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Korean Words I Know

Don’t Use This. No, really don’t.

On the sidebar I put up some links that are actually very useful for learning Korean on your own whether you’re just starting to pick up the alphabet or want to really put sentences together.

I think the list there is pretty good vocab for anyone just arriving and the phonics aren’t completely terrible.

Annyong – informal hello

Annyong haseyo – formal hello

annyon- heekayseyo – formal goodbye

chunmahn ayooh – you’re welcome

peoulmahl simh mulyo – something about the stars that means a formal you’re welcome

ahl get seumnida – I know, I see

tchai gahl – go well

Jooseyo – Please/give me

Doo wah jooseyo – Help me!

mool – The l in Korean almost sounds like an r so this is hard to spell out phoenetically, it means water

sootkahrak – spoon

chahtkarak – choptsticks

sahl – uncooked rice, the grain…kind of

pahb – cooked rice

maykchuk – beer

bakimtchi – White or new kimchi

Gwee yoh woh – cute

(집) Tcheep – House

naitcheep – My house

Noitcheep – Your house

(선생님) seon-syang-neem – teacher

kyo chung seon-syang neem – principal

kyo kam seon syang neem – vice principal

oh-dee-ay-yo – where is?

mwoh yay yoh – what is…?

joh-shee may yoh – Be careful!

gael may gee – birds

balaei yoh- hurry up (formal)

mol lah yoh- I dunno

choh ah yoh – It’s good, is it good?

Sheen do eh yoh – Don’t like it

Chup’tah – It’s cold, informal

Chu why yoh – It’s cold, formal

bahsheetah – delicious

hahjeemah – Stop it! Don’t!

il – Sunday

wahl – Monday

hwa – Tuesday

soo – Wednesday

geum – Thursday

tohn – Saturday

irum (eeroom) – name

irum mwoh yay oh? – what is the/its/your  name?

kahtchi – the navy and white bird (I use this word more than you’d think)

ohp sah yo – something like “don’t have”

chogum ahmnidah – I understand a little

taysumnida – that’s enough

17 Comments leave one →
  1. Katie permalink
    September 12, 2009 3:23 pm

    Cool and awesome blog. I LOVE it.

    • aukissed permalink*
      September 14, 2009 11:32 pm

      Thanks, I’m so glad you like it and follow it!

  2. Katie permalink
    September 16, 2009 7:54 pm

    Thanks for getting “I Don’t Care” stuck in my head!!! Now I can’t think of anything else!!!!!
    BTW Hope your feeling better

    • aukissed permalink*
      September 16, 2009 11:50 pm

      Hey, misery loves company.

      The funny thing is that my students don’t think I know about k-pop so whenever I sing along with them I hear “WHOOOOOOOA TEACHER!” from every student in the class.

      Thanks for the well wishings, I’m already on the mend.

  3. Katie permalink
    September 17, 2009 8:04 pm

    haha!! I’m an author now!!(at least I am at climax’s!)

  4. Cheree permalink
    September 20, 2009 11:54 pm

    How about , “THANK YOU?” How do you say that? I would like to use at the nail salon.

    • aukissed permalink*
      September 21, 2009 3:35 am

      kahmsah hamnida …I usually can get away with “kamsamnida” but I think it’s less formal

  5. Julie permalink
    September 21, 2009 11:23 pm

    Hey! I’m all caught up again! Sounds like you’re doing great. Miss you.


  6. Katie permalink
    October 10, 2009 11:18 pm

    congrats on the new computer upgrade!

    • aukissed permalink*
      October 13, 2009 7:03 am

      Thanks! I’m trying to enjoy it – I’ve had the chance to restart my music collection with my friends’ music. It’s not bad…I’ can definitely live without all my old programs.

      I do miss my design software, however. 😦

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