Korean (한국어)

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Why learn Korean?

International travel is made easier and more pleasant when you know Korean. Your marketable skills in the global economy are improved when you master Korean. Creativity is increased with the study of Korean. The study of Korean teaches and encourages respect for other people.

How Long Does it Take to Learn Korean?

Korean is rated as a category 4 language by the Foreign Service Institute. It is considered exceptionally difficult for English speakers to learn and takes an average of 88 weeks (or 2200 class hours) to gain professional working proficiency.

Korean Alphabet & Pronunciation


[t]

[ss]

[j]

[jj]/[t]

[ch]

[g]

[gg]/[k]

[k]

[d]

[dd]/[t]

[p]

[b]/[p]

[dd]/[pp]

[t]

[m]

[n]

[r]/[l]

[h]

[silent]/[ng]

[i]

[a]

[eo]

[o]

[u]

[ae]

[ya]

[yeo]

[yo]

[yu]

[yae]

[e]

[ye]

[u]

[ui]

[ui]

[oi]

[wa]

[we]

[wae]

[weo]

Basic Phrases in Korean

Hello여보세요 (yeoboseyo)
Goodbye안녕 (annyeong)
Yes (ye)
No아니 (ani)
Excuse me실례합니다 (sillyehabnida)
Please부디 (budi)
Thank you감사합니다 (gamsahabnida)
You are welcome천만에요 (cheonman-eyo)
Do you speak english당신은 영어를합니까? (dangsin-eun yeong-eoleulhabnikka?)
Do you understand이해하니? (ihaehani?)
I understand이해 했어요 (ihae haess-eoyo)
I do not understand난 이해가 안 돼요 (nan ihaega an dwaeyo)
How are you어떻게 지내? (eotteohge jinae?)
Fine thanks좋아, 고마워! (joh-a, gomawo!)
What is your name당신의 이름은 무엇입니까? (dangsin-ui ileum-eun mueos-ibnikka?)
My name is내 이름은 (nae ileum-eun)
Pleased to meet you만나서 반갑습니다 (mannaseo bangabseubnida)

Korean Grammar

Korean Nouns

Man남자 (namja)
Woman여자 (yeoja)
Boy소년 (sonyeon)
Girl여자 (yeoja)
Cat고양이 (goyang-i)
Dog (gae)
Fish물고기 (mulgogi)
Water (mul)
Milk우유 (uyu)
Egg계란 (gyelan)
House (jib)
Flower (kkoch)
Tree나무 (namu)
Shirt셔츠 (syeocheu)
Pants바지 (baji)

Korean Adjectives

Colors in Korean

Black검은 (geom-eun)
White하얀 (hayan)
Red빨간 (ppalgan)
Orange주황색 (juhwangsaeg)
Yellow노랑 (nolang)
Green초록 (cholog)
Blue푸른 (puleun)
Purple보라색 (bolasaeg)
Pink분홍 (bunhong)
Gray회색 (hoesaeg)
Brown갈색 (galsaeg)

Numbers in Korean

Zero제로 (jelo)
One (han)
Two (du)
Three (se)
Four (ne)
Five (o)
Six (yug)
Seven일곱 (ilgob)
Eight여덟 (yeodeolb)
Nine아홉 (ahob)
Ten (sib)
Eleven열한 (yeolhan)
Twelve열두 (yeoldu)
Twenty스물 (seumul)
Thirty서른 (seoleun)
Forty마흔 (maheun)
Fifty오십 (osib)
Sixty육십 (yugsib)
Seventy칠십 (chilsib)
Eighty여든 (yeodeun)
Ninety구십 (gusib)
Hundred (baeg)
Thousand (cheon)

Korean Verbs

To be되려고 (doelyeogo)
To have가지고 (gajigo)
To want원하는 (wonhaneun)
To need필요하다 (pil-yohada)
To help돕기 위해 (dobgi wihae)
To go토고 (togo)
To come (ol)
To eat먹다 (meogda)
To drink마시다 (masida)
To speak말하다 (malhada)

Building Simple Sentences

More Complex Korean Sentences

And (gwa)
Or또는 (ttoneun)
But그러나 (geuleona)
Because때문에 (ttaemun-e)
With (wa)
Also또한 (ttohan)
However하나 (hana)
Neither둘 다 (dul da)
Nor...도 아니다 (...do anida)
If만약 (man-yag)
Then그때 (geuttae)

Useful Korean Vocabulary

Korean Questions

Who누구 (nugu)
What (mwo)
When언제 (eonje)
Where어디 (eodi)
Why (wae)
How어떻게 (eotteohge)
How many얼마나 (eolmana)
How much얼마예요 (eolmayeyo)

Days of the Week in Korean

Monday월요일 (wol-yoil)
Tuesday화요일 (hwayoil)
Wednesday수요일 (suyoil)
Thursday목요일 (mog-yoil)
Friday금요일 (geum-yoil)
Saturday토요일 (toyoil)
Sunday일요일 (il-yoil)
Yesterday어제 (eoje)
Today오늘 (oneul)
Tomorrow내일 (naeil)

Months in Korean

January일월 (il-wol)
February이월 (iwol)
March행진 (haengjin)
April사월 (sa wol)
May할 수있다 (hal su-issda)
June유월 (yuwol)
July칠월 (chil-wol)
August팔월 (pal-wol)
September구월 (guwol)
October십월 (sib-wol)
November십일월 (sib-il-wol)
December십이 월 (sib-i wol)

Seasons in Korean

Winter겨울 (gyeoul)
Spring (bom)
Summer여름 (yeoleum)
Autumn가을 (ga-eul)

Telling Time in Korean

What time is it지금 몇 시지? (jigeum myeoch siji?)
Hours시간 (sigan)
Minutes (bun)
Seconds (cho)
O clock (si)
Half절반 (jeolban)
Quarter past지난 분기 (jinan bungi)
Before전에 (jeon-e)
After (hu)