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Hello
+ A more familiar expression
Good evening
+ A more familiar expression
Goodbye
+ A more familiar expression (the one who stays – the one who leaves)
See you later
+ A more familiar expression
Yes
+ Synonymous expression
No
+ A more familiar expression
Please!
+ Another way to say
Thanks
+ A more familiar expression
Thanks a lot
Thank you for your help
+ A more familiar expression
Don't mention it
Ok
+ A more familiar expression
How much is it?
Sorry!
+ A more familiar expression
I don't understand
+ A more familiar expression
I get it
+ A more familiar expression
I don't know
+ A more familiar expression
Forbidden
Excuse me, where are the toilets?
Happy New Year!
Happy birthday!
Happy holiday!
Congratulations!
+ A more familiar expression
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Essentials 기본적인 표현 1 2
1 Hello 안녕하세요
Annyeonghaseyo
2 Goodbye 안녕히 가세요 - 안녕히 계세요
Annyeonghi gaseyo – Annyeonghi gyeseyo
3 See you later 나중에 봅시다
Najung-e bobsida
4 Yes
Ne
5 No 아니요
Aniyo
6 Thanks 감사합니다
Gamsahabnida
7 Thanks a lot 감사합니다
Gamsahabnida
8 Thank you for your help 도와주셔서 감사합니다
Dowajusyeoseo gamsahabnida
9 Don't mention it 아니예요
Aniyeyo
10 Ok 알았습니다
Al-assseubnida
11 How much is it? 가격이 얼마예요?
Gagyeog-i eolmayeyo?
12 Sorry! 죄송해요
Joesonghaeyo
13 I don't understand 이해를 못 했어요
Ihaeleul mos haess-eoyo
14 I get it 이해했어요
Ihaehaess-eoyo
15 I don't know 잘 모르겠는데요
Jal moleugessneundeyo
16 Forbidden 금지
Geumji
17 Excuse me, where are the toilets? 화장실이 어디에 있어요?
Hwajangsil-i eodie iss-eoyo?
18 Happy New Year! 새해 복 많이 받으세요
Saehae bog manh-i bad-euseyo
19 Happy birthday! 생신을 축하 드려요
Saengsin-eul chugha deulyeoyo
20 Congratulations! 축하해요
Chughahaeyo

Printable version - Korean (Vocabulary)

17 themes
17 themes
  • Essentials

  • Conversation

  • Learning

  • Colours

  • Numbers

  • Time tracking

  • Taxi

  • Feelings

  • Family

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Parting

  • Transportation

  • Looking for someone

  • Hotel

  • Beach

  • In case of trouble

How to learn Korean by yourself? Start with an easy and free online course!

We have adopted an objective and efficient approach to learn how to speak a language easily and quickly: we suggest you to start by memorizing words, phrases and practical expressions that you can use in everyday life and that will be useful when traveling.
Getting used to pronounce words out loud, numbers for exemple, is an easy exercise that you can practice often and at anytime throughout the day.
It will help you to get used to the sounds of your chosen language and thus make it more familiar.
And once your holidays have begun, in Seoul, Jeju-do or elsewhere in Korea, you will be surprised how familiar and easy to understand it will seem.
Furthermore, using a pocket dictionary is always useful, particularly during a trip. It enables you to find the translation of new words and enrich your vocabulary.

Why speak Korean when traveling?

Whether you are a potential investor or a fan of K-pop, speaking Korean is the tool you need to succeed in your projects and make the most of your desires!

One of the largest economies in the world

Among the world's largest economies by GDP and with a high HDI, South Korea is one of the Asian dragons. Its export-based economy has many partners, such as the United States, China, the European Union and India. Among the famous Korean companies are Samsung, LG, Hyundai and Kia Motors. 
Tourism also plays a significant role in the country's economy. Jeju-do Island, for example, is a popular destination for Koreans, Japanese and Chinese, especially for honeymooners. On the mainland, religious sites like the Seokguram Grotto, Jongmyo Confucian Shrine and Haeinsa Buddhist Temple attract tourists from all over the world. 
The country has several palaces, fortresses and historic villages, including Changdeokgung, Hwaseong and Hahoe Folk Village respectively.

A boom in Asian culture of today and yesterday

Influenced by Buddhism and Confucianism, traditional Korean culture has a strong presence of dances often performed in female groups, such as taepyeongmu and salpuri. The tradition is also present in the fields of painting, theatre and music. K-pop and its bands are famous all over the world. K-drama and video game competitions are other remarkable aspects of contemporary popular culture that has spread around the world. 

Make a success of your stay in Korea

Whether you are going to spend a few days with friends for a leisure trip or if you are on a business trip, nothing will be more useful to you than to be able to slip a few words in the language of your interlocutors, who will appreciate your effort and will be certainly more willing to help.

How to succeed in having good pronunciation within a week to a month?

The official language of South Korea, North Korea and the Yanbian Autonomous Prefecture in China, Korean is written in the Hangul alphabet of 24 letters, including 14 consonants and 10 vowels. This alphabet is phonemic with syllabic demarcation. Some Korean circles also use hainan sinograms, especially for writing words of Chinese origin. 
A common mistake of Romance-language native speakers learning Korean is the romanization of the pronunciation of a letter, since transcription into the Latin alphabet does not mean that the pronunciation of a letter in Korean will correspond to the pronunciation in the learner's mother tongue. 
In addition, some letters will be pronounced differently depending on their place in a word. Here are some examples: 
The ᄌ is pronounced like the DJ of “djinn”, but like the TCH of “Czech” when at the beginning of a word
When the final consonant of a syllable is ㄱ and the first consonant of the next syllable is ㄹ, the ㄹwill be pronounced ㄴ.
When the final consonant of a syllable is ㄴ and the first consonant of the next syllable is ㄹ, the ㄴ will be pronounced ㄹ.
Alphabet : Korean

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