Korean | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

Può aiutarmi?
Asking for help
Parla inglese?
Asking if a person speaks English
Parla _[lingua]_?
Asking if a person speaks a certain language
Non parlo _[lingua]_.
Clarifying that you don't speak a certain language
Non capisco.
Explaining that you don't understand

General - Conversation

Standard greeting
Informal greeting
Buon giorno!
Greeting used in the morning
Buona sera!
Greeting used in the evening
Buona notte!
Greeting used when leaving in the evening/night or before going to bed
Come va?
Polite small talk enquiring about the other person's well-being
Bene, grazie.
Polite reply to 'How are you?'
Come ti chiami?
Asking the other person's name
Mi chiamo _____.
Telling someone your name
Da dove vieni?
Asking about someone's origin
Vengo da ____.
Answering about your origin
Quanti anni hai?
Asking about someone's age
Ho ____ anni.
Answering about your age
Positive reply
Negative reply
Per favore
Filler word to add polite touch
Ecco qui!
Used when giving something to someone
Thanking someone
Grazie mille.
Thanking someone very warmly
Politely replying to a 'thank you'
Mi dispiace.
Apologizing for something
Mi scusi.
Getting the attention of someone
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Nessun problema.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Making someone aware of a danger
Ho fame.
Used when feeling hungry
Ho sete.
Used when feeling thirsty
Sono stanco.
Used when feeling tired
Mi sento poco bene.
Used when feeling sick
Non lo so.
You don't know the answer to a question
E' stato un piacere conoscerti.
Polite good-bye phrase after first meeting
Saying farewell

General - Complaints

Vorrei fare un reclamo.
Polite way of starting your complaint
Chi è il responsabile qui?
Finding out who is responsible
E' davvero inammissibile!
Strongly expressing your dissatisfaction
Rivoglio indietro i miei soldi!
Asking for a refund
Stiamo aspettando da più di un'ora.
Complaining about long waiting times

General - Swearing

Questo cibo è una merda!
Rude way of showing displeasure with your food
Questa bibita sa di piscia!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a drink
Questo posto è un cesso!
Rude way of showing displeasure with an establishment
Questa macchina è un rottame!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a car
Il servizio fa cagare!
Rude way of showing displeasure with the service
Ci hanno pelato per bene!
Rudely complaining about a high price
Rude way of showing disbelief in something someone said
Sei un cretino!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her intelligence
Non sai un cazzo!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her knowledge
Levati dalle palle!
Rudely telling a person to leave immediately
Vediamocela fuori!
Asking a person to fight outside of an establishment