Basic Conversational Phrases

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Being able to read and write the Korean alphabet is nice, but if you ever find yourself in Korea you'll have to talk to people. The next few pages will give you the phrases that are needed for greetings and introductions.
Memorize these phrases! Go over them again and again until you can respond correctly in your sleep. You'll be glad you did.

If you're like most people, you might be nervous the first time you talk to someone in a foreign language. This is perfectly natural. You're on the high-diving board looking down at all that water. You may be nervous. You may be self-conscious. You may be afraid of making a mistake. I'm not going to make it worse by telling you "don't worry." Instead, remember this: the person you talk to will be just as understanding and forgiving as you would be if he were talking to you in English for the first time.

A big Thank you! to Heather Lim, who has provided the voice for the sound files.

Now, let's dive into it.

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