Korean Shopping Phrases

Except for duty-free shops or shops in Itaewon, you may run into communication problems. If you know a few Korean shopping expressions, you’ll find your shopping experience more enjoyable and you may even be able to bargain for lower prices.


Major Shopping Phrases
Korean Pronunciation Meaning
얼마예요? Eol-ma ye-yo How much is it?
비싸요. Bi-ssa-yo It is expensive.
좀 깎아주세요. Jom ggak-a-ju-se-yo Give me a discount, please.
좀 입어봐도(신어봐도) 될까요? Jom ibeo-bado doel-ka-yo? Can I try it on?

Major Shopping Words
Korean Pronunciation Meaning Korean Pronunciation Meaning
Ot
Clothes
티셔츠
T-sheo-cheu
T-Shirt
바지
Ba-ji
Pants
신발
Shin-bal
Shoes
치마
Chi-ma
Skirt
영수증
Yeong-su-jeung
Receipt

Major usefull Phrases

Meaning Korean Pronunciation
Hello. 안녕하십니까. Annyoung hashimnikka?
Hello. (informal) 안녕. Annyoung
Thank you. 감사합니다. Kamsa hamnida
Please.?
부탁합니다. But'ak hamnida
Excuse me. (getting attention)? 실례합니다. Shille hamnida
I'm sorry.?
죄송합니다. Juay song hamnida
You're welcome.?
천만에요. Cheon maneyo
Yes.?
예/네. Ye / Ne
No.? 아니오. Anio
Goodbye. (when you send off)
Goodbye.(when you leave)
안녕히 가십시오 /
안녕히 계십시오.
Annyeonghikashipsio /
Annyeonghikyeshipsio
Goodbye (informal)? 안녕. Annyoung
Help!? 도와주십시오! Dowaju shipshio!
Where is the toilet? 화장실이 어디에 있습니까? Hwajangshilee eodi-eh it-seumnikka?