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Handy Korean phrases

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To help Australia get ready for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games we have prepared a list of handy Korean phrases you may hear either in the stands, on the television or see on social media!

Saying hello

  • Annyeonghaseyo – Hello
  • Annyeong – Hello
  • Hwangyong-hamnida – Welcome
  • Eotteohke jinaeseyo? – How are you?
  • Mannaseo bangapseumnida – Pleased to meet you (formal)
  • Mannaseo bangawoyo – Pleased to meet you (informal)
  • Annyeong hashimnikka – Good morning/afternoon/evening

Saying goodbye

  • Annyeong - Goodbye
  • Annyeong-hi jumusipsio – Goodnight (formal)
  • Jal jja – Goodnight (informal)

Other useful phrases

  • Moreugesseumnida – I don’t understand
  • Arasoyo – I understand
  • Hangukmal hasil jul aseyo? – Do you speak Korean (formal). Reply: ye, jogeumyo – yes, a little (formal)
  • Hangukmal hal jul ani? – Do you speak Korean (informal). Reply: eung, jogeum– yes, a little (informal)
  • Shillehagessumnida – Excuse me
  • Ige eolmayeyo? – How much is this?
  • Mian(hae) – Sorry
  • Butakamnida – Please
  • Komapsumnida – Thank you (formal)
  • Komawo – Thank you (informal)
  • Hwajangsiri eodiyeyo – Where is the toilet?
  • Paegopayo – I’m hungry
  • Geonbae – Cheers/good health (literal translation: dry glass)
  • Wihayeo – Toast used when drinking

General sport terms

  • Haeng un eul bil eo yo –Ggoodluck (formal)
  • Haeng un eul bin da – Good luck (informal)
  • Shihab-i eodieyo? – Where is the game?

Specific sports

  • Aiseu haki – Ice hockey
  • Pigyeo seukeiting - Figure skating
  • Syoteuteulaeg seupideu seukeiting – Short track speed skating
  • Seupideu seukeiting – Speed skating 
  • Keolling – Curling 
  • Bobseullei – Bobsleigh
  • Seukelleton – Skeleton
  • Luji - Luge
  • Seuki – Skiing
  • Alpain seuki - Alpine skiing
  • Hwalgang – Downhill
  • Syupeodaehoejeon – Super G
  • Seullalom - Slalom
  • Geodaeham seullalom – Giant slalom
  • Gosan sigmul – Alpine combined
  • Seuki jeompeu – Ski jumping
  • Peuli seutail seuki – Freestyle skiing
  • Mongdung-I – Moguls 
  • Gongjungseon – Aerials 
  • Seuki seullopeuseutail – Ski slopestyle
  • Keuloseu Keonteuli seuki – Cross country skiing
  • Seuki keuloseu – Ski cross 
  • Baiaeseullon - Biathlon
  • Noleudig boghad - Nordic combined
  • Seunou bodeu – Snowboard
  • Pyeonghaengdaehoejeon – Parallel giant slalom
  • Seunou bodeu seullopeuseutail – Snowboard slopestyle
  • Big-eeo – Big air
  • Hapeupaipeu – Halfpipe 
  • Seunou bodeu keuloseu – Snowboard cross

Annyeong!

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