Of course it’s perfectly fine to travel to a country where you don’t speak the language, but learning some phrases before you go can make everything a whole lot easier.
Nowadays, you can always find people who can speak and understand a little English on the street of Korea, but not everywhere so I hope this can help. And if any of you ever use this, let me know how it goes!
My Korean is far away from good and I made this for me to use during my trip to Korea, some of this are taken from TTMIK and some are from my Korean teacher. If you find any mistake please let me know and I’ll fix it.
Korean Phrases to Survive
Hello = 안녕하세요 / an-nyeong-ha-se-yo
Thank you = 감사합니다 / gam-sa-hab-ni-da
or 고맙습니다 / go-mab-seub-ni-da
Sorry = 죄송합니다 / joe-song-hab-ni-da
Yes = 네 / ne
No = 아니요 / a-ni-yo
I don’t understand = 이해 안돼요 / i-hae an-dwae-yo
I will just look around = 그냥 볼게요 / geu-nyang bol-ge-yo
Can I try this on? = 입어 봐도 되나요? / i-beo bwa-do doe-na-yo?
How much is this? = 이 것은 얼마예요? / i geo-seun eol-ma-ye-yo?
or 이거 얼마예요? / i-geo eol-ma-ye-yo?
It’s expensive! = 비싸요 / bi-ssa-yo
Please give me a discount or Cheaper, please! = 깎아주세요 / kka-kka-ju-se-yo
I’ll take this / I’ll buy this = 이거 주세요 / i-geo ju-se-yo