Do you want to learn Korean fast (more than My name is_____?) Check out Korean all themed around language for travel- the perfect context to start learning a language. When you learn a new language for travel, you learn all the vocabulary and grammar you need in context. Learn enough words and phrases, and they will start overlapping. You can then start creating your own sentences.
Pick a new theme each week, for five weeks. Try using vocabulary columns and mastering the theme for the week. After studying the list, take a piece of paper and write the words and phrases on a column in Korean. Try to recall the English, writing the equivalents. Do again, giving the Korean. And don’t worry yet about Korean scripts- write in Roman letters.
This week’s theme:
Meeting and greeting
My name is______________.
제 이름은 ____입니다. je ireumeun ____
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
Likewise. 저도 그래요. jeodo geuraeyo
annyeonghaseyo Hello. 안녕하세요.
Good morning. 안녕하세요.
Good afternoon. 안녕하세요.
Good evening. 안녕하세요. annyeonghaseyo
Goodbye. 안녕히 계세요. annyeonghi
See you later. 그럼 나중에 뵈요. geureom najung-e
It was nice to see 만나서 반가웠어요. mannaseo
What’s your name? 이름이 뭐예요? ireumi moyeyo
My name is…….. 제 이름은 ……입니다 je ireumeun
Take care. 잘 지내세요. jal jinaeseyo
Bye 안녕 Annyeong
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.
Some additional resources:
Do you want to learn to say your name in Korean and a whole lot more? Get the phrasebook with linked audio Korean for Travel and Beginners Phrasebook here.