Learn Korean

The Korean alphabet is known as hangul (한글). Similar to learning English, if you can learn these basic “letters” then you can read every Korean word!

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Basic Korean Words!

Hello: 안녕하세요 (an-nyeong-ha-se-yo)

Hello? (when answer phone): 여보세요? (yeo-bo-seh-yo?)

Goodbye (if you are leaving): 안녕히 계세요 (an-nyeongi-keh-seh-yo)

Goodbye (if you are staying): 안녕히 가세요 (an-nyeongi-kah-seh-yo)

Good morning: 안녕하십니까 (an-nyeong-ha-ship-ni-ka)

Good night: 안녕히 주무세요 (an-nyeongi-ju-mu-seh-yo)

Please: 제발 (je-bal)

Thank you (formal): 감사합니다 (kam-sa-ham-ni-da)

You’re welcome: 천만에요 (cheon-man-eh-yo)

I’m sorry!: 죄송합니다! (jwe-seong-ham-ni-da!)

Excuse me!: 실례합니다! (shil-eh-ham-ni-da!)

Yes: 예 (yeh)

No: 아니요 (ah-ni-yo)

Okay/Fine: 알았어요 (ar-reo-seo-yo)

I like you: 좋아해요 (joh-ah-ayo)

I love you: 사랑해요 (sah-rang-hae-yo)

What’s your name?: 이름이 뭐예요? (ireumi-mwo-yeh-yo?)

My name is ____: 제 이름은 ____ 입니다 (jyeh-ireum-eun ___ -im-ni-da)

It is nice to meet you: 만나서 반갑습니다 (mahn-nah-seo-pan-gap-sum-ni-da)

I can’t speak Korean well: 한국 말 잘 못해요 (han-guk-mal-jal-mot-hae-yo)

Where is the bathroom?: 화장실 어디 있어요? (hwa-jang-shil-eodi-isso-yo?)

How much is this?: 이거 얼마예요? (igo-eol-mah-yeh-yo?)

Do you speak English?: 영어를 하십니까 (yeong-eo-rul-ha-shim-ni-ka?)

Just a second/Wait: 잠시만요 (jam-shi-man-yo)

Please give me ____: ____ 주세요 (___ ju-say-yo)

I have: 내가 있어요 (nae-ga-i-seo-yo)

I do not have: 내가 없어요 (nae-ga-eob-seo-yo)

Water: 물 (mul)

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