South Korea's top 15 travel phrases

  • Bunnik Tours
  • 20 Aug 20

We all know that you don’t need to be completely fluent in a country’s native language to get around, but by learning just a few simple phrases and words, you’re sure to become more immersed in the culture and you’ll earn a lot of respect from the locals.

South Korea

South Korea

So, why not learn the top 15 Korean travel phrases? Let’s get started…


1. Hello - 안녕하세요

Pronunciation: An-nyeong-ha-se-yo

2. Thank you - 감사합니다

Pronunciation: Kam-sa-ham-ni-da

3. Nice to meet you - 반갑습니다

Pronunciation: Ban-gap-sum-ni-da

4. How are you? - 밥 먹었어요? 

Pronunciation: Bap meo-geo-seo-yo?

5. Excuse me/just a moment - 잠시만요

Pronunciation: Jam-shi-man-yo

6. I'm sorry - 최성합니다 / 미안합니다 

Pronunciation: Chway-seong-ham-ni-da./ Mi-an-ham-ni-da

7. Please (please give me...) - 주세요

Pronunciation: Ju-se-yo

8. Where is the...? - 어디예요

Pronunciation: Eo-di-ye-yo…?

9. How much is it? - 얼마예요

Pronunciation: Eol-ma-ye-yo?

10. The meal was good - 잘 먹었습니다 

Pronunciation: Jal meo-geo-sseum-ni-da 

11. I'm lost - 길을 잃었어요 

Pronunciation: Gil-eul  ilh-uht-suh-yo

12. Do you speak English? - 영어 할 수 있어요

Pronunciation: Yung-uh  hal  su-eet-suh-yo?

13. I don't understand - 잘 모르겠네요 

Pronunciation: Jal mo-reu-geht-neh-yo

14. Where is the bathroom? - 화장실이 어디예요? 

Pronunciation: Hwa-jang-shil-ee  uh-di-eh-yo?

15. I have an allergy - 저 알러지 있어요

Pronunciation: Juh  ahl-luh-ji  eet-suh-yo


Soon you’ll be conversing with the locals in no time!