Talk:Korean phrasebook

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Please use Revised Romanization for entering the phonetics. (WT-en) Jpatokal 22:04, 8 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Pretty pretty please? (WT-en) Jpatokal 06:51, 28 January 2007 (EST)

Pieces of eight[edit]

I see the ordinal "eight" is transcribed as yeuldeul. Does this not mean twelve; is eight not correctly transcribed "yatop"? 06:44, 4 March 2007 (EST)

Is not fixing it what you should not be abstaining from doing? (WT-en) Jpatokal 07:31, 4 March 2007 (EST)
Cute. Since I don't speak Korean I figured I'd defer to the status quo; surely the person who put it there thought they understood the language well enough to say. 10:56, 5 March 2007 (EST)
Eight in Korean is yeodeolb (pronouced yeodeol). Twelve is yeoldul. I'll get to editing it later, but I would appreciate it if someone would do it before me. 17:27, 6 September 2008 (EDT)


The romanization of Korean in this article is totally messed up. As a native Korean who lives in America, I will try to do my best to fix the numerous mistakes, but if you can help too, then it would be grateful. Thank you.


This article uses a very formal tone of speech. The very formal endings not only make Korean harder to learn, but don't really reflect how people speak. The Korean my friends have taught me is polite, but not formal (eg "cheoncheonhi malhae juseyo" instead of "cheoncheonhi malhae jusipsio", or "hwajangsil eodi-seoyo" instead of "hwajangsil eodi-aeisseumnikka").

I suggest revising the article to reflect ordinary speech wherever possible, though I would, of course, defer to those who are more knowledgeable. 05:26, 10 February 2009 (EST)

In general the "-seumnida" register is perfectly acceptable, and is actually preferable in many situations, especially in the "Authorities" section at the bottom. In the worst case scenario people will just think you're over-polite. (Also I don't see why it makes it "harder to learn" -- this is a list of phrases for rote learning so it makes no difference either way, and if you want to learn Korean at any level deeper than this you'd better believe you'll have to learn this register whether you like it or not.) -- 15:14, 18 May 2012 (EDT)

External links[edit]

Example on syllables[edit]

I disagree with the following: [For example, any English word ending in "t" will be pronounced as teu (트) in Korean, eg. Baeteumaen (배트맨) for "Batman".]

Counterexample: 인터넷 (internet) ; which is leading (I think) to some interesting phonetic liaison examples (eg: with subject particle 인터넷이 pronounced like inteoneshi, not like inteoneti).

However I'm neither English nor Korean native speaker. Can anyone with a better expertise confirm (or infirm) and rephrase (if necessary)?

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Not consistently transcribed?[edit]

There is a template in the guide stating that this is not consistently transcribed to the correct rules.

Reading through them myself and checking a few with the online tool I can't actually see any problems.

I don't really want to check every single phrase with the online tool, so could someone else also please have a look?

Thanks! Andrewssi2 (talk) 11:52, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

I didn't find any problems either at a quick look. I have quite a bunch of other articles to work on right now, so a thorough look inspection may have to wait for even a month. One thing I've already noticed earlier are that some sentences are in -mnida and others in -yo form. Also, my Korean is limited to less than 100 words and expressions (some of them learned from this very phrasebook), so I cannot help with the accuracy of the content in practice, which would be useful if we'd eventually would like to make a Featured Travel Topic of it sometime next year. ϒpsilon (talk) 15:08, 24 July 2014 (UTC)