What The Doll Says In Squid Game

One of the most iconic scenes from the hit series ‘Squid Game’ (오징어 게임) is the Red Light Green Light Game. If like me, the song the creepy doll sings is stuck in your head, you probably want to know what the doll says in Korean. In this post, we will teach you what the doll says in Squid Game in Korean.

What Does The Doll Say In Squid Game?

The song/rhyme that the doll says in Korean is 무궁화 꽃이 피었습니다 [mu-gung-hwa kko-chi pi-oet-sum-ni-da]. Click on the audio below to listen to a native Korean speaker say this.

무궁화 꽃이 피었습니다

What Does 무궁화 꽃이 피었습니다 Mean?

This expression is made up of 무궁화 꽃, which is the national flower of Korea, the subject marking particle , and 피었습니다 which is the past tense of the verb ‘to bloom’. So, 무궁화 꽃이 피었습니다 means ‘The Mugunghwa flower bloomed.’.

The Rules Of Red Light Green Light In Squid Game

Red light green light is actually a popular playground game that is known in many countries around the world. In the Squid Game series, this game takes on a deadly twist.

The rules of the game are simple. When it is green light, the players can move closer to the finish line, but when it is red light, the players must stop. In the original version of the game, if you are caught moving on red light, you are out. However, in the Squid Game, those who are moving on a red light are instantly killed.

The doll in Squid game says 무궁화 꽃이 피었습니다 at different speeds to indicate when she is about to turn around and activate the ‘red light’.


Thanks for reading. I hope you enjoyed learning about the doll’s song from Squid Game. Before you go, check out our free Korean Lessons and Korean Vocabulary Lists to learn more about the Korean language, or learn how to read the Korean alphabet with our free Korean alphabet guide.