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Helpful Phrases in Korean

Phrase Pronunciation
Good morning Joh-oon achim imnida Je-Oh-oon Achim imnidA
Good afternoon Joh-oon O-hoo imnida Je-Oh-oon O-hoo imnidA
Good evening Joh-oon jeonyok imnida Je-Oh-oon JEonyok imnidA
Can I help you? Dowa drilkayo? DOAwAA drilkAAyO?
I don't speak Korean Nanun hankuck mareul mottamnida nAnun hAnkuk mArool mOAttAmnidA
I will get someone who speaks Korean Nanun hankukmal hanun saramul kookakesumnida nAnun hAnkukmAl hAnuns ArAmul koohAkesumnida
Someone will call you Nuka chochwa halgumnida nookA chOAhwa hAlgumnidA
Please chebal chebAl
Write down your telephone number Chonhwa bunhori Jog-u-seyo chOnhwa bunhOrl JOg-o-seyo
Please follow me Tara oseyo tArA Oseyo
Please wait a moment Jamkan kidariseyo jAmkAn kidAriseyo
I am sorry Mian hamnida miAn hAmnidA
Thank you very much Mau kamsa hamnida mAu kAmsA hAmnidA
It is free Kenkun kongcha imnida kenkun kAngchA imnidA
Fill out this form, please Yi-yangsikul jogo-zooseyo yi-yAngsikul jOgO-zooseyo
What is your name? Yirumi moo-et imnika? yirumi moo-at-imnikA
What is your address? Zoosdga moo-et imnika? zoosdgA moo-at imnikA?

Capitalized letters in pronunciation column denote syllables that need to be stressed.

Prepared by Brenda Dervin, March 1989, for CORE WORKSHOP ON IMPROVING REFERENCE SERVICE TO ASIANS.

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