The goal of this lesson is to help you understand how to send a postcard, how and where to write the recipient’s name, address and even a few cultural insights. If you’re a K-Pop fan, you will be able to send a fan letter to your K-Pop bias so keep reading!
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What better way to get started than with learning basic vocabulary! Here are some Korean words you will need to know:
Any foreigner living in South Korea knows how intense it can be to fill out a postcard or just write your Korean address properly. When it comes to sending a postcard, the struggle can be real, so trust us, you want to be ready for that!
The goal of this lesson is to help you understand how to send a postcard, how and where to write the recipient’s name, address and even a few cultural insights.
When writing a Korean address, you need to start with your name and address in the top-left corner of the postcard. When writing the address in Korean, instead of writing the street name, city, and state, you start with the province or state, city or ward, and then the street name.
Afterward, write the name and address of the recipient on the bottom-right corner of the postcard. You will also notice five squares printed on the top-left and bottom-right corners of the postcard. These are for the postal code. So write the five-digit postal code in the five squares.
Now you know how to write an address the Korean way! But if you absolutely want to stick to the western style, it will still be delivered. Here is the same example as above, but in English:
5 hakdongro 30-gil, Gangnamgu
If you are an absolute beginner but you want to get started writing a postcard in Korean, you can learn how in the Hana Hana Hangul lessons and learn the Korean alphabet.
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Once you hand over the postcard or any other mail, they will weigh the letter and then tell you the price, the flat rate of one post card being 300 Korean won (around 30 cents) for surface mail and 400 Korean won (around 40 cents) for airmail all over the world. After paying, you’ll get the stamps and the choice for the post office to take the letter then or for you to post it later. It’s not complicated, except for the communication aspect. So for you Korean learners, here are 5 survival phrases to successfully post your card:
Now you are ready to send a Korean postcard or a letter. Not only you can send postcards, but also business letters or packages, as they follows the same process. Just check your shipping options. You can choose the EMS package tracking (Express) or a cheaper and longer option…You will find all the information you need on the English page of the Korea Post official website.
Understanding Korean culture and customs will definitely help you on your way to reaching fluency!