How-To-Say-Travel-In-Korean

Today we will go over how to say ‘travel’ in Korean. Read on for explanations, associations and usage examples. Or just get the 80/20 below!


How to Say ‘Travel’ in Korean – 80/20*

Vocabulary:

     Travel (n.) – 여행 (yeohaeng)

     To Travel (v.) – 여행하다 (yeohaenghada)

How to remember (association):

     When I travel, I tell my friends “Yo, let’s hang. (여행/yeohaeng)

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‘Travel’ in Korean

The word for how to say ‘travel’ in Korean, as a noun, is 여행 (yeohaeng). It is typically used in its verb form, either as 여행하다 (yeohaenghada), which translates simply to ‘to travel’, or as 여행가다 (yeohaenggada), which has a meaning more closer to ‘to go on a trip’. You may also replace 하다 and 가다 with 다니다 (danida) and 돌아다니다 (doradanida).

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To remember how to say travel in Korean we’ll create an English association for it. This can be any word, phrase, or image that helps you recall the Korean word and its meaning.

So how can we remember 여행? It sounds like the English words Yo, hang.

 


Association:

When I travel, I tell my friends “Yo, let’s hang. (여행/yeohaeng)


여행 경비 (yeohaeng gyeongbi) – travel expenses

멀미 (meolmi) – travel sickness

해외여행 (haeoeyeohaeng) – trip abroad

배낭여행을 가다 (baenangyeohaengeul gada) – go backpacking

A word of caution about Romanization

While it is possible for you to study the words in this article simply by reading their romanized versions, it will come in handy for you to be able to read Hangeul if you ever wish to come to Korea. Hangeul is the Korean alphabet, and not difficult to learn. In fact, you can learn it in just 90 minutes.

After you’ve familiarized yourself with Hangeul, life in Korea will suddenly seem so much easier and the country won’t appear so foreign for you. So, if you’re serious about learning Korean, why not learn Hangeul today?

Sample Sentences

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Formal:

1. 일본에 벚꽃을 보러 가려면 여행하 위해 필요한 표와 호텔방 일찍 예약하세요. → If you want to go see the cherry blossoms in Japan, you should book early everything you need for your trip.

    (ilbone beotkkocheul boreo garyeomyeon yeohaenghagi wihae pillyohan pyowa hotelbang iljjik yeyakaseyo.)


Standard:

1. 제 꿈은 세계여행하는 것이에요. → My dream is to travel around the world.

    (je kkumeun segyeyeohaenghaneun geosieyo.)

2. 내일 여행다닐거라서 오늘 일찍 잠 잡시다. → Since we’re traveling tomorrow, let’s sleep early today.

    (naeil yeohaengdanilgeoraseo oneul iljjik jam japsida.)

3. 나는 국내 여행때마다 버스만 타요. → I only travel by bus whenever I travel inside the country.

    (naneun gungnae yeohaenggalttaemada beoseuman tayo.)

4. 우리는 그 결혼식 위해 파리까지 여행갔어요. → We travelled all the way to Paris for that wedding.

    (urineun geu gyeolhonsik wihae parikkaji yeohaenggasseoyo.)

5. 여행을 잘 다녀와요! → Have a nice trip!

    (yeohaengeul jal danyeowayo!)


Informal:

1. 비행기에서 일등석을 타고 여행을 다녀본적 있어? → Do you have experience on traveling in the first class of an airplane?

    (bihaenggieseo ildeungseogeul tago yeohaengeul danyeobonjeok isseo?)

 

2. 대학교를 졸업하자마자 취식하기전에 1년동안 여행했어. → As soon as I graduated university, I travelled for one year before finding a job.

    (daehakgyoreul joreopajamaja chwisikagijeone 1nyeondongan yeohaenghaesseo.)

 

3. 다음에 언제 여행 떠나? → When do you next go travel?

    (daeume eonje yeohaeng tteona?)

 

4. 여행 일정을 어떻게 짰어? → How did you plan your trip?

    (yeohaeng iljeongeul eotteoke jjasseo?)

 

5. 난 지난주에 여행에서 돌아왔어. → I came back from my trip last week.

    (nan jinanjue yeohaengeseo dorawasseo.)

 

6. 여행을 잘 다녀왔어? → How was your trip?

    (yeohaengeul jal danyeowasseo?)

 

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