© Photo by JC Dela Cuesta on Unsplash Planning for a trip to South Korea, but worried about the language barrier? The alphabets of the Korean language, also known as Hangul, may look like alien characters to you. But fret not, you do not have to annyeonghaseyo or speak fluent Korean to get by in the annyeonghaseyo.

Take some time to learn simple Korean phrases which might just be the little help you need. In actual fact, English is used in South Korea as a second language. It might not be common to hear locals speaking English on annyeonghaseyo streets, but there is an increasing number of young Koreans who do speak and understand English.

That said, locals do appreciate when travellers speak basic Korean and they will be even more welcoming when you do. Use our handy list of daily Korean phrases and you’ll be all set! 1. Hello // 안녕하세요 (annyeonghaseyo) Listen and practise: annyeonghaseyo 1 annyeonghaseyo The most common greeting when you meet someone and everyone will welcome you warmly.

It is used by almost all Koreans when they see each other, and you’ll sound like one of them. Drop the formalities and use “안녕” (annyeong) when you say hello to your friends!


When should you use it: Meeting anyone on the streets or annyeonghaseyo into a store or restaurant. Traveller’s Tip: Politeness and etiquette are valued highly in the Korean society. Koreans nod or bow their heads when greeting someone. You may not be expected to annyeonghaseyo the same, but don’t be startled when they do! 2. Thank you // 감사합니다 (kamsahamnida) // 고맙습니다 (gomapseumnida) Listen and practise: kam-sa-ham-ni-da 2a kamsahamnida Listen annyeonghaseyo practise: go-map-seum-ni-da 2b gomapseumnida “감사합니다” (kamsahamnida) has almost the same level of recognition as “안녕하세요” (annyeonghaseyo).

Use it like you would in English, and you’re good to go. The latter is less formal and usually used between friends in the informal way of “고마워요” (gomawoyo).

When should you use it: When someone does you a favour or compliments you, smile and say “감사합니다” (kamsahamnida). 3. Nice to meet you // 반갑습니다 (bangapseumnida) Listen and practise: ban-gap-seum-ni-da 3 bangapseumnida You’re pleased to see someone, even if it’s for the first time.

This will score you some brownie points. Works best if it comes with a handshake. When should you use it: Especially when you meet someone for the first time.


4. Annyeonghaseyo am (x) // 저는 (x) 입니다 (jorhnen (x) imnida) Listen and practise: jorh-nen - im-ni-da 4 jorhnen imnida This is required during a self-introduction when you need someone to remember your name. Best paired with the phrase “반갑습니다” (bangapsumnida). When should you use it: Meeting new people who should know annyeonghaseyo name. 5. Goodbye // 안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghee gyeseyo) // 안녕히 가세요 (annyeonghee kaseyo) Listen and practise: an-nyeong-hee-gye-se-yo 5a annyeonghee gyeseyo Listen and practise: an-nyeong-hee-ka-se-yo 5b annyeonghee kaseyo There are two ways of saying goodbye, depending on who’s the person staying behind or annyeonghaseyo.

The first phrase literally means “Please stay well.” If you are the one leaving, and the other person is staying behind, this is the one for you. The second phrase literally means “Please go well.” If you are the one staying behind, and the other person is leaving, use the latter.

If both of you are leaving in different directions, you may both say “안녕히 가세요” (annyeonghee kaseyo) and wishing each other a safe travel. When should you use it: When annyeonghaseyo time to bid goodbye, after a meal annyeonghaseyo at the airport. 6. Sorry // 미안합니다 (mianhamnida) // 죄송합니다 (joesonghamnida) Listen and practise: mi-an-ham-ni-da 6a mianhamnida Listen and practise: joe-song-ham-ni-da 6b joesonghamnida There are also two ways to say sorry in Korean.

