In which we talk to strangers

Because I have the good fortune of being able to travel relatively often, I thought I’d pass on the good karma by sharing some tips. Here are some of the phrases that have made my short stay in Korea much easier.

Here's Jihan with some flowers.

Here’s Jihan with some flowers.

  1. Hello!
    안녕하세요
    Pronounced: “Annyeonghaseyo!”
  2. Goodbye!
    안녕히 가세요
    “Annyeonghi gaseyo!”
  3. Where is the bathroom?
    화장실은 어디입니까?
    “Hwajangsil eun audi yeyo?” or “HWajangsil eun audi ibnikka?”
  4. Thank you!
    감사합니다!
    “Gamsahabnida!”
  5. Thank you, internet!
    인터넷 주셔서 감사합니다!
    inteones jusyeoseo gamsahabnida!
  6. You’re welcome!
    참 잘 오셨습니다
    “Cham jal osyeossseubnida!”
  7. How much is this?
    이 얼마
    “How much-ee?”
  8. Lunchtime!
    점심!
    “Lunch-ee!”
  9. I don’t know, what do you feel like doing?
    나는 당신이하고 같은 기분이 무엇을 몰라?
    “Naneun dangsin-ihago gat-eun gibun-i mueos-eul molla?”
  10. I don’t know, what do you feel like doing?
    나는 당신이하고 같은 기분이 무엇을 몰라?
    “Naneun dangsin-ihago gat-eun gibun-i mueos-eul molla?”
  11. I don’t know, what do you feel like doing?
    나는 당신이하고 같은 기분이 무엇을 몰라?
    “Naneun dangsin-ihago gat-eun gibun-i mueos-eul molla?”
  12. Why is BB Cream so expensive?
    왜 BB 크림은 너무 비싸다? 당신이 당신의 얼굴에 무엇을 가하고있다?
    wae BB keulim eun neomu bissada ? dangsin-i dangsin-ui eolgul-e mueos eul gahago issda ?
  13. Can I eat that?
    나는 그것을 먹을 수 있나요?
    “Naneun geugeos-eul meog-eul su issnayo?”
  14. What did I just put in my mouth?
    난 그냥 내 입에 뭘 넣었어요?
    “Nan geunyang nae ib-e mwol neoh-eoss-eoyo?”
  15. You have to tell me what I just put in my mouth.
    당신은 내가 내 입에 넣어 무엇을 말해 있나요? 나는 무엇을 씹는거야?
    “I can’t pronounce this because I am not Korean.”
  16. We need to talk about your shopping problem.
    우리는 당신의 쇼핑 문제에 대해 이야기 할 필요가있다.
    “Ulineun dangsin-ui syoping munjee daehae iyagi hal pil-yogaissda.”
  17. No, we need to talk about your shopping problem.
    아니, 우리는 당신의 쇼핑 문제에 대해 이야기 할 필요가있다.
    “Ani, uli neun dangsin-ui syoping munjee daehae iyagi hal pil-yogaissda.”
  18. You can never have too many ugly sweaters.
    당신은 너무 많은 추악한 스웨터가 없다.
    “Dangsin-eun neomu manh-eun chuaghan seuweteo ga eobsda.”
  19. I have come to get my bank account raped.
    나는 강간 은행 계좌를 얻기 위해왔다
    “Naneun gang-gan eunhaeng gyejwa leul eodgi wihae wassda.”
  20. I’m looking for my pants.
    나는 나의 바지를 찾고 있어요
    “Naneun naui baji leul chajgo iss-eoyo”
  21. We are looking for our pants.
    우리는 우리의 바지를 찾고 있습니다
    “Ulineun uliui baji leul chajgo issseubnida.”
  22. I’m lost. Send help.
    길을 잃었어요. 도움 보낼 수 있습니다.
    “Gil-eul ilh-eoss-eoyo. doum bonael su issseubnida.”
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