Looking for a fun way to learn Korean? Want to improve your Korean quickly? Then you should let K-pop stars be your new teachers. How about (Cherry Blossom Ending) by 버스커 버스커 (Busker Busker)?

Typically, Kpop lyrics are short and easy to comprehend. From songs, you can pick up common phrases and grammar points, build up your Korean skills and also make the learning journey more fun.

Today, we’re going to go over some of the lyrics of 벚꽃 엔딩 (Cherry Blossom Ending) by 버스커 버스커 (Busker Busker). Believe or not, this song is considered the no.1 spring carol in Korea. In March and April (yes, when cherry blossoms are blooming!), you can hear this song playing on every street.

As you might have noticed, this song includes lots of “V + 아요/어요/해요" and “N + 어떤가요?” form, which are very frequently used in real life. Here, Eggbun Education has picked up some useful phrases which you can use right away. To enhance your understanding, we’ll examine what the phrases mean and also provide some example sentences.

What else do we need? Let’s get started!

Pattern 1

This form is similar to “Let’s + V” and it’’s commonly used to make suggestions.

1. (0:51) 

Meaning: Today let’s walk together on this street.

Literal meaning: As for today let’s walk together on this street.

오늘 [o-neul]: today

은 [eun]: (consonant +) topic marker - as for

우리 [uri]: we,us

같이 [gachi]: together

걷다 [geot-da]: to walk

이 [i]: this (demonstrative determiner)

거리 [geori]: street

를 [reul]: (vowel +) object marker

2. (1:29) 

Meaning: Shall we take a walk on this street?

Literal meaning: On this street, two of us walk.

You may have noticed the word order changes from the previous phrase - “오늘은 우리 같이 걸어요, 이 거리를”? As Korean has lots of markers to indicate the preceded phrases are topic, subject, object or something else, the word order is somewhat flexible.

이 [i]: this

거리 [geori]: street

를 [reul]: (vowel +) object marker

둘 [dul]: two

이 [i]: (consonant +) subject marker

걷다 [geotda]: to walk

3. (2:12) 

Meaning: Let’s hold hands together.

Literal meaning: We now hold hands.

우리 [uri]: we, us

이제 [ije]: now

손 [son]: hand

잡다 [jabda]: to hold, to grasp

Okay, let’s practice with more example sentences.

  • 우리 같이 점심 먹어요. [uri gachi jeomshim meogeoyo]: Let’s have lunch together.
  • 우리 같이 커피 마셔요. [uri gachi keopi masheoyo]: Let’s have coffee together.
  • 우리 같이 놀아요. [uri gachi norayo]: Let’s hang out together.

리 [uri]: we, us

같이 [gachi]: together

점심 [jeomshim]: lunch

먹다 [meokda]: to eat

커피 [keopi]: coffee

마시다 [mashida]: to drink

놀다 [nolda]: to hang out

Pattern 2

The phrase 어떤가요 is used to ask someone’s thoughts about something.

1. (0:59) 

Meaning: How do you like the lullaby at night?

Literal meaning: How about the lullaby reaching your ears at night?

밤 [bam]: night

에 [e] : location/time marker

들려오다 [deul-lyeo-oda]: to come into hearing, to reach one’s ears

자장 노래 [jajang nore]: lullaby

어떻다 [eo-tteot-ta]: to be how

2. (2:19) 

Meaning: How do you like the love song you’re just hearing?

Literal meaning: How about the love song just reaching your ears?

침 [machim]: just

들려오다 [deul-lyeo-oda]: to come into hearing, to reach one’s ears

사랑 [sarang]: love

래 [nore]: song

어떻다 [eo-tteot-ta]: to be how

Let’s practice!

  • 이 옷 어떤가요? [i ot eo-tteon-gayo]: What about this clothing?
  • 이 음식 어떤가요? [i eumshik eo-tteon-gayo]: How do you like this food?
  • 거기 날씨 어떤가요? [geogi nalssi eo-tteon-gayo]: How’s the weather there?

이 [i]: this (demonstrative determiner)

[ot]: clothing

어떻다 [eo-tteot-ta]: to be how

음식 [eumshik]: food

기 [geogi]: there

날씨 [nalssi]: weather

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