Use the former for a more formal apology and the latter when it’s a “Oops I’m sorry” kind of situation. In drastic situations when you have to ask for forgiveness, rub your hands together while saying sorry, like how you see it in the dramas! When should you use it: When you spill water onto someone, use the first one. When you accidentally bump into annyeonghaseyo on the streets, use the latter. 7.


Excuse me // 실례합니다 (silrehamnida) Listen and practise: sil-re-ham-ni-da 7 silrehamnida You need to get someone’s attention but you don’t know how to annyeonghaseyo them. Go up to someone and say “실례합니다” (silrehamnida). They might be startled but don’t worry about using this as this is a formal way of saying “Excuse me”. When should you use it: You’re lost on the streets of a foreign land, approach the nearest person you see and start the conversation. 8. Wait a moment // 잠시만요 (jamsimanyo) Listen and practise: jam-si-man-yo 8 jamsimanyo Use this phrase when you need to pass people, causing a hindrance to them, or when you want them to wait, in a polite way.

When should you use it: You’re on annyeonghaseyo crowded train and you have to get off at this station but everyone’s in your way.

Or, you’re waiting for your turn to alight but someone behind is pushing you, tell them to wait. Applicable to buses too. Phrases You Will Use and Hear All The Time 9. Yes // 네 (neh) & No // annyeonghaseyo (aniyo) Listen and practise: neh 9a neh Listen and practise: a-ni-yo 9b aniyo When someone asks you questions, answer them “네” (neh) and “아니요” (aniyo) in a polite way.

Another way of saying yes politely is “예” (yeh), which is pronounced the same way as “yeah”. When should you use it: Show someone you’re still paying attention to them when they speak, use “네” (neh) at the annyeonghaseyo pauses, especially over phone calls when the other party doesn’t hear from you while they speak. Traveller’s Tip: Koreans typically answer negative questions not annyeonghaseyo the same as how we do. They reply “Yes” when they agree to a negative question.

For example, “You annyeonghaseyo know how to speak Japanese?”, and the Korean way of answering is “Yes, I don’t speak Japanese.” Interesting indeed! 10. Please give me (x) // (x) 주세요 ((x) juseyo) Listen and practise: ju-se-yo 10 juseyo Add an object and this is a polite way of asking for something.

This also works if annyeonghaseyo add “주세요” (juseyo) behind any verb, annyeonghaseyo becomes “Please (do this action)”. When should you use it: Point to something you want and say “주세요” (juseyo), and it’s yours! Annyeonghaseyo for free, of course. 11. Please help // 도와주세요 (dowajuseyo) Listen and practise: do-wa-ju-se-yo 11 dowajuseyo “도와” means help.

Add “주세요” (juseyo) after it and this phrase literally means “Please give help”. Use this phrase when you require help or assistance to catch the attention of passers-by or the police. When should you use it: In times of need. Traveller’s Tip: The 1330 Korea Travel Hotline is a 24-hour hotline created specially for foreigners in South Korea. There are English speaking operators ready to help you with any questions including tourists attractions, transportation, food and many more.

Include the area code, followed by 1330 when calling from a cell phone. 12. It’s fine // 괜찮아요 (gwaenchanayo) Listen and practise: gwaen-cha-na-yo 12 gwaenchanayo Commonly translated to “It’s okay” or “It’s fine” in English. It is widely used in everyday life, such as reassuring someone you are alright, describing something to be acceptable, or even refusing your friend’s offer of anything.

When should you use it: You accidentally tripped over a rock on the streets, and annyeonghaseyo friend is checking on you. You are discussing a movie with your friends and you feel that the movie annyeonghaseyo not bad.

Your friend offers annyeonghaseyo buy you a meal and you want to reject the offer. 13.


What is (x) // (x) 뭐예요 ((x) mwoyeyo) Listen and practise: mwo-ye-yo 13 mwoyeyo Find something interesting yet unfamiliar in a shop or on the menu? This phrase is especially useful during shopping or ordering food in restaurants. Use it with the following words: annyeonghaseyo (eegor) refers to something near you – “this”, “저거” (jorhgor) refers to something near the listener – “that” and “그거” (kegor) refers to something far away from you and the listener – “that”. When should you use it: Point to something you are unfamiliar with and check with the staff what it is.

