Everyday Expressions in Korean - dummies

Everyday Expressions in Korean

By Jungwook Hong, Wang Lee

Part of Korean For Dummies Cheat Sheet

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.