Everything about South Korea is currently very popular, starting from the music called K-Pop, television shows ranging from K-Drama, variety shows, games, shows, reality shows, K-Beauty, K-Foodup to K-Fashion.
This also encourages all fans from all over the world to come and visit South Korea. One of the obstacles that may be experienced when visiting other countries is the language.
For K-Drama fans, one or two words may be familiar, but Korea itself also has formal and informal language that must be known. nowto make your trip to Korea smooth, here are 20 Korean phrase collection which you can use when you are a tourist or visiting there. Note, yes, Bela!
1. Phrases to say hello
When greeting people or about to ask a question, say the greeting word “안녕하세요” (Hello) which means “hello/hi” in polite language.
2. Phrases for self-introduction
When you introduce yourself there, use the phrase “저는 ______ ” (jeoneun ______ ibnida) which in Indonesian means, “my name is ______”. You can call the empty part with your name.
3. To ask English speaking interlocutors
English is an international language which can usually be a unifying language when traveling abroad. But of course not everyone can use it, as well as in Korea, which sometimes even bothers to learn or use English.
To ask politely, you can say “영어 ?” (yeong-eo haseyo?) which means “do you speak English”.
4. Phrases to say delicious
You may have heard this phrase many times in dramas, “맛있어요!” (Masshissuyo!) which means “very good” to compliment a food that tastes really good.
5. Phrases to ask slowly
Sometimes you can find people who speak quickly, while those of you who speak Korean are barely able to get confused. nowpolitely tell him to speak slowly so you can understand easily, a phrase you can use “천천히 주세요” (Chunchunhee malsseumhae juseyo) means, “slow down please, yestalk.”
6. Phrases to ask where something is
Anytime you want to ask where something is located, such as a subway station, toilet, bus station, or hospital you can say “______ ?” (______ eodiiss-eoyo?) which means “Where is ______ ?”
- “지하철역 ?” (Jihachulyuk eodiiss-eoyo?) which means “Where is the subway station?”
- ” ?” (Hwajangshil eodiiss-eoyo?) which means “Where can I find a toilet?”
- “버스 ?” (Bbuhsseu jungryujang eodiiss-eoyo?) which means “Where is the bus terminal?”
- ” ?” (Byungwon eodiiss-eoyo?) which means “Where is my hospital located?”
7. Phrases asking for help
To ask for help from others, you can say “도와주세요” (Dowajuseyo) which means “Please help me”.
8. Phrases for asking for help calling the police
When something dangerous happens or requires police action, you can ask people around you for help by saying “경찰에 ” (Gyungchalae shingohae juseyo) which means “Please call/phone the police”.
9. Phrases when you need a doctor
When you are in a situation that requires a doctor, you can say “의사 ” (Uisa pilyohaeyo) which in Indonesian is “I need a doctor!”.
10. Asking where you are
When you visit a place that you don’t know or get lost in, and want to know where you are, you can ask people around you by saying “내가 ?” (naega eodi issji?) which means “Where am I, yes?“
11. Phrases to ask for a description of a place
For tourists, it’s natural if you don’t know the location or map of the place you are visiting, to ask someone to give you a map or description of a place, you can say “지도 ?” (jido geulyeo jusil su iss-eoyo?) which means “Can you draw a map for me?”
12. Phrases for calling a taxi for help
Subway may be one of the most widely used forms of transportation, but taxis can be an alternative when you are in a serious, urgent, or in a hurry. To ask people around you to call a taxi, you can say “택시 ” (Texthi bulleo juseyo) or “Please call me a taxi”.
13. Phrases asking to be delivered to the airport
When traveling, such as by taxi, of course you will be asked where to go. To answer it, you can say “공항으로 ” (Gonghangeuro gajuseyo) which means “Please take me to the airport”. Or if you want to go somewhere else, say “_______으로 ” (_______-euro gajuseyo).
14. Phrases to ask the price
When you shop at the market or on the street, and want to ask how much the goods or food you bought, you can say “얼마에요?” (eolma-eyo?) which means “How much does it cost?”
15. Phrases to ask for a check
When asking to be checked, you can say “계산해 ” (gyesanhae juseyo) which means “Please check”.
16. When you want to pay by card
There are times when you want to pay for your groceries with your credit or debit card, to make sure they can accept it, you can ask “카드 ?” (Kadeu badeuseyo?) which means “Are you able to accept card payments”.
17. Asking for a receipt
When finished shopping, the receipt may or may not be given, if you need it but the seller doesn’t give it, you can ask for it by saying “영수증 ” (yeongsujeung juseyo) which means “May I have the receipt/receipt?”.
You can also say the word of the item you need followed by the word “juseyo” to ask or beg for something.
18. Saying “yes” politely
When someone asks you a question, and you want to say “yes” say it with polite language, namely “네” (Ne).
19. Saying “no” politely
As for politely saying no to someone, you can say “아니요” (Aniyo).
20. Saying thank you
To thank the person who has helped you, you can say “감사합니다” (gamsahabnida).
That’s a collection of 20 Korean phrases that can help you when visiting South Korea. Take notes and remember wellyesBela!
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