Useful phrases 유용한 표현들yuyonghan pyohyeondeul
Learn some useful Korean phrases and start talking fast.
Learning Korean can be stressful, challenging, and exhausting. Oh, and I also forgot to mention – really exciting too!
I spent three years teaching at Sejong University in Seoul. There are so many resources available now that weren’t available then.
The key to learning a language is to get communicating quickly. Learning some useful words and phrases is the best way to get started.
__________, please. ______ 좀 주세요. ____ jom juseyo
Could I get the bill, please? 계산서 부탁합니다? gesanseo butakhamnida
Where is the bathroom? 화장실이 어디예요? hwajangsiri eodiyeyo
Excuse me. 실례합니다. Sillehamnida
Thank you. 고맙습니다. gomapseumnida
You’re welcome. 별말씀을요. Byeolmalsseumeulyo
One more, please. 하나 더 주세요. hana deo juseyo
Meeting and Greeting
My name is______________. 제 이름은 ____입니다. je ireumeun ____ imnida
How are you? 어떻게 지내세요? eoteoke jineseyo
Good. 좋아요. Joayo
So- so. 그저 그래요. geujeo geuraeyo
Are you all right? 괜찮아요? gwaenchanayo
Where are you from? 어느 나라에서 왔어요? eoneu nara-eseo wasseoyo
I’m from…. ……에서 왔어요. …..eseo wasseoyo
It’s nice to meet you. 만나서 반가워요. mannaseo bangawoyo
Likewise. 저도 그래요. jeodo geuraeyo
annyeonghaseyo Hello. 안녕하세요.
Good morning. 안녕하세요. annyeonghaseyo
Good afternoon. 안녕하세요. annyeonghaseyo
Good evening. 안녕하세요. annyeonghaseyo
Goodbye. 안녕히 계세요. annyeonghi gyeseyo
See you later. 그럼 나중에 뵈요. geureom najung-e boeyo
It was nice to see 만나서 반가웠어요. mannaseo you. bangawosseoyo
What’s your name? 이름이 뭐예요? ireumi moyeyo
My name is…….. 제 이름은 ……입니다 je ireumeun ….imnida
Take care. 잘 지내세요. jal jinaeseyo
Bye 안녕 Annyeong
(Note: Koreans use the same greeting regardless of the time of the day except when they say good night)
This link has a guide with survival tasks and links to audio file podcasts. These podcasts are not traditional. They are bite-sized files of language in chunks. Use them to create your own playlists. Play, listen, repeat, and learn. Once you have enough of these chunks, you’ll start making your own sentences with what you’ve learned.
Get your downloadable files here.
Get your Korean for Travel and Beginners Phrasebook.