80 Korean travel words and phrases to brush up on your language skills. 

 February 5, 2021

By  TOPIK GUIDE Team

It has always been believed that language is the most influential way to pervade native’s hearts with your respect and care towards their culture. Mother tongue instinctively softens one’s perspectives and makes them believe that the other person is putting efforts to communicate which makes it deeply touching. Therefore, instead of learning every possible sentence in Hangul, taking help of precise and helpful travel words and phrases could act as the initiation of basic understanding of South Korean culture.

It is now possible to get the hang of the basic reading structure of the language in a short span of time. It will in turn be helpful in reading the boards and posters easily. Investing some of your time in solving practice sheets and rehearsing the pronunciation of essential vocabulary might prove to be one of the best ways to travel South Korea for the first time.

There is a lot of information out there about tips and tricks when traveling to Korea, but most of it isn't in the form of travel words and phrases. I'll give you a few short sentences you can use while you are visiting, or just to learn along the way.

Travel Vocabulary In Korean !!

No.

English Word / Phrases

Korean Word / Phrases

Romanisation

1

Trip or Travel

여행

Yeohaeng

2

Local domestic

국내

 Kuknae

3

Local trip

국내 여행

Kuknae yeohaeng 

4

Airplane

비행기

Bihaenggi

5

Airport

공항

Gonghang...

6

Foreign country

해외

Haeoe

7

Overseas trip

해외 여행

Haeoe yeohaeng

8

To take a trip

여행을 가다

Yeohaengeul gada

9

To set out on a trip

여행을 떠나다

Yeohaengeul tteonada

10

Bus

버스

Beoseu

11

Bus station

버스 정류장

Beoseu jeongryujang

12

Passport

여권

Yeogwon

13

Subway

지하철

Jihacheol

14

Subway station

지하철역

Jihacheolyeok

15

Taxi

택시

Taeksi

16

Time

시간

Sigan

17

Opening time

입장시간

Ibjangsigan

18

Closing time

마감시간

Magamsigan

19

Discount

할인

 Halin

20

Refund

환불

Hwanbul

21

Exchange

교환

Gyohwan

22

Accommodation
숙소

Sukso

23

Baggage, trunk

Jim

24

To pack a baggage

짐을 싸다

Jimeul ssada

25

To book an accomodation

숙소를 예약하다

Suksoreul Yeyakhada

26

 Map

지도

Jido

27

Tour guide

관광 가이드

Gwangwang gaideu

28

Ticket

Pyo

29

Money

Don

30

Cash

현금

Hyeomgeum

31

Busan city

부산

Busan

32

Bridge

다리

Dari 

33

Big bridge

대교

Daegyo

34

Market

시장

Sijang

35

Gangnueung city

강릉

Gangreung

36

Sea

바다

Bada

37

Lighthouse

등대

Deungdae

38

Beach

해변

Haebyeon

39

Mountain

San

40

Seoul city

서울

Seoul

41

Jeju island

제주도

Jaeju-do

42

Island

Seom

43

Yeosu city

여수

 Yeosu

44

Gyeongju city

경주

Gyeongju

Korean travel vocabulary
Korean travel vocabulary

Korean phrases that should be tongue friendly~

No.

English Phrases

Korean Phrases

Romanisation

45

Hello

안녕하세요

Annyeonghaseyo

46

I'm sorry

죄송합니다

Jwesonghabnida

47

Excuse me

실례합니다

sillaehabnida

48

Excuse me ( to call some )

저기요

Jeogiyo

49

Yes

Nae

50

No

아니요

Aniyo.

51

I know

알아요

Aarayo

52

I don't know

몰라요

 Mollayo

53

Help me

도와주세요 

Dowa juseyo

54

Where is……..?
……….어디에요? 
……….eodieyo ?

55

How much is this ? 

이거 얼마에요 ?

Igeo eolmaeyo?

56

It's expensive !! Please give me a discount.

비싸요 !! 할인해주세요

Bissayo. Harinhajuseyo.

57

Please take a picture.

사진 좀 찍어주세요

Sajin jom jjigeojuseyo.

58

Can you speak English ?
영어 할 줄 알아요?/ 영어 하세요?
Yeongeo hal jul al-ayo?/Yeongeo hasaeyo?

59

Where's the restroom ?

화장실 어디에요 ?

Hwa-jang-shil eodieyo ?

60

I can't speak Korean well.

한국어 잘 못해요.

Hangukeo jal mot haeyo.

61

Please speak slowly.

천천히 말(씀)해 주세요.

Cheoncheonhi malsseumhae juseyo.

62
Do you have any rooms available ?

빈방 있습니까?

Binbang issseumnikka ?

63

I would like to make a reservation.

예약을 하고 싶어요 .

Yaeyakeul hago sipeoyo.

64

Please give English menu.
영어 메뉴를 주세요.
Yeongeo menyureul jo.

65

Do you have vegetarian dishes ? 
채식 요리 있어요?
Chaesik yori isseoyo?

66

Is this spicy ? Please do not make it spicy.
이거 매워요? 맵지 않게 해주세요.
Igo maewoyo? Maepji anhge haejuseyo.

67

Please give me 1 bottle of Soju. 
소주 한 병 주세요. 
Soju han byeong juseyo.

68

Do you take credit cards ?

카드 되나요?

Kadeu doenayo?

69

I'll pay cash.

현금으로 할게요.

Hyeongeumeuro halkeyo.

70

I'll pay with my card.

카드로 할게요.

Kadeuro halgeyo.

71

Do you have wifi here ? What's the WiFi password ?
여기 와이파이 있어요? 와이파이 비밀번호가 뭐에요/어떻게 되죠?
Yeogi waipai isseoyo? Waipai bimilbeonhoga mwoaeyo/oetteohge doejyo.

72

Please give me a receipt.

영수증을 주세요

Yeongsujeungeul Juseyo.

73

Go left.

왼쪽으로 가세요.

Oenjjokeuro gaseyo.

74

Go right.

오른쪽으로 가세요.

Oreunjjokeuro gaseyo.

75

Go straight.

앞으로 계속/쭉 가세요.
Apeuro gyesok/jjuk gaseyo. .

76

How much is the bus fare ?
버스 요금이 얼마죠?
Beoseu yogeumi eolmajyo ?

77

Where is the ATM ?

현금 인출기/ATM는 어디 있어요?

Hyeongeum inchulgineun eodi isseoyo ?

78

Where can I recharge my T Money ?

어디서 티머니를 충전할 수 있나요?


Eodiseo timeonireul chungjeonhal su innayo ?

79

How far is the bus station/airport/restaurant/subway ?



버스 정류장/공항/음식점/지하철역은 얼마나 멉니까?

Beoseu jeongryujang/ jonghang/ eumshikjeom/ jihacheolyeokeun eolmana meobnikka ?

80

Thank you. Stay well !!


감사합니다. 안녕히계세요 !!...

Gamsahabnida. Annyeonghigyaeseyo !

Even though you don't know how to make full sentences in Korean, saying a few words will still come in handy when you travel to Korea someday !!

In contrast to English the levels of formality in korean might appear complex to many; but a continuous practice can prove to be fruitful. Either learn basic Korean by yourself, or join some online courses, or if you prefer meeting some online Korean friends, do so as learning a new language is all about finding new perspectives and landing on some comfortable horizon on your exposure.

If you have suggestions or questions. Feel free to comment below.

Thank you !!

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