If you are planning to travel to korea, you might want to learn some of the day to day phrases Korean people use to communicate.

Basics

  • Yes - Ne
  • No - Aniyo
  • Please - Butakamnida
  • Sorry - Mianhamnida
  • Thank you - Kamsahamnida

Greetings

  • Hello - Annyeong-hasimnikka
  • Good morning - Annyeong hashimnikka
  • Good afternoon - Annyeong hashimnikka
  • Good evening - Annyeong hashimnikka
  • Good night - Annyeong-hi jumusipsio
  • Goodbye - Annyeong
  • I have to go now - Na jigeum gaya dwae
  • Have a nice day - Joeun haru dweseyo

Directions

  • Left - Oen-jjok
  • Right - Oh-reun-jjok
  • Straight - Jik-jjin
  • I’m lost - Gil-eul ilh-uht-suh-yo
  • Do you know where () is? - () uh-di-eehn-ji ah-seh-yo?
  • Please take me to () - Ih-roh gah-ju-seh-yo ()

Days of the Week

  • Monday -Wur-yoil
  • Tuesday - Hwa-yoil
  • Wednesday - Soo-yoil
  • Thursday - Mog-yoil
  • Friday - Geum-yoil
  • ​Saturday - To-yoil
  • Sunday - Ee-ryoil

Conversational

  • How are you? - Eotteohke jinaeseyo?
  • What's your name?- Ireumeun mueosip nikka?
  • My name is ... - Je ireum-eun ... 
  • Where do you come from? - Eodiseo osyeosseoyo
  • I'm from ... - Jeoneun ... 
  • Excuse me - Sillyehagessseubnida
  • Do you speak English? - Yung-uh hal su-eet-suh-yo?
  • I don’t speak Korean well - Hahn-guhk-mal jal moht-heh-yo
  • I don't know - Nado molla
  • I understand - Alasseo
  • I don't understand - Moreugesseumnida
  • Please speak more slowly - Cheoncheonhi malssuemhae juseyo
  • Please repeat that - Tashi hanbŏn malssŭmaejushigessŏyo
  • Please write it down - Cheogeo juseyo!