Phrases

Korean Phrases (Common Expressions)

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This section contains 400 of the most used phrases in Korean. This should help you improve your speaking, reading and writing. Exploring the whole list will make it easier to start conversations and understand what was said to you. I divided this section into 4 pages, the first 100 are listed on this page, then the rest here: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. Each page contains 100 common expressions. Going through each page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Korean Classes.

Phrases Tips

To make sure you are more likely to remember each expression, try to first to read the sentence without hearing it, then click to hear how it is prnounced, then read it out loud 3 times while imagining yourself vividly talking to somone. Also try to practice what you memorized from time to time, to make it stick.

Here are the first 100 common phrases. You will find a lot of them are about greeting someone, introducing yourself or asking where someone is from ... etc. Basically, these are expressions which you might use when starting a conversation with someone you have just met.

Phrases in Korean

Phrases Korean Audio
How are you? (informal)어떻게 지내? [eotteohge jinae?]
How are you? (formal)어떻게 지내세요? [eotteohge jinaeseyo?]
What's up? (colloquial) 무슨 일 있니? [museun il issni?]
I'm fine, thank you!난 잘 지내요. 고마워요! [nan jal jinaeyo. gomawoyo!]
Hi!안녕! [annyeong!]
Good morning!좋은 아침입니다! [joh-eun achim-ibnida!]
Good afternoon!좋은 오후입니다! [joh-eun ohu-ibnida!]
Good evening!좋은 저녁입니다! [joh-eun jeonyeog-ibnida!]
And you? (informal)너는? [neoneun?]
And you? (formal)당신은요? [dangsin-eun-yo?]
Good좋아 [joh-a]
We speak two languages우리는 두개의 언어들로 말해요 [ulineun dugaeui eon-eodeullo malhaeyo]
They speak four languages그들은 사개국어로 말해요 [geudeul-eun sagaegug-eolo malhaeyo]
I visited one country저는 한 나라를 방문했어요 [jeoneun han nalaleul bangmunhaess-eoyo]
She visited three countries그녀는 세 나라들을 방문했어요 [geunyeoneun se naladeul-eul bangmunhaess-eoyo]
She has one sister그녀는 여동생 한명이 있어요 [geunyeoneun yeodongsaeng hanmyeong-i iss-eoyo]
He has two sisters그는 여동생 두명이 있어요 [geuneun yeodongsaeng dumyeong-i iss-eoyo]
Welcome!환영합니다! [hwan-yeonghabnida!]
Do you like it here?여기 마음에 드세요? [yeogi ma-eum-e deuseyo?]
See you later!나중에 봐! [najung-e bwa!]
Thank you very much!정말 고마워! [jeongmal gomawo!]
I really like it!어디? [eodi?]
Happy행복해 [haengboghae]
Sad슬퍼 [seulpeo]
Thank you!고마워! [gomawo!]
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")천만에 [cheonman-e]
Have a nice day!좋은 하루 보내! [joh-eun halu bonae!]
Good night!잘 자! [jal ja!]
Have a good trip!즐거운 여행 되세요 [jeulgeoun yeohaeng doeseyo]
It was nice talking to you!대화 즐거웠어요! [daehwa jeulgeowoss-eoyo!]
Am I right or wrong?제가 맞나요 틀렸나요? [jega majnayo teullyeossnayo?]
Is he younger or older than you?그가 당신보다 나이가 적은가요 많은가요? [geuga dangsinboda naiga jeog-eungayo manh-eungayo?]
Is the test easy or difficult?시험 쉬워요 어려워요? [siheom swiwoyo eolyeowoyo?]
Is this book new or old?이 책 새거예요 헌거예요? [i chaeg saegeoyeyo heongeoyeyo?]
This is so expensive이것은 매우 비싸요 [igeos-eun maeu bissayo]

