Now let’s learn some basic Korean conversation. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Korean.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Korean“.

Basic Korean words & phrases: conversations

How to Introduce Yourself in Korean

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Basic conversation



A ni yo
please / you’re welcome
별 말씀을요.
Byul mal ssum eul yo
you’re very welcome
천만의 말씀을요.
Chun man eh mal ssum eul yo.
thank you
Go ma wo yo
thank you very much
Gam sa hap ni da
Go ma wo
Excuse me!
Shil rye hap ni da!


I understand.
Ee hae hae yo
I don’t understand.
이해할 수 없어요
Ee hae hal soo eop seo yo.
Hello? (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?
Yeo bo sae yo
What does that mean?
그건 무슨뜻이죠?
Geu gun mooseun ddeut yi jo?
I don’t know.
Mo reu get seo yo.
I don’t speak Polish.
폴란드어 할 줄 몰라요.
Poland eo hal jool mol ra yo.
I speak a little Polish.
폴란드어 조금 할 수 있어요
Poland uh jo guem hal soo its uh yo
Do you speak English? (informal)
영어 할 줄 알아?
Young uh hal jul al a?
Do you speak English? (formal)
영어 할 줄 아세요?
Young uh hal jul a sae yo?
Yes, I do speak English.
네, 영어할줄알아요.
Neh, young eo hal jul al a yo.
No, I don’t speak English.
아니오, 영어 할 줄 몰라요.
A ni yo, young eo hal jul mol la yo

Making acquaintances

Please talk more slowly!
조금만 천천히 이야기해주시겠어요?
Joguem man chunchun hee yi ya gi hae joo shi get seo yo?
Nice to meet you!
만나서 반가워요!
Man na seo ban ga wo yo
How are you?
Jal ji naet seo yo
Good, thank you!
Joh a yo
I’m well, thanks!
전 건강해요.
Jeon gun gang hae yo.
Not bad, thanks!
나쁘진 않네요!
Na bbu jin anneyo!
very bad
아주 나쁜
A ju na bbun
What’s your name?
이름이 뭔가요?
Yi ruem yi mwun ga yo?
My name is [...].
제이름은 […]입니다.
Jae eerum eun […] ip ni da
What’s your first name?
이름이 뭔가요?
Yi ruem yi mwun ga yo?
My first name is [...]
제이름은 […]입니다.
Jae eerum eun […] ip ni da
How old are you?
Myeot sal i ye yo?
I’m [...] years old.
저는 […]살 이에요.
Jeo neun […] sal ee eh yo
What are your hobbies?
취미가 뭐에요?
Chwi mi ga mwuh eh yo?
What do you like doing?
뭐하는거 좋아해요?
Mwuh ha neun guh jo ah hae yo?
What are you doing (at the moment)?
Mwuh hae yo?
Where do you live?
어디 살아요?
Uh di sal a yo?
I live in [...].
저는 […]에 살아요
Jeo neun […]eh sal a yo.
I’m from England
저는 영국에서 왔어요.
Jeo neun young gook eh seo wat seo yo.
I’m English
저는 영국사람이에요.
Jeo neun young gook sa ram ee eh yo.

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