Korean (한국어)

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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)
Yes예 (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 Nouns

Man남자 (namja)
Woman여자 (yeoja)
Boy소년 (sonyeon)
Girl여자 (yeoja)
Cat고양이 (goyang-i)
Dog개 (gae)
Fish물고기 (mulgogi)
Water물 (mul)
Milk우유 (uyu)
Egg계란 (gyelan)
House집 (jib)
Flower꽃 (kkoch)
Tree나무 (namu)
Shirt셔츠 (syeocheu)
Pants바지 (baji)

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)

Seasons in Korean

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

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)

Numbers in Korean

Zero제로 (jelo)
One한 (han)
Two두 (du)
Three세 (se)
Four네 (ne)
Five오 (o)
Six육 (yug)
Seven일곱 (ilgob)
Eight여덟 (yeodeolb)
Nine아홉 (ahob)
Ten십 (sib)
Eleven열한 (yeolhan)
Twelve열두 (yeoldu)
Twenty스물 (seumul)
Thirty서른 (seoleun)
Forty마흔 (maheun)
Fifty오십 (osib)
Sixty육십 (yugsib)
Seventy칠십 (chilsib)
Eighty여든 (yeodeun)
Ninety구십 (gusib)
Hundred백 (baeg)
Thousand천 (cheon)