Happy birthday! Today, we’re bringing you some common and useful words related to birthdays in Korean. like everywhere else in the world, Koreans celebrate birthdays with cakes, parties, and presents.
They’re usually pretty fun occasions and there’s usually lots of good food to be had. Want to learn how to say ‘Happy birthday’? Check out our post on this phrase here.
Vocabulary in this infographic:
생신 (saeng-shin) = birthday (formal)
생일 (saeng-il) = birthday (informal)
초 (cho) = candle
케이크 (ke-i-keu) = cake
케익 (ke-ik) = cake
선물 (seon-mul) = present
기념하다 (gi-nyeom-ha-da) = to celebrate
파티 (pa-ti) = party
풍선 (pung-seon) = balloon
초를 불다 (cho-reul bul) = to blow out candles
소원을 빌다 (so-weon-eul bil-da) = to make a wish