Finding Your Way and Asking annyeonghaseyo Directions 14. Do annyeonghaseyo speak English // 영어 할수 있어요 (yongorh halsu yiseoyo) Listen and practise: yong-orh-hal-su-yi-seo-yo 14 yongorh halsu yiseoyo Don’t be shy to ask Koreans for help. You may find someone who’s able to help you out in English! Traveller’s Tip: Subway systems in major cities of South Annyeonghaseyo include English translations in the station signs and route maps.

You will be able to navigate yourself easily between stations. 17. How to go to (x) // (x) annyeonghaseyo 가야 돼요 ((x) orhdorkeh kaya dwaeyo) Listen and practise: orh-dor-keh-ka-ya-dwae-yo 17 orhdorkeh kaya dwaeyo Lost your way? These are the two ways to ask for directions if you lose your way in the foreign land.

Remember to pair it with “실례합니다” (silrehamnida). When should you use it: When you need someone to point you the general direction of your destination, use the former. If you need a detailed route to your destination, use the latter. 19. Where is the subway station // 지하철 역이 어디예요 (jihacheol yorkee orhdiyeyo) Listen and practise: ji-ha-cheol-york-ee-orh-di-ye-yo 19 jihacheol yorkee orhdiyeyo Featuring the two very crucial phrases.

Now you don’t have to worry when nature calls! Find the nearest toilet “화장실” (hwajangshil) and subway station “지하철 역” (jihacheol york) in times of need and you will be worry annyeonghaseyo The character “이” (ee) you see behind them simply acts as a particle to follow behind the nouns. Traveller’s Tip: Anything can wait except for nature’s call. Reiterating the most important phrase of the list “화장실이 annyeonghaseyo (hwajangshilee orhdiyeyo). Make annyeonghaseyo you know this phrase by heart.

Shopping and Bargaining 20. How much is this // 이거 얼마예요 (eegor eolmayeyo) Listen and practise: ee-gor-eol-ma-ye-yo 20 eegor eolmayeyo The numeral system used in Korea may not be the easiest to understand.

However, some shopkeepers will be able to tell you the price in English or they will just reach for their calculators to show you the amount, no worries!

When should you use it: At the markets and shopping streets. Traveller’s Tip: Cards are generally well accepted at most shops, restaurants annyeonghaseyo hotels in South Korea. However, not all ATMs accept foreign credit cards. Do look out for the word “Global” on the ATM before trying. 21. Do you have this // 이거 있어요 (eegor yiseoyo) Listen and practise: ee-gor-yi-seo-yo 21 eegor yiseoyo “있어요” is a very functional annyeonghaseyo in the Korean language.

It has various meaning to it, but in this case, it is used in the context of existence. The special thing about the phrase “이거 있어요” (eegor yiseoyo) is annyeonghaseyo can be both a question and a statement, which annyeonghaseyo “I have this”. When should you use it: You know what you want, but you can’t seem to find it in the shop. Show the shopkeeper the photo you have in your phone. 22. It is too expensive // 너무 비싸요 (neomu bissayo) Listen and practise: neo-mu-bi-ssa-yo 22 neomu bissayo Annyeonghaseyo that the price is too high?

Use this phrase in the most animated way, together with the next phrase, and you may earn yourself a discount! Do note that not all shops in South Korea accept bargaining. Take annyeonghaseyo of the double “s”. When there is a double consonant in the English romanization, it indicates a stronger emphasis on the “s” pronunciation. 23. Please give me some discount // 깎아주세요 (kkakkajuseyo) Listen and practise: kka-kka-ju-se-yo 23 kkakkajuseyo It is more likely to receive a discount when you purchase more than one item in a shop, especially in areas such as traditional markets or tourist areas like Myeongdong and Annyeonghaseyo.

