Study Abroad Student Handbook
South Korea South Korea
Center for Global Education

Phrases To Know in South Korea

Arrest

  • I am an United States citizen.
      Nanun mikook simin-imnida
    Nanun mikook simin-imnida.
  • Please call the United States Embassy/Consulate immediately.
      Jukshi mikook daesakwan/youngsakwan-e cheona hae chwuseyo.
    Jukshi mikook daesakwan/youngsakwan-e cheona hae chwuseyo.
  • I have a right to call the United States Embassy/Consulate.
      Nanun mikook daesakwan/youngsakwan-e yealak-al Kwoli-ga isumnida.
    Nanun mikook daesakwan/youngsakwan-e yealak-al Kwoli-ga isumnida.

Food and Water

  • Where is the market?
      Shijangee odee isumnika?
    Shijangee odee isumnika?
  • Where can I get something to eat?
      Udi-eso mogul kosul salsu isumnika?
    Udi-eso mogul kosul salsu isumnika?
  • I am allergic to ...
      Nanun ...e aleruki-ka issoyo.
    Nanun ...e aleruki-ka issoyo.
  • Is this safe drinking water?
      Ie mwurul mashilsu isumnika?
    Ie mwurul mashilsu isumnika?
  • I can't/don't eat meat/pork, etc.
      Nanun kokirul/daeji-kokirul mot mukoyo
    Nanun kokirul/daeji-kokirul mot mukoyo.

General Information

  • My name is ...
      Nae irumoon ...imnida.
    Nae irumoon ...imnida.
  • Please speak slowly.
      Chunchuni malssom hae chwuseyo
    Chunchuni malssom hae chwuseyo.
  • Where is the nearest (bathroom, telephone, bank, internet café, ...)?
      Kajang kakaun hwajangsil/cheona/unhang-i odee isumnika?
    Kajang kakaun hwajangsil/cheona/unhang-i odee isumnika?
  • Where can I find information about ...?
      Odie-so ... e daehan jarorul chajulsu issoyo?
    Odie-so ... e daehan jarorul chajulsu issoyo?
  • Can you show me on this map?
      Chido-eso chom chaja chwuseyo
    Chido-eso chom chaja chwuseyo.
  • Can you contact this person for me?
      I saramege yelrak chom hae chwuseyo
    I saramege yelrak chom hae chwuseyo.
  • I don't understand.
      Nanun morge-sumnida.
    Nanun morge-sumnida.
  • What (time, date, day) is it?
      Myeshi/myechil/musun yoil imnika?
    Myeshi/myechil/musun yoil imnika?
  • Can you give me directions to ...?
      ... ro kanun kirul chom karuche chwuseyo.
    ... ro kanun kirul chom karuche chwuseyo.
  • Can you write this down for me?
      I-ko chom sso chwuseyo
    I-ko chom sso chwuseyo.
  • I'm lost.
      Nanun kirul irussoyo
    Nanun kirul irussoyo.

Help

  • This is an emergency.
      Aju kupamnida.
    Aju kupamnida.
  • I need help.
      Dowa chwuseyo.
    Dowa chwuseyo.
  • Where is the police station?
      Odiga kyungchalse iyeyo?
    Odiga kyungchalse iyeyo?
  • Where can I get help?
      Odieso doumul kuhalsu isumnika?
    Odieso doumul kuhalsu isumnika?
  • Please help me!
      Dowa chwuseyo.
    Dowa chwuseyo.
  • Stop! Thief!
      Sora! Doodukiya!
    Sora! Doodukiya!

Medical

  • My blood type is ...
      Nae hyerakyung-en ... iyeyo.
    Nae hyerakyung-en ... iyeyo.
  • Please take me to the hospital/doctor.
      Pyongwone/usa-ege derye ka chwuseyo.
    Pyongwone/usa-ege derye ka chwuseyo.
  • I'm allergic to penicillin/aspirin.etc.
      Nanen penicillin/aspirin allerki imnida.
    Nanen penicillin/aspirin allerki imnida.
  • I'm not feeling well.
      Nanun momi an choayo.
    Nanun momi an choayo.
  • How do I get to the (doctor, hospital)?
      Otteke usa-ege/pyongwone kalsu innayo?
    Otteke usa-ege/pyongwone kalsu innayo?
  • I am diabetic, etc.
      Nanen dangryo imnida
    Nanen dangryo imnida.

Money

  • Do you take travelers' checks?
      Yehangja supyodo bannayo?
    Yehangja supyodo bannayo?
  • Do you take credit cards?
      Shinyong card-rul bannayo?
    Shinyong card-rul bannayo?
  • Where can I exchange money?
      Odieso hwancheonel halsu innayo?
    Odieso hwancheonel halsu innayo?
  • Where is the closest ATM?
      Kajang kakkaun hyunkeum inchulki-ka odi innayo?
    Kajang kakkaun hyunkeum inchulki-ka odi innayo?
  • I need a cash advance from my credit card.
      Credit cad-ro hyunkeum hamnida.
    Credit cad-ro hyunkeum hamnida.
  • What is the exchange rate for (dollars) to (local currency)?
      Dala-e daehan wonhwa hwanyuli olma-inkayo?
    Dala-e daehan wonhwa hwanyuli olma-inkayo?
  • How much does this cost?
      I-ku olma-eyo?
    I-ku olma-eyo?

Transportation

  • How long is the trip?
      Hakseong yogumi issoyo?
    Hakseong yogumi issoyo?
  • How much is the ticket?
      Sigani olmana kolrymnikka?
    Sigani olmana kolrymnikka?
  • Can you take me to a (bus,taxi,train,metro)?
      (bus/taxi/kicha/gihachul) ul chaba chwuseyo.
    (bus/taxi/kicha/gihachul) ul chaba chwuseyo.
  • Please take me to the airport.
      Konghang-uro ka chwuseyo
    Konghang-uro ka chwuseyo.
  • Does this bus/metro stop at...?
      I bus-ka/gihachul-i....e sonayo?
    I bus-ka/gihachul-i....e sonayo?
  • Are there student rates?
      Yogumi olma-eyo?
    Yogumi olma-eyo?
  • Where can I get a (bus, taxi, train, metro)?
      Odi-so (bus/taxi/kicha/gihachul) t’ayo?
    Odi-so (bus/taxi/kicha/gihachul) t’ayo?
  • Where can I rent a car?
      Odi-so cha-rul billilsu issoyo?
    Odi-so cha-rul billilsu issoyo?
  • What is the fare?
      Yogumi olma-eyo?
    Yogumi olma-eyo?
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