Basic Phrase in Korean

While we don't think Korean is the hardest language to learn, it can certainly be challenging if you've never learned a foreign language before. However, you can start speaking and understanding Korean in just a few days by learning and committing to memory a few of the most commonly used Korean phrases and expressions. This page lists the Korean phrases and expressions that most Korean people use in every day conversation. While learning these phrases won't make you fluent, it will help you start understanding and speaking Korean and provide a strong foundation for future learning and growth in the language. To hear a phrase simply click on any blue button, then repeat the phrase out loud.
English
Korean
Do you speak English?
영어를 할수 있어요?
Yeongeorul malsum halsu isseoyo?
I don't speak Korean
한국어 못해요
hangug-eo moshaeyo
I don't speak Korean very well.
한국말 잘 못해요
hangugmal jal moshaeyo
Could you please say that again?
다시 한 번 말씀해 주세요
Dasi han beon malsseumhae juseyo
Please speak slowly
천천히 말씀해 주세요
heoncheonhi malsseumhae juseyo
How do you say _____ in Korean?
_____ 를 한국말로 어떻게 말해요?
_____ reul hangukmal-lo eotteoh-ge maraeyo?
What does ______ mean In English?
_____ 은 영어로 무슨 뜻이에요?
_____ eun yeong-eolo museun tteus-ieyo?
What is that called in Korean?
그것 한국말로 뭐라고 해요?
Kŭgŏt hangungmallo mwŏrago haeyo?
What is this?
이게 뭐예요?
Ige mwŏyeyo?
I don't understand
모르겠습니다
moreugesseumnida
Excuse me!
실례하겠습니다!
shille hagessum nida!
Sorry!
미안합니다!
mianhamnida
Thank you
감사합니다
kamsahamnida
Yes
Ne
No
아니요
Aniyo
This one/This thing
이것
i-geot
Where is ______?
_____ 어디예요
_____ o-di-ye-yo
Where is the bathroom?
화장실어디예요
Hwa-jang-shil o-di-ye-yo
Remove/leave out
빼주세요
Bbae-ju-se-yo
Please remove _____.
_____ 빼주세요
_____ bbae-ju-se-yo
Please give me a discount
깎아주세요
Kka-kka-ju-se-yo
Please help me
도와주세요
Dowajuseyo
I need a doctor
의사 필요해요
Uisa pilyohaeyo
Where am I?
여기 어디에요
Yuhgi uhdiyaeyo?
Please call a taxi for me
택시 불러 주세요
Tekshi bulluh juseyo
How much is it?
얼마에요
Ulma aeyo?
Please give me ______.
______ 주세요.
______ juseyo.
What?
무엇?
mueot?
Where?
어디?
eodi?
Which?
무슨?
museun?
When?
언제?
eonje?
Who?
누구?
nugu?
May I use your phone?
당신의 전화기를 사용해도 되겠습니까?
dangshin-ui jeonhwagi-reul sayonghaedo doegesseumnikka?