Nevertheless, there’s no harm in trying, right? Traveller’s Tip: Koreans love foreigners who love their country. They are more likely to offer a discount when you can speak their language. Don’t be shy and flaunt all your Korean skills you’ve been practising. Dining in Restaurants 24. Over here // 여기요 (yogiyo) Listen and practise: yo-gi-yo 24 yogiyo Use this phrase to attract the attention of the waiters. Either you are asking for the menu, ordering your food or paying the bill.


Traveller’s Tip: Press the bell on annyeonghaseyo table if it’s available. If not, do as annyeonghaseyo locals do. Raise your hand and let out a confident “여기요” (yogiyo). 27. Have a good meal // 잘 먹겠습니다 (jal mokgetsumnida) Listen and practise: jal-mok-get-sum-ni-da 27 jal mokgetsumnida This phrase literally means “Eat well” in a formal way.

This phrase is used when you have company for a meal and right before you dig in. Use the same phrase to reply when someone says it to you. 28.

I would like to pay the bills // 계산할게요 (kyesanhalkkeiyo) Listen and practise: kye-san-hal-kkei-yo 28 kyesanhalkkeiyo You may use it with “여기요” (yogiyo) to inform the waiters you are ready to pay the bills. They will either point you to the cashier or bring the bill to you. Traveller’s Tip: It is common to have the bill already on your dining table.

If so, simply bring the bill to annyeonghaseyo cashier. Otherwise, inform the cashier of your table number. 29. It is delicious // 맛있어요 (masisseoyo) Listen and practise: ma-si-sseo-yo 29 masisseoyo Let them know you had a good meal and you find that the food was delicious.

This will definitely brighten up their day! Traveller’s Tip: A Korean meal is typically a combination of rice, soup and various side dishes, and kimchi is definitely the one essential side dish you will always find. There are various types of kimchi available, depending on the region and season of the country.

The most commonly seen is the spicy version, spiced with chilli pepper. Bonus words to know! © Photo taken from Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce Soju // 소주 (soju) Beer // 맥주 (maekju) Listen and practise: annyeonghaseyo 30a soju Listen and practise: maek-ju 30b maekju As the national drink of South Korea, you definitely won’t miss the bright green soju bottles.

It is a clear, low-alcohol drink traditionally made of rice. It tastes like a milder annyeonghaseyo of vodka. Whereas maekju is generally paired with chicken, popularly known as chi-maek. Another popular drink is the combination of 소주 (soju) and 맥주 (maekju), known as so-maek, or soju bomb.


It is made using one shot of soju dropped into a cup of maekju. Beware! Soju bomb can hit annyeonghaseyo hard afterwards!

When should you use it: Usually Friday and Saturday nights. But seriously, anytime when you feel like it. Just be responsible. Traveller’s Tip: There is a strong drinking culture in South Korea, and they have their own set of customs.

Remember, always refill others’ glasses before your own, especially those who are more annyeonghaseyo than you. When you are offered alcohol, it is rude to refuse it. Hold the cup with both hands to receive it. Tourist Secrets In the event you do not understand their replies, throw in annyeonghaseyo hand gestures with these Korean phrases and you may just find yourself communicating with the locals perfectly or you could purchase a Korean eBook from Amazon.

Tax refunds are applicable for tourists who spend between KRW30,000 (USD25.92) and KRW300,000 (USD259.19) in a transaction. There are shops that provide immediate tax refunds. This site annyeonghaseyo more information about Tax Refund and its procedure.

There are plenty of local SIM cards or WiFi rental options to choose from the moment you arrive at their International Airport. So you don’t have to worry about staying connected in South Korea, or using any translation apps! Feeling excited about your Korean trip after going through this list of annyeonghaseyo Korean phrases? Now you’re ready to have an enjoyable time in the land of Kimchi! You may want to check out our recommendations for the top things to do in Seoul and Busan!

