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Buddha's Birthday

부처님 오신 날
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Buddhism
불교 불교 (n)
bulgyo
Buddhism
불교는 부처의 개화된 가르침을 기초로 합니다.
Bulgyoneun bucheoui gaehwadoen gareuchimeul gichoro hamnida.
Buddhism is based on the teachings of the Buddha, the enlightened one.
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India
인도 인도 (n)
indo
India
세계에서 가장 큰 산인 히말라야는 인도에 있습니다.
Segyeeseo gajang keun sanin himallayaneun indoe itsseumnida.
The Himalayas, the worlds largest mountains, are in the country of India.
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be born
태어나다 태어나다 (v)
taeeonada
be born
저는 천구백팔십년에 태어났습니다.
Jeoneun cheongubaekpalsimnyeone taeeonatsseumnida.
I was born in 1980.
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Buddha's Birthday
부처님 오신 날 부처님 오신 날 (n)
Bucheonim oshin nal
Buddha's Birthday
Buddha
석가모니 석가모니 (n)
seokgamoni
Buddha
statue of the Buddha
불상 불상 (n)
bulsang
statue of the Buddha
release of captive animals
방생 방생 (n)
bangsaeng
release of captive animals
Lotus lantern festival
연등행사 연등행사 (n)
yeondeung haengsa
Lotus lantern festival
Haeinsa temple
해인사 해인사 (n)
haeinsa
Haeinsa temple
Buddhist temple
(n)
jeol
Buddhist temple
Buddhist Priest
스님 스님 (n)
seunim
Buddhist Priest
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Friday at 6:10 pm
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Hey listeners! Do you want to learn more about Buddha’s Birthday in South Korea? Check out this FREE Korean lesson:

Video Culture Class: Korean Holidays - Buddha’s Birthday
https://www.koreanclass101.com/2013/01/25/video-culture-class-korean-holidays-3-buddhas-birthday/

Tuesday at 9:53 am
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Hi dibakar,

Thank you for posting and letting us know. Buddha was born in Lumbini–which now is a part of modern Nepal…and while the Himalayan mountains border India and the Tibetan plateau, Mount Everest is located in Nepal, right? Thank you for pointing this out to us!

Best,
Lyn
Team KoreanClass101.com

dibakar
Friday at 3:50 pm
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hello teacher you know the where is mt.Everest ? and where is buddha was burn? you really don’t know. you have to read about it sir. Mt.Everest is in Nepal. and Buddha was burn in nepal you have to know. please

Megan Somers
Tuesday at 11:30 am
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@Lyn/Team KoreanClass101.com,

Thank you so much. I understand it now. That makes a lot of sense. I hadn’t considered that the words might be Chinese or Chinese-derived words [Sino-Korean]. Thanks so much for explaining everything. 😄

The little trivia about the word ‘birthday’ was interesting. And the breakdown of words was quite helpful. 😄

Thanks for explaining a little about Haeinsa temple. I appreciate it. I hadn’t known it had a Wikipedia page. 😅😄

❤️️:thumbsup:😄

Thanks so much,

Megan

Tuesday at 9:43 am
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Hi Rajan,
Thank you for commenting and pointing it out to us!

Hello Megan,
Thanks for posting. Most of the words related to Buddhism come from Chinese characters, or Sino-Korean(Korean words based on Chinese characters). And it is pronounced the way the Chinese would pronounce the words. For example, the Chinese character for ‘Buddhism’, which is ‘佛’, can be read as ‘불’ or ‘부’ according to context. Which is why when we discuss the ‘religion’, it is pronounced as ‘불교’ but when you discuss Buddha it is pronounced as ‘부처’, or you refer to his name, which was ‘석가모니’. (As it gets complicated it is probably better to memorize the vocabulary as is)
As for Buddha’s Birthday, the Sino-Korean is ‘석가탄신일’ (You will notice that the ‘석가’ is the first part of the name of Buddha, and ‘탄신일’ is a very formal way of saying ‘birthday’), actually, but in recent times people refer to it as ‘부처님 오신 날’, or, ‘The day Buddha came(was born)’.

Regarding Haein Temple, it is famous because it is the home of the Tripitaka Koreana, which has the whole of the Buddhist Scriptures in over 80,000 wooden blocks. It is also one of the oldest temples, dating back to the 1300’s. You can find more information on wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haeinsa

Hope this was of help.
Best,
Lyn
Team KoreanClass101.com

Megan Somers
Sunday at 11:12 am
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Thanks so much!! I learned new things.

I have a question, though. Why are the phrases/words “Buddhism, Buddha’s Birthday, Buddha, and Statue of the Buddha” all different words in Korean? The root word/name of Buddha is not the same throughout.

Buddhism - 불교 (bulgyo)

Buddha’s Birthday - 부처님 오신 날 (Bucheonim oshin nal)

Buddha - 석가모니 (seokgamoni)

Statue of the Buddha - 불상 (bulsang)

Why?

Also, what is the significance of 해인사 (Haeinsa Temple)?

Rajan
Sunday at 3:11 am
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Buddha was born in nepal not the india 😜

Monday at 9:31 pm
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Hello Anjana,

Thank you for your comment.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Gamsahamnida 😄
Lyn
Team KoreanClass101.com

Anjana Silwal Adhikari
Monday at 11:28 am
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dear lyn..thankyou for respoding. yeah buddha was born in lumbini and this is one of the main headquater in western region of nepal and this is a tourist area. and yes world tallest mountain is in nepal too. There are about 1300 mountains in nepal. out of 14 higest mountain of the world ..8 are located in nepal 😄😇 sorry i just want to inform..nothing other. thankyou.😄

KoreanClass101.com
Wednesday at 9:25 pm
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Hi Anjana,

We are glad that you enjoyed the vocabulary lesson.
Buddha was born in Lumbini–which now is a part of modern Nepal…right?
Thank you for pointing that out to us.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Best,
Lyn
Team KoreanClass101.com

Anjana Silwal Adhikari
Tuesday at 5:32 pm
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Dear administrator, Buddha was born in Nepal. but why do you used the word India? 😞yeah he was enlighten in there though your sentence show that Nepal is the country ruled by India. please check once. anyway thankyou for the vocab. i enjoyed.😄