More Sentences

English Korean Audio
Languages
I don't speak Korean저 한국어 못해요 [jeo hangug-eo moshaeyo]
I love the Japanese language저는 일본어를 좋아해요 [jeoneun ilbon-eoleul joh-ahaeyo]
I speak Italian저는 이탈리아어를 해요 [jeoneun itallia-eoleul haeyo]
I want to learn Spanish저 스페인어 배우고 싶어요 [jeo seupein-eo baeugo sip-eoyo]
My mother tongue is German저의 모국어는 독일어예요 [jeoui mogug-eoneun dog-il-eoyeyo]
Spanish is easy to learn스페인어는 배우기 쉬워요 [seupein-eoneun baeugi swiwoyo]
Origins
He has a Moroccan rug그는 모로코산 덮개를 좋아해요 [geuneun molokosan deopgaeleul joh-ahaeyo]
I have an American car저는 미국 자동차를 가지고 있어요 [jeoneun migug jadongchaleul gajigo iss-eoyo]
I love French cheese저는 프랑스 치즈를 좋아해요 [jeoneun peulangseu chijeuleul joh-ahaeyo]
I'm Italian저는 이탈리아인이에요 [jeoneun italliain-ieyo]
My father is Greek저의 아버지는 그리스인이에요 [jeoui abeojineun geuliseu-in-ieyo]
My wife is Korean제 아내는 한국인이에요 [je anaeneun hangug-in-ieyo]
Countries
Have you ever been to India?인도에 간 적 있어요? [indo-e gan jeog iss-eoyo?]
I came from Spain저는 스페인에서 왔습니다 [jeoneun seupein-eseo wassseubnida]
I live in America저는 미국에 살고 있습니다 [jeoneun migug-e salgo issseubnida]
I want to go to Germany저는 독일에 가고 싶습니다 [jeoneun dog-il-e gago sipseubnida]
I was born in Italy저는 이탈리아에서 태어났어요 [jeoneun itallia-eseo taeeonass-eoyo]
Japan is a beautiful country일본은 아름다운 나라입니다 [ilbon-eun aleumdaun nalaibnida]
Long time no see오랜만이에요 [olaenman-ieyo]
I missed you보고싶었어요 [bogosip-eoss-eoyo]
What's new?무슨 일 있어요? [museun il iss-eoyo?]
Nothing new아무 일 없어요 [amu il eobs-eoyo]
Make yourself at home!편하게 있어요 [pyeonhage iss-eoyo]
Have a good trip좋은 여행 되세요 [joh-eun yeohaeng doeseyo]
Can I practice Italian with you?당신과 이탈리아어를 연습할 수 있을까요? [dangsingwa itallia-eoleul yeonseubhal su iss-eulkkayo?]
I speak French but with an accent저는 프랑스어를 말하지만 악센트가 있어요 [jeoneun peulangseueoleul malhajiman agsenteuga iss-eoyo]
I was born in Miami저는 마이애미에서 태어났어요 [jeoneun maiaemieseo taeeonass-eoyo]
I'm from Japan저는 일본에서 왔어요 [jeoneun ilbon-eseo wass-eoyo]
The letter is inside the book그 편지는 책 안에 있어요 [geu pyeonjineun chaeg an-e iss-eoyo]
The pen is under the desk그 펜은 책상 밑에 있어요 [geu pen-eun chaegsang mit-e iss-eoyo]
Directions방향들 [banghyangdeul]
Can I help you?박물관까지 어떻게 가나요? [bagmulgwankkaji eotteohge ganayo?]
Can you help me?직진하세요 [jigjinhaseyo]
Can you show me?도와드릴까요? [dowadeulilkkayo?]
Come with me!거기까지 얼마나 걸려요? [geogikkaji eolmana geollyeoyo?]
Downtown (city center)여기서 멀어요 [yeogiseo meol-eoyo]
Excuse me! (to ask someone)길을 잃었어요 [gil-eul ilh-eoss-eoyo]
Go straight한달만요! [handalman-yo!]
How can I get to the museum? 시내 [sinae]
How long does it take to get there?주위에 있어요 [juwie iss-eoyo]
I'm lost저를 도와주실 수 있나요? [jeoleul dowajusil su issnayo?]
I'm not from here저 여기 안 살아요 [jeo yeogi an sal-ayo]
It's far from here우회전 하세요 [uhoejeon haseyo]
It's near here좌회전 하세요 [jwahoejeon haseyo]
One moment please!따라오세요! [ttalaoseyo!]
Turn left실례합니다/저기요 [sillyehabnida/jeogiyo]
Turn right보여주실래요? [boyeojusillaeyo?]

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