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Hi, everyone! I’m Jaehwi. Welcome back to Korean Top Words. If you want to enjoy the game while you’re so enjoying the city itself too, I think you have to stay in PyeongChang. In this lesson, we will show you top 5 words to enjoy your stay in PyeongChang. Let’s begin!
1. 체크인 (chekeuin) “check-in”
So after you arrived in PyeongChang City, 평창 시티 (PyeongChang siti), in your hotel, first thing you want to do is check-in. In Korean, it’s kind of the same pronunciation, 체크인 (chekeuin). That’s the word for check-in.
So probably when you see the bellboys or someone helping you to take on luggages from the taxi, you can say - 체크인 하고 싶은데요. (chekeuin hago sipeundeyo.) “I'd like to check in.”, then the bellboy or the staff of the hotel will help you to go to the check-in desk. If you’re going to do check-out, in Korean, you can say 체크아웃 (chekeuaut) “check-out” and you can say - 체크아웃 하고 싶은데요 (chekeuutago sipeundeyo) “I’d like to check out.” So PyeongChang is not a city for tourists. Usually, they have a lot of ski resorts so our people usually stay in ski resorts, not the hotels outside. So there’s not that many like branded hotels, but you can also find some local hotels there too. I heard that the price is also very high during the olympics season so you can also think about staying in the other city close to PyeongChang so that you don’t have to spend too much time for your stay.
2. 조식 (josik) “breakfast”
So the word 조식 (josik) has two Chinese characters; 조 (jo) means “morning” and 식 (sik) means something to eat or eating. So it means meal in the morning. So usually when you have a breakfast at a Korean hotel, you can for sure find kimchi and white rice. You can also find some soups too. In some nice hotels, we can also enjoy the different types of kimchi too. So if you’re a fan of Korean food, but if you’re not sure like if you want to have everything in Korean, you can try some Korean food during the breakfast and see which one you like. Since there are not many restaurants open in the morning near your hotel especially in PyeongChang City, it’s better to include breakfast in your stay.
So if you want to make sure the breakfast is included in your stay, you can ask - 조식도 포함되나요? (josikdo pohamdoenayo?) “Is breakfast included?”.
Here we have the word 포함되나 (pohamdoena) which means “to include”, so using that, you can ask if the breakfast is a part of the stay or if you have to pay something.
3. 도움 (doum) “help”
I believe many of you should be new to PyeongChang so if you need any help, you can use this word 도움 (doum) and say - 도움을 받고 싶은데요. (doumeul batgo sipeundeyo.) “I’d like some help.”, or if you are in an emergency and if you need some help urgently, you can say - 도와주세요 (dowajuseyo) which literally means “Please help!”, or it means something like help. But it sounds a little strong like if you say 도와주세요 (dowajuseyo), it sounds like you are really in an emergency so you have to do something right away. If you’re really in an emergency and if you’re alone, you can call 119 if it is about fire or some medical emergencies or 112 if you’re going to call a police. So remember; 119 for fire or medical emergencies, 112 to call a police. So if you’re just looking for a restaurant or a way to go to your stadium, you can say - 도움을 받고 싶은데요. (doumeul batgo sipeundeyo.) “I’d like some help.”, and for sure, if you stay at a hotel, you can ask the staff at the concierge or at a check-in desk and they will be willing to help you.
4. 추천 (chucheon) “recommendation”
So 추천 (chucheon) is very general word that you can use to mean any types of recommendation. So for example, if you are looking for a good restaurant, you can say - 맛있는 식당 추천 해주세요. (masinneun sikdang chucheon haejuseyo.) which means “Please recommend a delicious restaurant.” literally or it means something like please recommend a good restaurant. You can say 좋은 식당 (joeun sikdang) which means “good restaurant” literally too, but 맛있는 식당 (masinneun sikdang) is used more often so you can use the known 맛있는 식당 (masinneun sikdang) to refer to a good restaurant. Most of the hotel staff should be from “Gangwon Province”, 강원도 (gangwondo), or the PyeongChang City so I believe they know the best place to do shopping, best place to eat something so you can ask them to recommend anything by saying - 추천 해주세요 (chucheon haejuseyo) “Please recommend” something.
5. 저기요 (jeogiyo) “excuse me”
I believe this is the magic word like let’s say you are outside the hotel, but you’re not sure if the person over there speaks English or not. So in that case, we can just say - 저기요 (jeogiyo) to get attention of the person. That means “excuse me”, and then if you want to make sure if the person speaks English or not, you can say - 영어 하세요? (yeongeo haseyo?). It literally means “Do you do English?”, but it means something like “Do you speak English?”. I can guarantee you that many people in 30s or under speak English so they will be able to help you directly. Even if you meet someone older than 30 or 40, I believe they can read English language and understand the meaning. So if you’re having some communication issue in PyeongChang or in South Korea, you can just write down what you want to say and just show that to the person if the person doesn’t understand what you are trying to say.
Okay, we just learned top 5 words to enjoy your stay in PyeongChang. I hope you have a safe and nice stay in PyeongChang during the olympics. If you have any questions, leave us any comment, like this video, subscribe to this channel and visit our website, KoreanClass101.com. I’ll see you in the next video. 다음 시간에 뵙겠습니다. (Daeum sigane boepgetsseumnida.) 안녕히 계세요. (Annyeonghi gyeseyo.)

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What do you want to have for your breakfast if you are in PyeongChang?