Caveat: 호박이 떨어졌다 Jared Way 2019-11-03, 15:30 한국말을 배움 (Failing to Learn Korean) / 한국어 속담 (Aphorisms & Proverbs) Here is an aphorism from my book of Korean aphorisms. 호박이 떨어졌다. ho.bak.i tteol.eo.jyeoss.da pumpkin-SUBJ fall-PAST-SIMPLE A pumpkin has fallen. This means one has received an unexpected windfall or good fortune. Previous PostCaveat: Poem #1190 Next PostCaveat: Tree #305 2 Comments David 2019-11-07 at 10:01 3 months ago This aphorism makes me wonder how pumpkins grow in Korea such that they can fall. Jared Way 2019-11-08 at 10:14 3 months ago … which explains why the good fortune is most definitely unexpected! Comments are closed.