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Phrases to Know in Korean


(Note: This transcript has been edited for readability.)

"Top five phrases that maybe going to Korea you might think of learning: Say 'hello,' 'annyeonghaseyo.' You would say 'thank you,' 'kamsahamnida.' As we're engaging in the local community, you would want to know, 'How much is that?' 'Eolmayeyo' would be 'how much is it.' I have found often, if the communication is limited, they'll often show maybe on a calculator what it is. There are pleasantries that we could offer, and so while there may not be a[n] everyday I must know this, 'nalssiga johneyo'—it's a nice day."

A service member discusses making an effort to speak Korean.