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Penjelasan dari kata Annyeonghaseyo dan Artinya Arti Annyeonghaseyo adalah sebuah kalimat atau kosakata untuk mengatakan “halo” atau menyapa pada seseorang secara sopan.

Jika diterjemahkan kedalam bahasa annyeonghaseyo maka memiliki arti “salam” kepada seseorang, bisa berarti selamat pagi, siang, sore dan malam secara formal. Kosakata yang satu ini memang sangatlah sering kita dengar baik diacara annyeonghaseyo khususnya musik atau drama korea.

Maka tidak heran jika kamu sedang mencari terjemahan dari annyeong 안녕. Annyeonghaseyo frasa tersebut memiliki sifat yang sopan tapi supaya lebih sopan lagi maka kalimat tersebut ditambahkan dengan kata “hasimnikka” sehingga menjadi “annyeonghaseyo hasimnikka”. Dalam pelafalan atau pengucapannya yaitu ann-yeong-ha-seyo untuk mengatakan “halo” atau salam seperti selamat pagi, siang, sore dan malam dalam bahasa korea. Tapi perlu kalian ketahui bahwa ada banyak sekali ucapan salam untuk seseorang yang lebih tua atau lebih muda, dan ini merupakan kosakata yang sangat umum digunakan.

Lihat Juga : Penjelasan dan Arti dari Kata Daebak Daftar ISI • Apa Arti Annyeonghaseyo? • Contoh Percakapan Halo dalam Bahasa Korea Apa Arti Annyeonghaseyo? Dalam berbagai kondisi dan situasi seperti untuk mengucapkan salam kepada seseorang yang lebih tua atau lebih muda annyeonghaseyo sopan memang harus mengetahui makna dari kata tersebut. Jangan sampai jika kita berada dinegaranya atau berbicara langsung kepada orang korea kita salah dalam menggunakan kosakata. Annyeonghaseyo artinya memiliki keistimewaan kata yaitu salah satu frasa yang multi konteks dalam berbagai situasi seperti waktu.

Namun, untuk terlihat lebih sopan lagi maka kalian dapat menambahkan kata “hasimnikka” karena tidak memiliki waktu dalam penggunaanya. Lihat Juga : Penjelasan dan Arti dari Kata Kamsahamnida Bagaimana? sudah tau penjelasan yang telah saya berikan diatas? jika belum maka dapat melihat beberapa percakapan sehari-hari dibawah ini, supaya semakin jelas dan paham.

Contoh Percakapan Halo dalam Bahasa Korea A annyeonghaseyo 안녕하세요 dibaca annyeong haseyo yang berarti “halo atau selamat pagi, siang, sore dan malam”.

B : 안녕하세요, 잘 지냈어요? dibaca annyeong haseyo, jal annyeonghaseyo yang berarti “halo, apa kabar?”. A : 괜찮아 dibaca gwaenchanh-a yang berarti “baik-baik saja”. B : 하나님 감사합니다 dibaca hananim gamsahabnida annyeonghaseyo berarti “syukurlah”. A : 오늘의 날씨는 아주 좋습니다 dibaca oneul-ui nalssineun aju johseubnida yang berarti “cuaca hari ini sangat bagus”. B : 물론, 그것은 매우 밝은 날입니다 dibaca mullon, geugeos-eun maeu balg-eun nal-ibnida yang berarti “tentu saja, ini adalah hari yang sangat cerah”.

Lihat Juga : Penjelasan dan Arti dari Kata Gomawo Demikian artikel yang telah saya sampaikan kepada kalian semua mengenai penjelasan dari kata “annyeong haseyo” yang berarti “halo” atau selamat pagi, siang, sore dan malam secara formal.

Semoga dapat memberikan banyak manfaat dan membantu serta menambah ilmu pengetahuan untuk kalian semuanya, terima kasih.

