Korean Phrases

How to Say ‘Hello’ in Korean

‘Hello’ is often the first word that people learn when studying a new language. Learning this simple phrase helps you make friends, greet acquaintances, and seem like an overall friendly person!

The Korean word for ‘hello’ changes based on who you are speaking to, so it’s important to get it right. It can be simple as long as you know a few tricks for how to learn it.

Get ready, this lesson is going to take you through some of the different ways to say ‘hello’ in Korean!


How to Say ‘I Love You’ in Korean

One of the first phrases that people want to learn when studying a foreign language is how to say ‘I love you’.

After all, it’s important to express our how we feel about those important people in our lives.

Keep reading to learn how to say ‘I love you’ in Korean!

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Standard ‘I Love You’ in Korean

1. 사랑해요 (Saranghaeyo)

This is the standard way of saying ‘I love you’ in Korean.

The dictionary form of the verb ‘to love’ is saranghada (사랑하다). As a ‘hada’ verb, it has a regular conjugation so should be easy to use in different situations.

In the present tense, it becomes 사랑해요. You might notice that the words ‘I’ and ‘you’ have been dropped. You can say these if you want to, making the phrase:

How to Say ‘Thank You’ in Korean

Being able to say ‘thank you’ is one of the most important things to learn when starting a new language. When people first start to learn Korean, they are often surprised that there are more ways to say ‘thank you’ than there are in English.

Today, we will learn how to say ‘thank you’ in Korean.

Once you understand the subtleties in the various situations, listen for ‘thank you’s in your daily conversations. It’ll all start to come together.
Let’s get to it!

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Quick Korean Phrases for the ESL Classroom

Teaching English in Korea is one of the most common jobs that expats get when they first arrive. And while your job will be to teach English in English, knowing some Korean certainly has its advantages.

First off, you’ll understand why your students say things like the word “zoo” as “joo” (hint: there is no ‘zee’ sound in Korean), or respond with “why?” instead of “what?” when you or a friend calls them.

Know when Koreans say zoo or joo

I think they said “zoo”

Second, and perhaps the most fun, is to be able to understand what they are saying to each other, even moreso when it’s about you.

Korean Girls Taste American Snacks Phrases

Lately the video “Korean Girls Taste American Snacks” has been going viral around the internet. It’s quite entertaining!

If you haven’t seen it yet, “Korean Girls Taste American Snacks” is a video done in a research setting where Korean girls try various snacks from the U.S. and make comments about them.

The girls and the interviewer are all speaking Korean, and the subtitles are in English.

This is a great opportunity to improve listening skills for studying Korean! Instead of following only standard textbook conversations, it’s better to mix in real life speech samples so you can understand how Koreans speak.

Korean Love Phrases For Dating & Romance

Korean Valentine’s Phrases You Will Love


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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Or 해피 발렌타인 데이 in Korean.

15 Super Easy Korean Phrases

Let’s keep things simple today!

Some people only want to know simple and easy Korean phrases. The challenge is, travel and tour books are often filled with outdated or overly formal expressions.

In some cases, they’re just plain weird!

We got you covered. Below are 15 super easy Korean phrases. These are the most common phrases that you will hear while visiting or living in Korea.

Along with each phrase, we’ll give you a short writeup of what the expression means.

They are all written in Hangul (Korean Alphabet), so if you don’t know how to read the characters yet, no problem. You will be reading Korean in an hour after you take a look at this Hangul guide.

Learn Korean in 2015 With These 5 Articles

2014 was a great year for Korean learners around the world, and also for the team at 90 Day Korean. Over the past 12 months, we’ve helped over 4000 people to get settled in Korea, read Hangeul, learn to speak to loved ones, make new friends, and understand more of their favorite music and dramas — and we couldn’t be more thrilled with the progress students are making! On top of that, we added a second Module to our Inner Circle Korean lessons and the third is nearly complete. Get ready for more Korean in 2015!

How to Order from Gmarket in 2015

What is Gmarket?

Gmarket is the leading shopping mall website in Korea. Almost anything you can think of—appliances, food, furniture, car accessories, cosmetics, and clothing—can be ordered through Gmarket. There are Korean, English, and Chinese versions of the site, and products can be shipped all around the world. Gmarket was acquired by eBay in 2009.

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