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Common Korean Phrases For Beginners | list of beginner korean phrases

안녕하세요! It's Koreanstudyjunkie! Here is a list of beginner Korean phrases that you'll see Koreans use often in everyday life. PHRASES LIST:

안녕하세요 – Hello

(만나서) 반가워요 / 반갑습니다 – It’s nice to meet you

(어떻게) 잘 지내세요 (?) – I’m well (How are you?)

요즘 잘 지내고 있어요 – These days, I’m doing well

잘 못지내고 있(었)어요. – I haven’t been so well.

감사합니다 / 고마워요 – Thank you (formal / casual)

괜찮아요 – It’s okay

잠시만요 – One second

잠깐만요 – Wait

여기요 – Here

조금요 – a little

미안해요 / 죄송해요 – I’m sorry

‘X’ 주세요 – Please give me ‘X’

몰라요 – I don’t know

한국말 잘 (못)해요 – I can (not) speak Korean well

‘X’ 어디세요? – Where is the ‘X’?

‘X’ 얼마예요? – How much is ‘X’?

‘X’ 있어요? – Is there ‘X’?

안 돼요 – No way!

재미있어요 – It’s fun

진짜요 (?) – Really (?)

감사합니다 - Thank You (formal)

죄송합니다 - I'm sorry (formal)

저기요 - Excuse me; Over here

네 - Yes; Pardon me?

좋아요 - Yes; Good; I like it

아니요 - No

모르겠어요 - I don't know

질문 있어요. - I have a question.

천천히 말해 주세요. - Please speak slowly

카드로 결제 할게요 - I’ll pay with card

현금으로 결제 할게요 - I’ll pay with cash

영수증 주세요? - Can I have the receipt?

계산서 주세요/ 계산해 주세요 - Check, Please

화이팅! - Fighting!

포기하지 마세요 - Don't give up

좋은 하루 되세요 - Have a great day

좋은 하루 보내요 - Have a nice day

힘내세요 - Cheer up

진짜 잘했어요 - You did really well

항상 응원해요 - I'm always rooting for you.

조심하세요 - Be careful; Take care of yourself

잘잤어요? - Did you sleep well?

건강하세요 - Stay healthy/strong

오랜만이에요 – Its been a while (kind of like “long time no see”)

보고 싶어요 – I miss you / I want to see you

생일 축하해요 – happy birthday!

축하해요 – congrats!

마음에 들어요 – I like it!

좋아해요 – I like it!

좋아요! – Good

걱정하지마세요 – don’t worry

어떻게 생각하세요? – What do you think?

행복해요 – I’m happy

배고 파요 – I’m hungry

피곤해요 – I’m tired

잘했어요 – Well done! // You’ve done well

할 수 있어요! – you can do it!

이해해요 – I understand

이해가 안 돼요 – I don’t understand

이해가 안가 – (casual) I don’t get it

맛있어요 – tastes good / delicious (lit. has taste)

맛없어요 – tastes bad / gross (lit. has no taste)

영어를 말할 수 있어요? – Can you speak English?

(다시) 한 번 말해 주세요 – Please say that one more time (again)

영어 할 줄 알세요? - Do you speak English?

한국어 못해요 - I can't speak Korean

한국어 잘해요 - I can speak Korean well

한국어 잘못해요 - I can't speak Korean well

“X” 는/은 한국말로 어떻게 말해요?

How do you say “x” in Korean?

"____"이/가 무슨 뜻이에요?

What does "_____" mean?

천천히 말해 주세요 – Please speak slowly

적어 주세요 – Please write it down

한국말해 주세요 – please speak Korean

한국어로 말 해주세요 – Please speak in Korean

영어로 말 해주세요 – Please speak in English

‘X’이/가 한국어로 어떻게 말해요? – How do you say ‘X’ in Korean?

‘X’(이/가) 한국어로 뭐예요? – What is ‘X’ in Korean?

그렇구나 – I see

아직 / 계속 한국말 배우고 있어요 – I’m still / continuously learning Korean

몇 살이에요? – How old are you?

‘X’살 이에요 – I am ‘X’ years old (use NATIVE Korean Numbers)

이름이 뭐예요? – What’s your name?

‘X’이에요 / 예요 – I’m ‘X’

저 ‘X’이에요 / 예요 / 입니다 – I am ‘X’

제 이름은 ‘X’이에요 / 예요 / 입니다 – My name is ‘X’

무슨 일을 하세요? – What do you do for work?

‘X’이에요 / 예요 / 입니다 – I am ‘X’

뭐해(요) / 뭐하고 있어요? – what are you doing? (what’s up?)

아파요 – it hurts

추워요 – It’s cold

더워요 – it’s hot (weather - hot outside)

따뜻해요 –It’s hot (hot to touch)


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