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Korean Phrases

The Korean language is spoken primarily and officially in Korea (South Korea and North Korea), also in China (Yanbian). Worldwide, there are around 78 million Korean speakers, including large groups in the former Soviet Union, the United States, Canada, and Japan. Korean is considered by many to be a member of the Altaic family of languages, but its proper classification is not universally agreed on.

Pronunciation

Vowels:                                                                 

A : ?a? in ?are?                        Ae : as in the ?a? in ?hat?                                                    

Ya : as in ?yard?                    Yae : as in the ?ya? in ?yam?

Ô : as in ?of?                          E : in the ?ten?

YÔ ; as in ?young?               Ye : in in ?yes?

O : as in ?go?                         Wa : as in ?waffle?

Yo : as in ?yoke?                   Wae : as in ?wa? in ?wax?

U : as in ?flute?                      Oe : as in ?wa? in ?way?

Yu : as in ?you?                     We : as in ?wet?                   

Ŭ : as in ?oo? in ?look?          Wi : as in ?we?                      

I : as in ?ee? in ?beet?            Ŭi : as in ?u? plus ?i?

                                                Wo : in ion ?won?

Basics and Greetings

Hello : annyǒng hashimnigga (formal)

Good bye: (to someone leaving) annyǒnghi kaseyo

Good bye: (to someone staying) annyǒnghi kyeseyo

Please : put?ak hamnida

Thank you : kamsa hamnida>

You?re welcome : gwaench?ansǔmnida

Yes: ye

No : aniyo

Excuse me: shillye hamnida

I?m sorry: mianhamnida

My name is? : che irǔmǔn ? imnida

I come from? : ch?ǒnǔn ?. e sǒ watsǔmnida

Transport

I want to get off here : yǒgiyae naeryǒjuseyo

I want to go to ? : ? e kago shipsǔmnida

Airport : konghang

Express bus terminal : kosok bǒsǔ t?ǒminǒl

Bus stop : bǒsǔ chǒngnyujang

Ferry crossing: naru

Ferry pier: pudu>

Underground station: chihach?ǒl yǒk

Train station: kich?a yǒk

Bus: bǒsǔ

Taxi: t?aekshi

Train: kich ?a

One-way: p?yǒndo

Return: wangbok

Passport: yǒgwan

In Town

Post Office: uch?eguk

Stamp: u?p?uo

Public phone: gongjung chǒnhwa

Telephone card: chǒnhwa k?adǔ

Bank: ǔnhaeng

Pharmacy: yakkuk

Toilet: hwajangshil

Hospital: pyǒngwon

How much does it cost?: ǒlmayeyo?

That?s too expensive: nǒmu pissayo

Can I have a discount?: chim ssage juseyo

Accommodation

Hotel: hot?el

Guesthouse: yǒgwan

Single room: shinggǔl

Double room: tǒbǔl lum

With private bath: yokshil innǔn bang

Towel: sugǒn

May I see the room?: pang?ǔl polsu issǒyo?

Do you have anything cheaper?: tǒssan kot sun ǒpsǔmnigga?

Please give me my key: yǒlse jom juseyo

Food

Restaurant: shikdang>

I?m vegetarian: ch?aeshik juwi imnida

The menu, please: menyurǔl poyǒ juseyo

The bill please: kyesansǒ juseyo

Noodles: myǒn/kuksu

Rice: bap>

Fish: saengsǒn

Beef: sogogi>

Chicken: takkogi

Pork: taejigogi

Beans: k?yong>

Black pepper: huch?u

Salt: sogǔm

Butter: pǒt?ǒ

Ketchup: k?ech?ǒp

Sugar: sǒlt?ang

Water (cold): ch?an mul

Tea: ch?a

Coffee: kǒp?i

Juice: chyusǔ

Milk: uyu

Beer: maekchu

Numbers

0: yǒng/kong

1: hana

2: tul

3: set

4: net

5: tasǒt

6: yǒsǒt

7: ilgop

8: yǒdǒl

9: ahop

10: yǒl

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