Seoul Guide: Useful Korean Phrases

Changdeokgung
Changdeokgung

Since I’m practically a “Seoul citizen”, many have been asking me about where to go in Seoul, how to get there, what to see, what to eat, etc, I’m going to post some of the stuff that I’ve been sharing with friends and relatives here so I don’t need to keep repeating myself (and so I can easily refer back as well).

I get asked for help to get around Seoul a lot and then I struck on the idea to make some phrase cards for my relatives. I just decided to share some of them out now because they keep asking me for it and I can’t find it in my camera roll among the gazillion other photos I have. 😀

Feel free to download them and use it as you will. I’m putting this up for free so make sure that you aren’t paying for it from a re-upload (if any) elsewhere.

I’ll be updating this page whenever I make new phrase cards. Feel free to leave a comment to suggest some phrases that you’ll find useful.

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2 thoughts on “Seoul Guide: Useful Korean Phrases

  1. Here are some phrases I think:
    1. “How much is the price for this one?”
    2. “10.000 won, 1000 won. 1500 won.”
    3. and, maybe something like “go straight” or “go left” or “go right” haha because even when I ask, I might not understand their answers.

    thanks a lot!! really helpful!

    1. Cheers man. I’ve added a phrase card for “how much is this?”.

      As for the actual amount, don’t worry about how to say it, they’ll realise that you can’t speak Korean and they’ll press the number in to the calculator to show you. You can then take the calculator to enter another figure in to show them if you are trying to bargain a little. Haha.

      Directions are a little risker though, most will show you in hand signs if they actually dare to respond to you. 🙂 (Most of them will run away when they realise that you can’t speak Korean.) There’s always Google Maps when all else fails.

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