Korean Phrase Chonmaneyo = You’re welcome Jebal = please Mianhe = sorry Kajima = don’t go Kaja = Let’s go Uljima = don’t

cry Niga Mipda = I hate u Ttarawa = Follow me Shiro = I don’t want Barabwa = Look at me Jalhaebwa = Good Luck 잘해봐 Maraebwa = Tell Me Hajiman = But Hanbondo = 1 more time Miwo = Hate u Nu Guyah = who is it Bogoshipo = I miss u Nadu = Me too Jowahae = I like u Saranghae = I love u Sa = 4 (four) Bangawoyo = nice to meet u
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좋아요 (choayo) –> 좋아해요 (choahaeyo) means is good, is liked or likes 싫어요 (shireoyo) –> 싫어해요 (shireohaeyo) means is dislikes or dislikes 기뻐요 (gippeoyo) –>기뻐해요 (gippeohaeyo) means is happy or glad

안녕 = An nyoung = hello (informal) 안녕하세요 = An nyoung ha se yo = hello (formal) 여보세요 = you bo se yo = hello (on a telephone)

Useful Korean phrases
A collection of useful phrases in Korean. Click on the English phrases to see them in many other languages. Key to abbreviations: frm = formal, inf = informal English Welcome 한국어 (Korean) 환 영합니다 (hwangyong-hamnida)

jogeumyo) . 입니다 (je ireum-eun . 위하여 (wihayeo) Cheers/Good health! 잘 먹겠습니다 (jal meokkesseumnida) .inf 안 녕 (annyeong) 안녕 히 계세요 (annyeonghi gyeseyo) . eseo wasseuyo) 만나 서 반갑습니다 (Mannaseo bangapseumnida) [frm polite] 만나서 반가워요 (Mannaseo bangawoyo) [inf polite] 안녕하십 니까 (annyeong hashimnikka) 안녕히 주무십시요 (annyonghi jumushipsiyo) ...frm.inf . a little 응.. imnida) 어디서 오셨어요? (Eodiseo osyeosseoyo) 저 는 .inf 여보세요 (yeoboseyo) . thanks.frm Yes. 에서 왔어요 (Jeoneun ... Long time no see What's your name? My name is .frm 고맙습 니다 (komapsumnida) .inf . jogeum) . reul hangukmal-lo eotteoh-ge maraeyo?) 실 례하겠습니다! (shillehagessumnida) Excuse me 이 게 얼마예요? (ige eolmayeyo?) How much is this? 미안 합니다! (mianhamnida) Sorry Thank you 감 사합니다 (kamsahamnida) .you are leaving Goodbye 안녕 히 가세요 (annyeonghi gaseyo) . 조금 (eung. Pleased to meet you Good morning/ afternoon/evening Good night 안 녕하세요 (annyeonghaseyo) .... Where are you from? I'm from . 를 한국말로 어떻게 말해요? How do you say ..inf 예.frm 잘 자 (jal jja) .after a meal Bon appetit 맛 있게 드세요 (masitkke deuseyo) 잘다녀오십시 오! (jalda nyeoo sip sio!) Bon voyage 모르겠 습니다 (moreugesseumnida) I don't understand Please speak more slowly 천 천히 말씀해 주세요 (Cheoncheonhi malssuemhae jeseyo) 적 어 주세요! (Cheogeo jeseyo!) Please write it down 한국말 하실 줄 아세요? (hangukmal hasil jul aseyo?) ..Hello How are you? I'm fine. in Korean? (..... "dry glass".frm Do you speak Korean? 한 국말 할 줄 아니? (hangukmal hal jul ani?) ..before a meal 잘 먹었습니다 (jal meogeosseumnida) ..on phone 어떻게 지내세요? (eotteohke jinaeseyo?) 안 녕하셨습니까? (an nyeong ha siut seum ni ka?) 잘 지내요 (jaljinaeyo) 오랜 만이다 (orenmanida) 당신 의 이름은 무엇입니까? (dangsinui ireumeun mueosip nikka?) inf 성함이 어떻게 되십니까? (sungham ee uttoke daesipnika?) frm 제 이름은 .you are staying 행운을 빌어요 (haeng un eul bil eo yo) frm Good luck 행 운을 빈다 (haeng un eul bin da) inf 건 배 [乾杯] (geonbae) lit... 안녕 (annyeong) . 조금요 (yae.

