*the following phrases are formal
택시 불러 주실 수 있어요?
Tekshi boolluh jushil su issuhyo?
Can you call me a taxi, please?
Where are you going?
To answer, add EYO (이요) at the end of a place.
Seoul Station, please.
Be friendly and say hello while getting into the cab.
Fill in the blank with a place to tell the driver where you want to go.
Please take me to _______.
Please take me to Dongdaemun.
Please take me to Singil Station.
Please take me to Namdaemun Market.
Taxis in Korea have a GPS. So feel free to hand the address to the driver and say:
Please take me to this address.
If he’s too busy driving to plug the address into the GPS, give him a general direction for the time being. Name a well-known landmark, like a university or subway station.
경복궁 쪽으로 가주세요.
Gyeongbokgung jjokeuro gajuseyo.
Please go towards Gyeongbokgung Palace.
강남역 쪽으로 가주세요.
Gangnamyuk jjokeuro gajuseyo.
Please go towards Gangnam Station.
서울 대학교 쪽으로 가주세요.
Seoul dahakgyo jjokeuro gajuseyo.
Please go towards Seoul University.
Just fill in the blank. PRONOUNCE SLOW.
_______ 쪽으로 가주세요.
_______ jjokeuro gajuseyo.
Please go towards _______.
PRONOUNCE SLOW. When he encounters a red light, he’ll enter the address into the GPS. Or you can give directions as he drives.
Please go straight.
Please turn left.
Please turn right.
Please make a U-turn.
You can combine the previoius phrases with the following:
At this stoplight…
At the next stoplight…
Need to stop by somewhere or pick up a buddy on the way to your destination?
중간에 응암역 들러도 될까요?
Joongganae Eungamyuk deulluhdo dwaelggayo?
Can we stop by Eungam Station on the way?
중간에 신당동 들러도 될까요?
Joongganae Shindangdong deulluhdo dwaelggayo?
Can we stop by the Shindangdong on the way?
중간에 어디 들러도 될까요?
Joongganae uhdi deulluhdo dwaelggayo?
Can we stop by somewhere on the way?
중간에 _______ 들러도 될까요?
Joongganae _______ deulluhdo dwaelggayo?
Can we stop by _______ on the way?
좀 더 가세요.
Jom duh gaseyo.
Please go a little more.
여기서 내려 주세요.
Yuhgisuh naelyuh juseyo.
Please drop me off here.
저기서 내려 주세요.
Juhgisuh naelyuh juseyo.
Please drop me off there.
How much is the fare?
티머니 카드 받으세요?
Teemuhni kadeu bahdeuseyo?
Do you accept T-money card?
영수증 주실 수 있어요?
Yongsujeung jushil soo issuhyo?
Can I have a receipt?
You can say the following while handing over your card or cash.
Here you go.
If you want to tip, this is what you’d say.
And of course, it’s always polite to say thank you.
You can be extra sweet and say:
Enjoy the rest of your day.
See you next KWOW Wednesday for more travel episodes and on Mondays for phrase lessons. Anyong!