Korean: Learning through getting around
Whether you are in Korea or not, start learning language related to everyday life.
Language related to directions, and other basic everyday tasks, are a great context to learn to communicate. They are also helpful to learn to read, write and understand grammar, all in context.
Getting around 교통편 이용하기 gyotongpyeon iyonghagi
subway 지하철 Jihacheol
train 기차 Gicha
bus 버스 Beoseu
taxi 택시 Taeksi
I need to go to ___________, please. ______로 가 주세요. ___ro ga juseyo
Where is the ticket office? 표 파는 곳이 어디예요? pyo paneun gosi eodiyeyo
Where can I buy a ticket? 표는 어디서 삽니까? pyoneun eodiseo samnikka
One ticket, please. 표 한 장 주세요. pyo han jang juseyo
Where is the bus stop? 버스 정류장이 어디예요? beoseu jeonnyujang-i eodiyeyo
How much does it cost to the city center? 시내 중심까지 얼마예요? sinae jungsimkkaji eolmayeyo
How much does it cost to the airport? 공항까지 얼마예요? gonghangkkaji
Here, please. 여기요. Yeogiyo
Where is the closest taxi stand? 제일 가까운 택시 승차장이 어디예요?
jeil gakkaun taeksi seungchajang-i eodiyeyo
Where is the closest subway stop? 제일 가까운 지하철역이 어디예요?
jeil gakkaun jihacheol-yeoki eodiyeyo
I’d like to rent a car, please. 차를 렌트하고 싶은데요. chareul renteu- hago sipeundeyo
A small car. 소형차 Sohyeongcha
A medium car. 중형차 junghyeongcha
A big car. 대형차 daehyeongcha
I would like a round trip ticket. 왕복표 주세요. wangbokpyo juseyo
At what time _________? 몇 시에 _______? myeot sie ______?
Is it close? 가까워요? Gakkawoyo
Is it far? 멀어요? Meoreoyo
Turn left. 좌회전 하세요. jwahoejeon haseyo
Turn right. 우회전 하세요. uhoejeon haseyo
Go straight. 직진 가세요. Jikjin haseyo
block 블록 Beulok
roundabout 로터리 roteori
Do you have a map? 지도 있어요? jido isseoyo
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 to continue learning Korean for getting around.
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