 (ka-ne-i-shyeon) = Carnation
제비꽃 (je-bi-kkot) = Violet
민들레 (min-deul-le) = DandelionRemember that romanization is only a tool! Try not to depend on it too much and try learning the Korean alphabet and how to pronounce the letters properly and you will have a much easier time learning.
Some great books to get your started are Korean Made Simple: A beginner's guide to learning the Korean language and Become a Hangeul Master: Learn to Read and Write Korean Characters
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