Essential Korean Words: Your Comprehensive Guide to Learning Korean

Embarking on the journey to learn Korean can be both exciting and challenging. To help you get started, here is a comprehensive guide with essential words and phrases across various categories that will form the foundation of your Korean vocabulary.

Basic Greetings

Hello

Korean: 안녕하세요 (annyeonghaseyo)

How are you?

Korean: 잘 지내세요? (jal jinaeseyo?)

Thank you

Korean: 감사합니다 (gamsahamnida)

Goodbye

Korean: 안녕히 가세요 (annyeonghi gaseyo) / 안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghi gyeseyo)

Please

Korean: 제발 (jebal)

Yes

Korean: 네 (ne)

No

Korean: 아니요 (aniyo)

Colors

Red

Korean: 빨간색 (ppalgansaek)

Blue

Korean: 파란색 (paransaek)

Green

Korean: 초록색 (choroksaek)

Yellow

Korean: 노란색 (noransaek)

Black

Korean: 검정색 (geomjeongsaek)

White

Korean: 흰색 (huinsaek)

Numbers

One

Korean: 하나 (hana)

Two

Korean: 둘 (dul)

Three

Korean: 셋 (set)

Four

Korean: 넷 (net)

Five

Korean: 다섯 (daseot)

Six

Korean: 여섯 (yeoseot)

Seven

Korean: 일곱 (ilgop)

Eight

Korean: 여덟 (yeodeol)

Nine

Korean: 아홉 (ahop)

Ten

Korean: 열 (yeol)

Days of the Week

Monday

Korean: 월요일 (woryoil)

Tuesday

Korean: 화요일 (hwayoil)

Wednesday

Korean: 수요일 (suyoil)

Thursday

Korean: 목요일 (mogyoil)

Friday

Korean: 금요일 (geumyoil)

Saturday

Korean: 토요일 (toyoil)

Sunday

Korean: 일요일 (iryoil)

Common Phrases

What is your name?

Korean: 이름이 뭐예요? (ireumi mwoyeyo?)

My name is…

Korean: 제 이름은…입니다 (je ireumeun…imnida)

Where is the bathroom?

Korean: 화장실이 어디에요? (hwajangsiri eodiyeyo?)

How much does this cost?

Korean: 이거 얼마예요? (igeo eolmayeyo?)

I don’t understand

Korean: 이해하지 못했어요 (ihaehaji mothaesseoyo)

Can you help me?

Korean: 도와줄 수 있어요? (dowajul su isseoyo?)

Excuse me / I’m sorry

Korean: 실례합니다 / 죄송합니다 (sillyehamnida / joesonghamnida)

Good morning

Korean: 좋은 아침입니다 (joeun achimimnida)

Good night

Korean: 안녕히 주무세요 (annyeonghi jumuseyo)

See you later

Korean: 나중에 봐요 (najunge bwayo)

I am lost

Korean: 길을 잃었어요 (gireul ilheosseoyo)

I need help

Korean: 도움이 필요해요 (doumi piryohaeyo)

Do you speak English?

Korean: 영어 하세요? (yeongeo haseyo?)

I am a tourist

Korean: 저는 관광객입니다 (jeoneun gwangwanggaegimnida)

Can I take a picture?

Korean: 사진 찍어도 돼요? (sajin jjigeodo dwaeyo?)

What time is it?

Korean: 지금 몇 시예요? (jigeum myeot siyeyo?)

Start Learning Today

These basic words and phrases are just the beginning of your Korean learning journey. To further enhance your language skills, consider using language learning apps like Glosa. They offer interactive exercises, progress tracking, and personalized learning paths to make your study sessions effective and enjoyable.

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