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Hi, everyone! I’m Jaehwi. Welcome back to Korean Top Words. In this lesson, we’ll be talking about top 10 most common tourist vocabulary. Let’s begin!
1. 표 (pyo) “ticket”
So it can mean any types of ticket like “movie ticket” 영화 표 (yeonghwa pyo), 공연표 (gong-yeon pyo) ticket, ticket for a performance.
In a sentence, we can say - 표를 샀어요. (Pyoreul sasseoyo.) “I bought a ticket.”
2. 관광객 (gwangwanggaek) “tourist”
So 관광 (gwangwang) means “a trip” and 객 (gaek) means literally “guest”, so it means guest for a trip.
관광객이 많아요. (Gwangwanggaegi manayo.) “There are many tourists.”
3. 일정 (iljeong) “itinerary”
I think sometimes, it’s necessary to make your schedule for a trip in advance like what time you do something, especially when you have a performance or like something that really has to be on time.
In a sentence, we can say - Uri iljeongeul jjaja. (Let's plan our itinerary.).
4. 가이드북 (gaideubuk) “guidebook”
When I’m on a trip, I use to buy a guidebook like Lonely Planet, that kind of printed paper books,but not anymore because these days like I can easily find information on websites like Google maps. But still, I can see some people who are using guidebook because it’s checked and is confirmed. It’s kind of an official data that you can trust.
In a sentence, we can say - 한국 여행 가이드북을 샀어요. (Hanguk yeohaeng gaideubugeul sasseoyo.) “I bought a Korean travel guidebook.”
5. 관광 버스 (gwangwang beoseu) “tour bus”
In most of the cities in South Korea, you don’t need to take a tour bus because you can easily go to some places in a subway by yourself, but in Jeju Island, there’s no train, there is no subway, connecting different parts of the cities in the island. So if you don’t drive a car, I think, you must try 관광 버스 (gwangwang beoseu) “tour bus”.
In a sentence, we can say - 관광 버스가 도착했어요. (Gwangwang beoseuga dochakaesseoyo.) “The tour bus arrived.”
6. 절 (jeol) “temple”
In Korea, there are a lot of temples and there are also many programs that you can find in a temple like Temple’s Day and you can also visit a temple and try vegetarian meals like their monks have.
In a sentence, we can say - 한국에는 오래된 절이 많아요. (Hangugeneun oraedoen jeori manayo.) which means “There are many old temples in Korea.”
7. 폭포 (pokpo) “waterfall”
I think the most popular waterfalls in Korea can be found in the island of Jejudo because it’s a volcanic island so it looks like a pie so when you go to the end of the island, you can see some waterfalls.
In a sentence, we can say - 제주도 천지연 폭포는 유명한 관광지입니다. (Jejudo cheonjiyeon pokponeun yumyeonghan gwangwangjiimnida.) which means “Cheonjiyeon Falls in Jeju Island is a famous tourist site.”
8. 관광 (gwangwang) “tour”
It can be the word that is not easy to pronounce because it has two double vowels next to each other so make sure to read it is as 관광 (gwangwang).
In a sentence, we can say - 3일 관광 코스를 예약했어요. (Samil gwangwang koseureul yeyakaesseoyo.) “I reserved a three-day tour.”
9. 궁 (gung) “palace”
Even in Seoul, the capital, you can find a lot of great palaces. One of the most popular one is 경복궁 (Gyeongbokgung), the biggest palace in Seoul.
In a sentence, we can say - 경복궁은 외국인 관광객들로 붐빕니다. (Gyeongbokgungeun oegugin gwangwanggaekdeullo bumbimnida.) which means “Gyeongbokgung Palace is crowded with foreign tourists.”
10. 가이드 (gaideu) “guide”
I think you can go around South Korea without a guide, but if you really have a short visit to Korea, I think it’s also a good idea to hire a guide.
In a sentence, we can say - 관광 가이드를 만났어요. (Gwangwang gaideureul mannasseoyo.) “I met the tour guide.”
Okay, that’s all top 10 most common tourist vocabulary. I hope you liked some of the words. Make sure to subscribe and we’ll see you in the next video. (Daeum sigane boepgetsseumnida.) 안녕히 계세요. (Annyeonghi gyeseyo.)