20 Essential Korean Phrases For Beginners

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Target level

Low beginners

What can you achieve through this course?

  • Practice speaking while listening and repeating after Kyung-hwa
  • Learn 20 useful phrases with accurate pronunciation


Sample lesson



Cassie Casper
Kyung-hwa Sun
Jooyeon Park

Course language

Korean, English

What can you find inside the course?

  • 20 lessons
  • Lesson notes containing extra example sentences along with English translation, and explanations about grammar points and differences in usages from similar Korean expressions

Table of contents

  1. 안녕. / 안녕하세요. Hello.
  2. 안녕히 계세요. / 안녕히 가세요. Bye.
  3. 수고하세요. / 수고하셨습니다. Keep up the good work.
  4. 뭐 해? / 뭐 하세요? What are you doing?
  5. 배고파. / 배고파요. I'm hungry.
  6. 뭐 먹을까? / 뭐 먹을까요? What should we eat?
  7. 잘 먹겠습니다. Thank you for the meal.
  8. 잘 먹었습니다. Thank you for the meal.
  9. 여보세요? Hello. (on the phone)
  10. 진짜? / 진짜요? Really?
  11. 당연하지. / 당연하죠. Of course.
  12. 대박! Awesome! / Oh, my god!
  13. 미안해. / 죄송합니다. I'm sorry.
  14. 시간 있어? / 시간 괜찮으세요? Do you have time?
  15. 얼마예요? How much is it?
  16. 저기요! Hey! Excuse me!
  17. 이거 주세요. This one, please.
  18. 오늘 날씨 진짜 좋다. / 오늘 날씨 진짜 좋네요. The weather is really good, today.
  19. 좋아! / 좋아요! Good! Cool!
  20. 내일 봐. / 내일 봬요. I will see you tomorrow.