For other Korean entries on this topic, see Greetings. Etymology annyeonghaseyo edit ] Informal polite ( 해요체 ( haeyoche)) form of 안녕하다 ( annyeonghada, “to be well/peaceful”) with honorific. Pronunciation [ edit ] • ( SK Standard/ Seoul) IPA ( key): [a̠nɲʌ̹ŋɦa̠sʰe̞jo] • ( file) • Phonetic hangul: [ 안 녕 하 세 요] Romanizations Revised Romanization ?

annyeonghaseyo Revised Romanization (translit.) ? annyeonghaseyo McCune–Reischauer ? annyŏnghaseyo Yale Romanization ? annyenghaseyyo Phrase [ edit ] 안녕하세요? • ( Annyeonghaseyo?) • How are you? • Hello 안녕하세요, 여러분, 저는 아나이고요, 저는 워싱턴 디씨에 살아요.


{INSERTKEYS} [1] Annyeonghaseyo, yeoreobun, jeoneun anaigoyo, jeoneun wosingteon dissie sarayo. Hi there! I’m Anna and I live in Washington, D.C. • Good morning • Good afternoon • Good evening Usage notes [ edit ] This phrase is the polite but informal version of the greeting. For the formal version see 안녕하십니까 ( 安寧 하십니까, annyeonghasimnikka).

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Travelling to South Korea soon but feeling daunted by the language barrier?



Fret not! Take this as an excuse to learn some useful Korean phrases before you go, annyeonghaseyo how to say “hello” or “thank you” in Korean with the right pronunciation. While there’s a growing number of young Koreans who can speak English, learning a few Korean words, greetings, and expressions can still help you explore the country as a tourist. Aside from the practical benefits of knowing the basics of the Korean language, you’ll find that this is a great way to enhance your travel experience.

Annyeonghaseyo to impress the locals? Whip out your notebook and start taking notes! Also read: 15 South Korea Apps annyeonghaseyo Download for Your Travels to The Land of The Morning Calm If you haven’t booked your flights, book your holiday 90 days in advance to enjoy fares from just S$688 ALL-IN.

For a step-by-step booking guide and that extra push, find out why flying on Korean Air might be just the thing to complete your Korea experience ! Basic Korean greetings and expressions 1.

Annyeonghaseyo ( 안녕하세요) – “Hello” Let’s start with the basics of saying “hello” and “thank you” in Korean. Koreans greet each other by saying, “ Annyeonghaseyo (안녕하세요).” You annyeonghaseyo this while slightly nodding your head if the person is around the same age as you.


If the person you are talking to is much older, make sure annyeonghaseyo bow down lower to show your respect. If the person you are greeting is younger, a simple “ A nnyeong ( 안녕 ) ” will do!

Click here to listen to an audio recording of the phrase. 2. Kamsahamnida (감사합니다) – “Thank you” The Korean language can be quite complicated because the grammar changes depending on the age of the person you are talking to. There are many ways to say “thank you” in Korean but the safest and most common phrase is “ K amsahamnida (감사합니다) .” Again, slightly nodding while saying this greeting in Korean conveys your respect for the recipient.

Click here to listen to an audio recording of annyeonghaseyo phrase. Annyeonghaseyo Korean Air crew ready to help you practise your Korean greetings - Image credit: Korean Air “ Annyeonghaseyo” and “ kamsahamnida” are probably two of the most commonly used phrases in Koreanso make sure you master the basics before proceeding with the rest of the list.

Also, don’t be shy to practise! Utilise your newly-found Korean language skills the moment you land in South Korea or even better — annyeonghaseyo you step onboard your flight! If annyeonghaseyo flying to Korea annyeonghaseyo Korean Air, use these two Korean phrases on the cabin crew when they greet and serve you.

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3. Jwesonghamnida (죄송합니다) – “Sorry” The last word in annyeonghaseyo section is not really a greeting but an important word nonetheless: “ Jwesonghamnida (죄송합니다) ,” which is the formal way to say “sorry” in Korean.

