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Useful Korean Words and Phrases

Pronunciation Key

The Korean phonetic alphabet, han-gul, was created in 1443. It has 10 vowels and 14 consonant sounds. Although the alphabet appears complicated, it is actually very easy to learn and extremely useful. Pick up a good phrase book and learn han-gul before you leave.

The following pronunciation tips should get you started:

  • Si = shi
  • "l" = a combination of an English "r" and "l" 
 
English
Korean
 
Yes
nay
nay
       
 
No

anyo
     
 
Good morning/day/night

anyong hashimnika?
     
 
Hello

yobosayo
     
 
Goodbye

anyonghee kahshipsheeyo
     
 
Excuse me

sheelay hamnida
     
 
Thank you

kamsa hamnida
     
 
Please

-shipsheeyo
     
 
Where is the bus station?

Bus chang-go-jang odi imnika?
Where is the train station?

Keecha-yok oki imnikka?
Where is the bathroom (toilet)?

Hwajangshil-ee odi imnikka?
Nice to meet you

Cho-um pepkaysumnida.
I don't understand
 

Eehay moht algaysumnida.
I don't speak Korean
 

Chonun hangukmalul mot hamnida.
My name is ______.

Chonun ____ rahgo hamnida.

Korean Numbers

English
 
Korean
 
English
 
Korean
               
 
one
 

il
 
six
 

yuk
 
two
 

ee
 
seven
 

chil
 
three
 

sahm
 
eight
 

pal
 
four
 

sah
 
nine
 

ku
 
five
 

oh
 
ten
 

ship


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