Hey! Give these basic Korean phrases a try!
Here are some basic phrases to use in daily conversation.Introductions and greetings:
안녕하세요/안녕하십니까 > An-Nyeong-ha-se-yo/ An-nyeong-ha-shim-ni-kka > The first of these is casual while the second is more formal and polite.
It is nice to meet you.
만나서반갑습니다 > Man-na-seo-ban-gop-sub-ni-da
It is nice to meet you / It is a pleasure
반갑습니다 > Ban-gop-sub-ni-da
I’m meeting you for the first time (How do you do?).
처음뵙겠습니다 > Cheo-eum-beob-gess-eub-ni-da
Goodbye (to someone who is staying)
안녕히계세요 > An-nyeong-hee-kye-se-yo (Informal/ casual)
안녕히계십시오 > An-nyeong-hee-kye-ship-shi-yo (More formal/polite)
Goodbye (to someone who is leaving)
안녕히가세요 An-nyeong-hee-ga-se-yo (Informal/ casual)
안녕히가십시오An-nyeong-hee-ga-ship-shi-yo (More formal/polite)
My name is XXX:
제 이름은 XXX 입니다 > Che I-rum-un XXX ib-ni-da.)
What is your name?
이름은 무엇입니까 > I-rum-un mu-eo-sib-ni-ka?
이름은 어떻게되십니까? > I-rum-un eo-toh-kye-dwe-shib-ni-ka?
I am XX years old
난 XX 살 입니다 > Nan XX saal ib-ni-da
What is your age?/ How old are you?
연세 어떻게되십니까? > Yeon-se eo-toh-kye-dwe-shib-ni-ka? (this is polite and a bit formal. )
몇살 이니? > Myeot Saal I-ni? ( For adults speaking to a child)
How are you? (how have you been)
잘 지내셨어요? > Chal-ji-nae-sheo-sseo-yo? ( Are things going well?)
어떻게지내셨어요? > eo-toh-kye-ji-nae-sheo-sseo-yo?
Yes, I am fine
네, 잘있읍니다 > Neh, Chal-iss-ub-ni-da
I am just so-so
그저그래요 > Gu-jeo-gu-reh-yo
See you later
나중에 봐요 > Na-joong-eh-pwa-yo (casual to a friend)
나중에 뵙겠습니다 > Na-Joong-eh-pwep-gess-sub-ni-da (more formal)
왼쪽에 > Wen-Jok-eh (The “Wen” is the left “Jok” is the side or direction and “eh” is a place marker so “at” the left side)
좌회전 > Chwa-hue-jeon
오른쪽에 > O-run-jok-eh
우회전 > Oo-hue-jeon
In front of
앞에 > Op-eh
전에 > Jeon-eh
옆에 > Yeop-eh
뒤에 > Dwui-eh
직진 가세요 > Jik-jin ga-se-yo
Stop here please
여기 세워주세요 > Yo-gi se-wah-ju-se-yo (“yo-gi” is here “Ju-se-yo” is requesting that something be done for you or given to you)