March 14, 2015

Happy Pi Day: The Many Faces of Pi in Korean

Yes, it’s true, 3.1415 (etc.) has its very own day. What does a person with an interest in the Korean language do to celebrate the day of pi? Glad you asked!

English:
symbol for pi

 

 

Pronounced the same as:
slice of a pie

But in Korean pronounced:

 

 

 

 

And meaning:
A red-colored drop

 

 

피 (blood)

 

Or:
A blue-colored drop

 

 

비 (rain, sometimes Romanized as bi, but sounding a whole lot like 피).