Here are some essential questions in Korean to know before you travel! Where is the tourist office? The market? After this free audio lesson you’ll know how to ask 'when' and 'where' in Korean, and some other useful vocabulary.
What time does it close? Is there a discount for children? With Rocket Korean you’ll be able to find out. Just listen to the pronunciation, and practice these common questions and Korean words aloud.
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As hard as you try, without helpful feedback your Korean pronunciation is never going to be the same as a native speaker’s. If you've found it difficult to perfect the way you say Korean words and phrases, this lesson will help you.
The Korean National Tourist Organization (KNTO) in Seoul offers a wealth of information including free brochures, and advice on travel. There are also tourist information centers in larger cities, such as Boosan and Jejoo.
One of the first questions you might want to ask when arriving in an unfamiliar city is...
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여행 안내소가 어디 있어요?
Yuhaeng annaeso ga eodi itsuyo?
Where's the tourist office?
Once you’ve found the tourist office, you can go in and ask for some tourist information about the area. The following phrases may come in handy…
I'd like a/an […]
영어 안내 책자
Young-uh annae chaekja
Guide in English
Here are some more useful questions for specific types of sightseeing…
[...] 관광 정보 있나요?
[…] Gwan-gwang jungbo itnayo?
Do you have information on […]sights?
Or, if you’re an adventurous traveler, remember this phrase:
너무 붐비지 않은 곳에 가고 싶어요.
Numoo boombiji aneun gose gago shipuyo.
I'd like to go somewhere off the beaten track.
In larger cities you will be able to get maps of the area with tourist information in English; however, some smaller cities may not have tourist information centers. You might have to rely on asking the locals. Here are some questions that will be useful to know...
... 어디 있어요?
Where is the…
It is always a good idea to know how to ask when a museum opens, how much admission costs, and if there’s a discount for students, so take some time to memorize the essential questions for travelers below...
What time does it open?
What time does it close?
What's the admission charge?
[...] 할인 있나요?
[…] harin itnayo?
Is there a discount for […]?
Congratulations, you have completed this lesson. Don’t forget to practice your new vocabulary as much as possible. I always find that writing words or phrases on post-it notes and putting them up around my house is a good way to memorize them. Put a series of words or phrases on the bathroom wall and practice them as you brush your teeth each day!
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Anyoung hee gaseyo!
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