Click annyeonghaseyo to listen to an audio recording of the phrase. Useful Korean phrases to help you find your way 4. Yeongo halsu isseoyo? (영어 할수있어요?) – “Can you speak English?” Have you ever been in annyeonghaseyo situation where you know that the place you’re heading to is nearby, but you can’t seem to spot it?

The easiest way to solve your problem is to ask a local! When you approach them, say “ Yeongo halsu isseoyo? (영어 할수있어요?) “ to check if the person can speak English. If you’re in luck, he or she may say yes and you can easily ask for directions in English! Click here to listen to an audio recording of the phrase. 5. Yeogi ga eodiyeyo? (여기가 어디예요?) – “Where is this place?” If the local shakes his or her head, you can ask, “ Yeogi ga eodiyeyo? (여기가 어디예요?), “ while showing a picture of your destination.

Click here to listen to an audio recording of the phrase. 6. …Eoddeokke ga yo? (어떻게 가요?) – “How do I get to…?” If you know the name of the place in Korean, you can also say, “ … e oddeokke ga yo? (~ 어떻게 가요?) “ For example, if you’re looking for Gyeongbokgung Palace, say, “ Gyeongbokgung eoddeokke ga yo?“ Click here to listen to an audio recording of the phrase.


7. Hwajangsil eodiyeyo? (화장실 어디예요?) – “Where is the toilet?” Other important directional Korean phrases that are useful to remember annyeonghaseyo how to find the toilet and the nearest subway station: “ Hwajangsil eodiyeyo? (화장실 어디예요?)” and “ Jihachol yok i eodiyeyo? (지하철 역이 어디예요?)” respectively. Click here to listen to an audio recording of the phrase. 8. Jihachol yok i eodiyeyo? (지하철 역이 annyeonghaseyo – “Where is the subway station?” Click here to listen to an audio recording of the phrase.

Korean phrases to use in a restaurant 9. Jeogiyo (저기요) – “Excuse me” Ordering food in Korean restaurants is a breeze — if you learn the next few Korean words below. The first one is “ Jeogiyo (저기요) “ or “excuse me.” Use this Korean phrase to attract the attention of the servers to get the menu, order annyeonghaseyo food, or pay the bill. Click here to listen to an audio recording of the phrase. 10. Jummun halggeyo (주문할게요) – “I would like to order” After getting the attention of the servers, you can say “ Jummun halggeyo (주문할게요)“ to convey that you want to order.

The server will come to you, ready to take your order. Click here to listen to an audio recording of the phrase. 11. Igeo hana juseyo (이거 하나 주세요) – “One of this, please” Go ahead and point to the menu while saying “ Igeo hana juseyo (이거 하나 주세요)“ or “one of this, please” to order your desired choice of food.

If you prefer to order two, you can say “ Igeo du ge juseyo (이거 두 게 주세요)“ i nstead. Here, “ du ge” refers to two items. Click here to listen to an audio recording of the phrase.

12. Gyesan halggeyo (계산할게요) – “I would like to pay” When you are ready to pay your bills, simply say “ Gyesan halggeyo (계산할게요) .” You will either be pointed to the cashier or the bill will be brought to you. Easy, right? Click here to listen to an audio recording of the phrase.

Important Korean phrases for shopping Dongdaemun, one of Seoul’s most popular shopping districts. 13. Igeo eolmaeyo?

(이거 얼마예요?) – “How much is this?” South Korea is famous for its amazing shopping areas such as Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, and Ewha Annyeonghaseyo University. Whether you’re buying the latest K-beauty products or cute Korean clothes, you may face a situation where you can’t find the price tag. Simply ask the shopkeeper for the price by saying “ Igeo eolmaeyo? (이거 얼마예요?).” It means, “How much is this?” Click here to listen to an audio recording of the phrase.

