10 Second Korean: 흥 [ heung ]

Easy and quick Korean expressions!

흥 [ heung ]

흥 usually means ‘feelings when someone has fun and and/or joyful moments‘. It can be translated into ‘fun’.

ex)

이 음악을 들으니, 흥이 난다. (I feel excited when listening to this music.)

흥 has some other meanings as below.

    1. It is a sound when someone blows their nose.

2. It is a sound someone makes through their nose when she or he are being cynical, or irritated.

ex)

A) 봐, 내가 너보다 낫지? (See, I am better than you!)  B) 흥 (Tch)

3. 흥해라 is an imperative sentence from 흥하다, which means ‘to prosper’.

ex)

자이언트 흥해라! (Go Team Giant!)

우리 가족 흥해라!  (Let my family prosper!)

Yoona Kang
M.A. in English syntax. Loves travel, exercise, animals, music and dance. Happy Busanite, foodie, excellent suitcase packer.

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