Conversing in Korean means knowing the everyday expressions everyone uses in normal conversation. The words and phrases in the following table give you the essential words and phrases:

English Expression Korean Translation Pronunciation
Hello. annyeong. an-nyoung.
Please. jebal. jae-bal.
Thank you. gomapseumnida. go-map-sseum-nee-da.
Thank you. gamsahamnida. gam-sa-ham-nee-da.
I’m sorry. joesonghamnida. jwae-song-ham-nee-da.
I don’t know. moreugetseumnida. mo-reu-get-sseum-nee-da.
I don’t understand. mot aradeutgetseumnida. mot a-ra-deut-get-sseum-nee-da.
Excuse me. sillyehamnida. shil-lae-ham-nee-da.