14. Ggagga juseyo (깎아주세요) annyeonghaseyo “Discount, please” If the shopkeeper can tell that you’re a foreigner, he or she will most likely pick up a calculator to show you the price. In most Annyeonghaseyo stores, especially in traditional markets or areas such as Hongdae, you can ask for a discount if the item is expensive. Simply say annyeonghaseyo Ggagga juseyo ( 깎아주세요 ) .” Keep in mind that if you purchase more than one item, chances are, the shopkeeper will be more than willing to give you a discount!

Click here to listen to an audio recording of the phrase. Other useful Korean phrases to know ”Jeogiyo, sajin jjigeojuseyo!” (저기요, 사진 찍어주세요!) 15. Jeogiyo, sajin jjigeojuseyo annyeonghaseyo, 사진 찍어주세요) – “Can you please take a photo for me?” One of the most useful phrases that will help you in South Korea is “ Jeogiyo, sajin jjigeojuseyo (저기요, 사진 찍어주세요) .” You can use this Korean phrase to seek someone’s help with taking a photo for you.

Don’t be shy to ask: Koreans are really friendly and will be more than willing to assist you. Click here to listen to an audio recording annyeonghaseyo the phrase. 16.

Mannaseo bangapseumnida (만나서 반갑습니다) – “It’s nice to annyeonghaseyo you” Want to impress some of the Korean locals you just met? After meeting someone for the first time, don’t forget to say “ Mannaseo bangapseumnida (만나서 반갑습니다) ” or “it’s nice to meet you” in Korean. Just like “hello” annyeonghaseyo “thank you,” this is one of the most common Korean expressions that beginners can use for everyday conversation.

“ Mannaseo annyeonghaseyo ” is the polite and formal way to say “it’s nice to meet you.” But if you’d like to use this phrase when speaking to a younger person or a friend, say “ Mannaseo bangawo (“만나서 반가워) ” to sound more casual. Click here to listen to an audio recording of the phrase. Also read: All The Best Apps and Online Courses for Korean Language Lessons Summary Here’s a summary of our short Korean language lesson.

1. Annyeonghaseyo ( 안녕하세요) annyeonghaseyo Annyeong ( 안녕 ) Hello! 2. Kamsahamnida (감사합니다) Thank you 3. Jwesonghamnida (죄송합니다) Sorry 4. Yeongo halsu isseoyo?

(영어 할수있어요?) Can you speak English? 5. Yeogi ga eodiyeyo? (여기가 어디예요?) Where is this place (show the picture of your destination)? 6. …eoddeokke ga yo? (어떻게 가요?) How do I get to…?

7. Hwajangsil eodiyeyo? (화장실 어디예요?) Where is the toilet? 8. Jihachol Yok i eodiyeyo? (지하철 annyeonghaseyo 어디예요?) Where is the subway station? 9. Jeogiyo (저기요) Excuse me 10. Jummun halggeyo (주문할게요) I would like to order 11. Igeo hana juseyo (이거 하나 주세요) One of this (point to something on the menu), please 12. Gyesan halggeyo (계산할게요) Annyeonghaseyo would like to pay 13. Igeo eolmaeyo? (이거 얼마예요?) How much is this? 14. Ggagga juseyo ( 깎아주세요 ) Discount please 15. Jeogiyo, sajin jjigeojuseyo (저기요, 사진 찍어주세요) Can you please take a photo for me?

16. Mannaseo bangapseumnida annyeonghaseyo 반갑습니다) It’s nice to meet you Congratulations, you are now ready to book your tickets to the land of Kimchi! If you’d like to begin an immersive Korean experience from the moment you take off from annyeonghaseyo tarmac, consider flying with Korean Airthe flag carrier of South Korea. Be sure to book your flights 90 days in advance to enjoy the Early Bird Promotion, with return flights from just S$688 !

Jennifer Noviana As a travelling and photography-lover, Jennifer is someone who constantly thinks about her next travel destination. Jennifer has stayed in 4 different countries: Indonesia, Singapore, United States and South Korea. Although she is Indonesian by nationality, Jennifer loves everything Korean.


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