Places in Korean | 100+ Useful Words for Beginners

Places in Korean (Beginner Level)

Welcome to our tutorial for learning all the places in Korean! You might want to bookmark this article.

You may well be planning to come to South Korea, perhaps to travel, visit some friends, or even embark on a language learning program.

We will help you get started and navigate the most common places you’ll visit.

This article is meant as a starting point for beginners in terms of places to know about in Korean.

You can then spend more time on places you are most interested in, or even ask a teacher for help.

Places in Korean | Common Places

Places in Korean | Bank

Places in Korean | Hospital

Places in Korean | School

Places in Korean | University

Places in Korean | Post office

Places in Korean | Home

BONUS | Test your knowledge

First things first:

Place in Korean is 장소 jangso

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Common Places in Korean

Let’s start with the basics, the most common places in Korean you should learn right now.

As a beginner student, learning lots of vocabulary at once can be quite difficult, especially if you haven’t mastered Hangul yet.

Take your time, bookmark this page and come back whenever you feel need it.

EnglishKoreanRomanisation
Bank은행 eunhaeng
Casino카지노ka jino
Cathedral대성당 dae seong dang
Church교회 gyohoe
City hall시청 sicheong
College대학daehak
Drugstore, pharmacy약국 yakguk
Embassy대사관 daesagwan
Gas station주유소juyuso
Hospital병원 byeongwon
Hotel호텔 hotel
Information office안내소annaeso
Library도서관 do seo gwan
Money exchange환전 hwan jeon
Mosque이슬람 사원 iseulam sawon
Movie theater영화관 yeong hwa gwan
Museum박물관 bak mul gwan
Nightclub나이트 클럽 na-i-teu keulrub
Opera오페라 opera
Optical store안경점an gyeong jeom
Parking lot주차장 juchajang
Restaurant식당 dikdang
School학교 hakgyo
Store가게 gage
Subway지하철 jihacheol
Synagogue유태성당yu tae seong dang
Temple절 jeol
Theater극장 geuk jang
Travel agency여행사 yeohaengsa
University대학교 daehakgyo
Zoo동물원dongmulwon

Bank in Korean | 은행 [eunhaeng]

Talking about banking in any foreign language can feel very overwhelming, especially if you need to go there for errands or to open a bank account.

Hopefully this list of new vocabulary will help alleviate the stress.

EnglishKoreanRomanisation
Bank clerk은행원eunhaeng-won
Banking account은행 계좌eunhaeng gyejwa
Account number계좌 번호gyejwa beonho
Checking account계좌 확인gyejwa hwak-in
Savings account예금 계좌yegeum gyejwa
To open an account계좌를 개설하다gyejwaleul gaeseolhada
To close the account계좌를 폐지하다gyejwaleul pyejihada
To deposit into the account계좌에 입금하다gyejwa-e ibgeumhada
To withdraw 철회하다 cheolhoehada
Wire transfer전신 송금jeonsin song-geum
Credit card신용 카드sin-yong kadeu
Code암호amho
Credit card number신용 카드 번호sin-yong kadeu beonho
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Checkbook수표supyo
To give a loan대출을 제공하다daechul-eul jegonghada
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Hospital in Korean | 병원 [byeong-won]

Life is full of surprises, and sometimes… well they’re not good.

As much as we wish you a smooth and problem-free stay in South Korea, it is always convenient to know some health vocabulary when travelling to a foreign country.

Bandages, first aid kid, in need of a doctor? Make sure to save this list of useful words, just in case.

EnglishKoreanEnglish
First Aid응급 처치eung-geub cheochi
Bandage붕대bungdae
Scissors가위gawi
Gauze거즈geojeu
Ointment연고yeongo
Stethoscope청진기cheongjingi
Medical prescription의료 처방uilyo cheobang
Doctor의사uisa
Nurse간호사ganhosa
Patient 환자hwanja
Surgeon외과 의사oegwa uisa
Blood test혈액 검사hyeol-aeg geomsa
Virus바이러스baileoseu
To be in hospital 입원하다 ib-wonhada
Sickroom병실byeongsil
To leave hospital퇴원하다toewonhada

School in Korean | 학교 [hakgyo]

You will study these words in the first week of your Korean language program at LTL, but if you’d like to get a head start, this is a good place to begin.

You’ll be ready to state what you have in your pencil case and find your way around school, all in Korean.

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EnglishKoreanRomanisation
Teacher선생님Seonsaengnim
Student학생Haksaeng
Classroom교실Gyosil
Lesson수업Su-eop
Recess쉬는 시간Swineun sigan
Grade등급Deung-geup
Cheat sheet컨닝페이퍼Keonningpe-i-peo
Homework숙제Sukje
Dictionary사전Sajeon
Pencil연필Yeonpil
Bullet point pen볼펜Bol-pen
Fountain pen만년필Mannyeonpil
Colouring pen색연필saekyeonpil
Eraser지우개Ji-u-gae
Folder폴더Poldeo
GluePull
Scissors가위Gawi

University in Korean | 대학교 [daehakgyo]

Lots of students travel to Korea as part of a student exchange program, or language learning program, or even to audition for a drama!

Here’s the vocabulary you’ll want to learn to make it a bit easier the first at your new university.

EnglishKoreanRomanisation
Student학생 Haksaeng
Lecturer교수 Gyosu
Lecture hall강의실Gang-ui-sil
Graduate졸업Jol-eop
Diploma졸업장Jol-eopjang
Dissertation논문Nonmun
Laboratory실혐실Silhyeomsil
Lecture강의Gang-ui
Course mate동기Donggi
Scholarship장학금Janghakgeum
Academic degree학위Hakwi
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Post Office in Korean | 우체국 [ucheguk]

How can you send those postcards to your family and friends back home if you don’t know how to navigate the post office in Korean?!

Here’s the most important words to know to make the experience a bit easier:

EnglishKoreanEnglish
Postman집배원Jipbaewon
Letter편지Pyeon ji
Postcard엽서Yeopseo
Parcel소포Sopo
Money transfer송금Song-geum
To receive 받다 Batda
To send 보내다Bonaeda
Address주소Juso
ZIP code / Postcode우편 번호U pyeon beon ho
Sender보내는 사람Bo nae neun saram
Receiver받는 사람Bat neun saram
Envelope봉투Bongtu
Postage stamp우표U-pyo

Home in Korean | 집 [jip]

Home is where the heart is!

Here are some of the different rooms when talking about your house in Korean:

EnglishKoreanRomanisation
Basement지하실Jihasil
Bathroom욕실Yoksil
Toilet화장실Hwa jang sil
Dining Room식당Sikdang
Bedroom침실Chimsil
Kitchen부엌Bu-eok
Office사무실Samusil
Downstairs아래층A lae cheung
Upstairs윗층Witcheung
Garage주차장Juchajang
Study서재Seojae

There you have it. A quick vocabulary lesson to get you started on learning new words for the most common places in Korean.

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PLACES IN KOREAN – FAQ’S

How do you say Hospital in Korean?

Hospital in Korean is 병원 byeongwon.

How do you say Bank in Korean?

Bank in Korean is 은행 eunhaeng.

How do you say School in Korean?

School in Korean is 학교 hakgyo. 

How do you say Embassy in Korean?

Embassy in Korean is 대사관 daesagwan.

How do you say Gas Station in Korean?

Gas station in Korean is 주유소 juyuso.

How do you say Nightclub in Korean?

Nightclub in Korean is 나이트 클럽 na-i-teu keulrub.

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