Getting Around a Korean Post Office
Send parcels in your own language can be a pain in the backside, so trying to do this in another language only adds to the challenge.
Let’s try and make it a bit easier for next time you need to send something from South Korea.
We’ll teach you everything about the post office in Korean, from postage stamps, to office opening hours and postcards.
Like usual, at the very bottom of this article you’ll find a nice and quick vocabulary quiz to test the knowledge you learned here.
Post Office in Korean | Useful Vocabulary
Post Office in Korean | Vocab Summary
Post Office in Korean | Sentence Examples
Post Office in Korean | Vocab’ Quiz
Post Office in Korean | FAQ’s
First of all, post office in Korean is 우체국 [ucheguk]
📍 Korea Post (우정사업본부 ujeongsa-eobbonbu) is South Korea’s postal service provider.
Post Office in Korean | Useful Vocabulary
You will find plenty of post offices 우체국 [ucheguk] in South Korea.
Look for their big, bright red logo. You can send 우편물 [upyeonmul] mail both domestically and internationally, as the country also partners with major transporters such as DHL and Fedex.
Make sure to check out the opening hours 영업시간 [yeongeop sigan] of your nearest post office, as they might differ from place to place.
Although, Korea Post usually opens from 9am to 5pm in winter and until 6pm otherwise.
If you have a registered address in South Korea, the mailman 집배원 [jipbaewon] will regularly come and deliver any letters 편지 [pyeonji] you might receive 받다 [batda].
At the post office you’ll be able to send the following both domestically and internationally:
- Letter | 편지 pyeonji
- Registered letter | 등기우편 deunggi upyeon
- Postcard | 엽서 yeopsep
- Parcel | 소포 sopo
Here’s a bonus one, even though it’s not really used anymore:
Telegram is 전보 [jeonbo]
Just like in any other country, you will need to fill out a document with several details, to send out a letter or a parcel.
Fill in the name 이름 [ireum] and family name 성 [seong] of both the sender 보내는 사람 [bonaeneun saram] and receiver 받는 사람 [batneun saram].
Secondly, you will need the address 주소 [juso] and the ZIP/Post code 우편 번호 [upyeon beonho].
The price of the envelope 봉투 [bongtu] and postage stamp 우표 [upyo] will depend on three things:
- The rate of postage 우편요금 [upyeon yogeum]
- Either you choose standard 표준형 [pyojunhyeong] or economy 절약형 [jeolyak hyeong] shipping
- The weight of your item 무게 [muge]
- If you send it domestically or internationally
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Post Office in Korean | Summary
Let’s review all the words previously mentioned.
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|Mail (letters, etc.)||우편물||upyeonmul|
|Opening hours||영업시간||yeongeop sigan|
|Registered letter||등기우편||deunggi upyeon|
|ZIP code (Postcode)||우편 번호||upyeon beonho|
|Sender||보내는 사람||bo nae neun saram|
|Receiver, addressee||받는 사람||bat neun saram|
|Rate of postage||우편요금||upyeon yogeum|
|Economical (adj)||절약형||jeolyak hyeong|
|To weigh up||무게를 재다||mugereul jaeda|
Post Office in Korean | Useful Sentences
It’s always good to know a few sentences with the vocabulary we just learned above.
First of all, let’s say you are looking for the nearest post office but you cannot seem to find it somehow.
You might ask someone:
- 가장 가까운 우체국은 어디인가요?
- gajang gakkaun uchegug-eun eodiingayo?
- Where is the nearest post office?
After you gain that information, don’t forget to say thank you!
Now, depending on the post office there might be an English speaking employee.
We always suggest to our students to make the best out of these situations and practice their Korean skills, but sometimes you need to be as clear as possible and avoid any mistakes!
You do not want your parcel to end up in another country, do you?!
- 당신은 영어를하십니까?
- dangsin-eun yeong-eoleulhasibnikka?
- Do you speak English?
- 영어를 할 줄 아는 직원이 있습니까?
- yeong-eoleul hal jul aneun jig-won-i issseubnikka?
- Do you have an English-speaking employee?
Let’s check out a few more questions that could be useful:
|What is the current postage rate?||현재 우편 요금은 얼마입니까?||hyeonjae upyeon yogeum-eun eolmaibnikka?|
|What are the post office opening hours?||우체국 영업시간은 어떻게 되나요?||ucheguk yeong-eobsigan-eun eotteohge doenayo?|
|How much is it to send a parcel to the US?||미국으로 소포를 보내려면 얼마입니까?||migug-eulo sopoleul bonaelyeomyeon eolmaibnikka?|
|When will my postcard arrive?||내 엽서는 언제 도착하나요?||nae yeobseoneun eonje dochaghanayo?|
Time to put you to the test!
Getting around the post office in Korean requires some specific words, and you need to be sure to learn them correctly for the next time you wish to send something.
We’ve got a quick fire quiz for you, let us know your results in the comments!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do you say Post Office in Korean?
Post office in Korean is 우체국 [ucheguk].
How do you say Letter in Korean?
Letter in Korean is 편지 [pyeonji].
How do you say Postcard in Korean?
Postcard in Korean is 엽서 [yeobseo].
What is South Korea’s postal service?
Korea Post (우정사업본부 ujeongsa-eobbonbu) is South Korea’s postal service provider.
It is in charge of postal service, postal banking, and insurance services.
You can check out the English version of their website here.
What is Korea Post’s website?
This is the English version of the Korea Post website.
Can I send parcels from South Korea to my country?
Korea Post delivers both domestically and internationally, and partners with major transporters such as DHL and Fedex.
When writing the receiver’s address make sure to include the name of your country in Hangul as well, otherwise your parcel might not even leave!
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