If you’re traveling by plane in Korea, it helps to know what to say at the airport in Korean. The Rocket Korean team is here to help! After this free audio lesson, you’ll know some useful Korean words and phrases that will make your journey more enjoyable.
If you want to tell your taxi driver where to drop you at the airport, how do you say “International departures” in Korean? Once you’re there, you might need some help. Which check-in desk do you go to? What time will you arrive at your destination? When should you be at the gate? Stick with Rocket Korean - we’ve got it covered.
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Did You Know? Incheon International Airport in Seoul is the principal port of entry for South Korea. Other international airports are in Pusan and Cheju. Korean Air and Asian Airlines serve the domestic flight network linking more than 14 cities in Korea. North Korea’s international airport, Sunan, is 30 km west of Pyongyang.
Rocket Record lets you perfect your Korean pronunciation. Just listen to the native speaker audio and then use the microphone icon to record yourself. Once you’re done, you’ll get a score out of 100 on your pronunciation and can listen to your own audio playback. (Use a headset mic for best results.) Problems? Click here!
이십 번 게이트
eeship bun geiteu
비행시간이 얼마나 돼요?
Beehaeng shigan ee ulmana dweyo?
How long is the flight?
Myut shi e tdunayo?
What time does the plane leave?
Myut shi e dochak haeyo?
What time will we arrive?
Now, here are the important questions that you will need when checking in at the counter. Listen to each word and its English translation and repeat the words aloud:
[...] 체크인 카운터는 어디에요?
[…] chekeu-in countuh neun udiyeyo?
Where is the check-in desk for […]?
[...] 이 있어요.
[...] ee itsuyo.
I have […]
탑승 수석할 가방 세개
tapseung soosok hal gabang se gae
3 cases to check in
son-gabang doo gae
2 pieces of hand luggage
Some people prefer window seats, some want to sit close to the aisle. I always ask for a window seat - that way I can get a first impression of a city from above. Whichever you prefer, here are the Korean words you need to know…
창가 좌석으로 주세요.
Chang-ga joasuk euro jooseyo.
I would like to have a window seat, please.
통로 좌석으로 주세요.
Tonglo joasuk euro jooseyo.
I would like to have an aisle seat, please
Listen for these announcements at the airport. You may hear...
[...] 번 게이트에서 탑승하세요.
[...] bun geiteu esuh tapseung haseyo.
Boarding will take place at gate number […].
[...]번 게이트로 즉시 가주세요.
[...] bun geiteu ro jeukshi ga jooseyo.
Go immediately to gate number […].
Congratulations, that’s another lesson ‘in the bag’!
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Anyoung hee gaseyo!
Sujung Lee: Rocket Korean
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