Directions in Korean

There are only a few places in the world that speak Korean: South Korea and North Korea. The chances of ever visiting North Korea are slim, so the only place you're likely to visit where Korean is the predominent language is South Korea. South Korea is roughly the same size as the U.S. state of Indiana. You'd think that finding your way around South Korea wouldn't be that difficult, and it isn't--unless you're unable to speak any Korean. To get around in South Korea it's important to be able to ask and received basic directions in Korean. Below we've compiled a list of the most important Korean phrases and words you need to know to find your way around Korea. Click on any blue button to hear the phrase, then repeat the phrase to yourself.
English
Korean
I'm lost
길을 잃어버렸어요
gil-eul ilh-eobeolyeoss-eoyo
Can you help me?
좀 도와주실 수 있으시나요?
Chom towa jushil ssu issŭshi nayo?
Where is the restroom?
화장실이 어디예요?
Hwa-jang-shil-i ŏ-di-ye-yo?
Could you tell me how to get to the ______?
_____ 에 어떻게 가는지 좀 알려주시겠어요?
_____ eotteohge ganeunji jom allyeojusigess-eoyo?
Where is ______?
_____ 어디 있어요?
_____ uhdi issuhyo?
Where is the currency exchange?
환전소가 어디 있어요?
hwanjeonsoga uhdi issuhyo?
Where is the subway station?
지하철역이 어디 있어요?
Jihacheol yeog-i uhdi issuhyo?
Where is the pharmacy?
약국 이 어디 있어요?
yaggug i uhdi issuhyo?
Where is the restroom?
화장실 어디 있어요?
Hwajangshil uhdi issuhyo?
How much is it to get there?
거기까지 가는데 얼마에요?
Geogikkaji ga neun de eolma eyo?
Subway
지하철 노선
jihacheol noseon
City Center
시내 중심부
shinae jungshimbu
City train networks
도시 기차 노선
doshi gicha nosen
Turn right
우회전
uhoejeon
Turn left
좌회전
jwahoejeon
Right side
우측
ucheuk
Left side
좌측
jwacheuk
Straight ahead
직진
jikjin
Where is the nearest _______?
제일 가까운 _______ 어디 있어요?
Jeil gaggaoon _______ uhdi issuhyo?
Where is the nearest market?
제일 가까운 시장 어디 있어요?
Jeil gaggaoon shijang uhdi issuhyo?
Where is the nearest subway station?
제일 가까운 지하철역 어디 있어요?
Jeil gaggaoon jihachulyuk uhdi issuhyo?
Where is the nearest hospital?
제일 가까운 병원 어디 있어요?
Jeil gaggaoon byungwon uhdi issuhyo?
Where is the nearest hotel?
제일 가까운 호텔 어디 있어요?
Jeil gaggaoon hotel uhdi issuhyo?
Where is the nearest restaurant?
제일 가까운 레스토랑 어디 있어요?
Jeil gaggaoon leseutolang uhdi issuhyo?

If you can't understand every word some says when giving you directions in Korean, then it's important that you're able to recognize and understand key words and directions. Below are keywords you can learn that will help you decipher what you're being told when given directions in Korean.
Nearby
근처에
geunchuhae
Next to
옆에
yupae
Next
다음
daeum
Pass by
지나서
jinasuh
Intersection
사거리
saguhri
Direction
방향
banghyang
Traffic light
신호등
shinhodeung
1st floor
1층
il cheung
2nd floor
2층
ee cheung
3rd floor
3층
sam cheung