.Response Where's the toilet? I love you Leave me alone! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Happy Easter Happy Birthday One language is never enough My hovercraft is full of eels • • • 아니에 요 (anieyo) 화 장실이 어디예요? (hwajangsiri eodiyeyo) 사 랑해 (sarang hae) 혼자 내버려 두십시오! (honja naebeoryeo dushipshio) 즐거운 성탄절 보내시고 새해 복 많이 받으세요 (jeulgeoun seongtanjeol bonaesigo saehae bok manhi bateusaeyo) 행 복한 부활절이 되시길 (haengpoghan puhwarcheori toesikir) 생 일축하합니다 (saengil chukha hamnida) 한 가지 언어는 충분하지 못 해 (han gaji un u nun chung boon ha ji mot hae) 내 호버크라프트는 장어로 가득 차 있어요 (Nae hoebuhkeurapeuteuneun changuhro kadeuk cha isseyo) 안녕하세요 – annyeonghaseyo. 생일 축하합니다 (saeng-il chukha-hamnida) this is polite formal way to say it 생일 축하해요 (saeng-il chukha-haeyo) this is the casual polite way • • . no problem or are you okay? (just change the intonation). to say thank you and i have also used 고마와요 (komawayo) after being served when we dined in. o 물 즈세요 (mull juseyo) – requesting for water.eyo/eyo) noun plus this ending is proven to be very helpful its like asking or saying. good evening. I remember using this to ask if the building in front of us is what we are looking for.’is this ~’. hi or hello 감사합니다 – kamsahamnida. ~ 즈세요 (~juseyo) the polite ending which means please give me. I remember ordering rice and requesting for water using this phrase and it goes like this: o 밥 즈세요 (Bap juseyo) – ordering rice. 괜찮아 / 괜찮아요 (gwaenchana/gwaenchanayo) is very handy to say its okay. which is an overly used phrase equivalent to good morning. 얼마나요? (olmanayo) simple but polite way to ask ‘how much?’ ~이/에요 (i. Orange Shock 이에요? (Is this Orange Shock?) ~ 좋아요 (chuayo) this verb ending could mean ‘to like’. • • • • • 예/어니오 (ye/aniyo) which mean yes and no respectively are very basic as a reply to simple questions. and I had the guts to say to an 아즈씨 (ajusshi or polite way to address an old man) 휘성씨 좋아해요 (Wheesungsshi chuahaeyo). This has been very useful when asking for something specially on traditional Korean restaurant where people don’t speak English at all.

this is because there are certain patterns to achieve the numbers in between. Nado nomu bogo shipeoyo.수고하습니다 (su-go-ha-sum-ni-da) is saying hello to someone who is working 수고하세요 (su-go-ha-se-yo) is saying goodbye to someone who is working 수고하겼어요 (su-go-ha-kyo-sso-yo) is like saying thank you for helping me or well done Word for the day 집 (jip) which means house. for expression involving dates. money. = I Miss u so much too 보고 싶은데 bogo shipeunde = I would like to see u 알았어 arasseo = got it? 뽀뽀 Ppo-ppo = kiss 나도 Nado = me too 너를 보고 싶어요 Noreul bogo shipoyo = I miss u 나 너를 좋아요. You might be wondering why some numbers are skipped in both numeral systems. . Na noreul choayo = i like you Korean Numbers There are two sets of numbers in Korea. the native Korean and the Sino-Korean Numbers. seconds and counting beyond 99 Sino-Korean numbers are used otherwise its the native Korean numbers. Sino-Korean numbers are borrowed from Chinese. foreign loanwords. minutes. Generally speaking. • • • • 내가 or 내 (Naega or nae) – I as subject in a sentence 나는 or 난 (Naneun or Nan) – I as topic in a sentence the second one in contracted form 나의 (Naui) – possessive form as in mine or my 나도 (Nado) – Me too or I too 나도 너무 보고 싶어요.

with just 13 numbers to you can go up to a million already. .In Native Korean. to express let say 11 it’s 열하나 (yolhana) so the formula is 10(열) +1(하나). There are few numbers to memorize in Sino-Korean. This is the reason why after the number 10 only numbers in multiples of 10 are provided up to 90. While in Sino-Korean. So you have to memorize at least 18 numbers in Native Korean. to express let say 32 it’s 삼십이 (sam-ship-i) so the formula is 3(삼) X 10 (십) + 2 (이).

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