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Whether you are learning Korean in Korea, taking an online Korean class, or plan to enrol yourself in one of the many Korean language immersion schools, our Korean to English dictionary is always being updated with new Korean words which makes an excellent supplement for those trying to learn how to speak Korean.

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Learn Korean Food Vocabulary and Drink Words
If you are looking for a place to build on your basic Korean vocabulary - especially when it comes to learning Korean food vocabulary and drink words, this page should help you get a decent start. Look through the list below to see what new food and drink words you can learn in Korean today with our Korean to English food dictionary!

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View this list of Korean food words with translations from: Korean to English or English to Korean
(Words in bold added during the last update. Latest additions can also been seen on our LearnKoreanCLT twitter page.)

Food Words in Korean:

Eum-shik - Food

Bap - Rice (but also used to describe having a meal)
Dak - Chicken
Gogi - Meat
Kae-ran - Egg
Kam-ja - Potato
Pa - Green onion


Drink Words in Korean:

Eum-nyo soo - Drink

Cha - Tea
Hongcha - Black tea
Maek-chu - Beer
Mool - Water
Nokcha - Green tea
Podoju - Wine


Phrases Containing Food and Drink Words in Korean:

Menyurul poyo juseyo - Can I see a menu please
Mul chom chuseyo - Please bring me some water

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Some Useful Learning Materials

Korean at a Glance

This Korean phrasebook is a real gem. It's jam-packed full of useful expressions and phrases, which have been written both phonetically and in the original Korean text. The only gripe that I have with this book is that it is written strictly for formal Korean speech. From a business or vacation point of view, this would not be an issue, but if you plan to speak in a more informal setting, this book won't teach you the informal Korean used among friends. That said, the book also contains some handy maps of Seoul and its subway system, as well as a lot of interesting cultural information.

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Korean, Basic: Learn to Speak and Understand Korean with Pimsleur Language Programs

In true Pimsleur fashion, the key to this product is repetition. It is excellent for learning basic phrases and the audio CDs work hard to teach Korean pronunciation. Each phrase is broken down into syllables which you are then encouraged to repeat as the lesson progresses. Sentence structure is also explained in good detail and the phrases are spoken by both a male and a female speaker. Though this won't teach you to speak anything beyond basic Korean, the pronunciation practice it offers for beginners makes it worth the price.

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Read & Speak Korean for Beginners (Book w/Audio CD): The Easiest Way to Communicate Right Away!

This book is a lot of fun for complete beginners who are still learning the basics. It's filled with games and puzzles which, though juvenile, can still keep you interested while you learn. Unfortunately, pronunciation and grammar are rather light in this book, so that aspect of the learning is missing. Even the audio CD isn't the greatest help when it comes to pronunciation because, though the speakers are clearly native Korean speakers, everything they say is very, very slow, so it doesn't sound natural. To be completely fair, however, they do speed up a bit later on in the CD.

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Requested Korean Food and Drink Word Translations
Do you know how to speak Korean? Perhaps you can send in some translations to help the visitors of this site. Below are a list of words and phrases that people are looking to be translated from English to Korean:

- Chicken
- Delicious
- Eat
- Eat your dinner
- Is the food delicious?
- Let’s cook
- Noodles
- Orange
     - Restaurant
- Salt
- Sandwich
- Thank you for dinner
- The food is delicious
- Toast
- What are you eating?

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