All About Classroom Expressions in Korean

All About Classroom Expressions in Korean


To be successful in Korean classes, you have to know certain phrases very well because they are used constantly.

Here is a list of common classroom expressions you’ll frequently hear. Don’t worry too much about the grammar behind any of the expressions. Right now, your goal should simply be to familiarize yourself with them.

👩‍🏫 From teachers

칠판 보세요. [chilpan boseyo]
Look at the board.

따라 하세요. [ddara haseyo]
Repeat after me.

잘 들어 보세요. [jal deureo boseyo]
Listen carefully.

써 보세요. [sseo boseyo]
Write it down.

읽어 보세요. [ilgeo boseyo]
Please read it.

조용히 하세요. [joyonghi haseyo]
Please be quiet.

책 보세요. [chek boseyo]
Look at the book.

책 덮으세요. [chek deopeuseyo]
Close your book.

책 펴세요. [chek pyeoseyo]
Open your book.

9쪽 펴세요. [gujjok pyeoseyo]
Please open your book to page 9.

9페이지 펴세요. [gupeiji pyeoseyo]
Please open your book to page 9.

내일 시험 있어요. [neil siheom isseoyo]
We’re gonna have a test tomorrow.

내일 테스트 있어요. [neil teseuteu isseoyo]
We’re gonna have a test tomorrow.

좋아요. [joayo]
Good.

맞아요. [majayo]
That’s correct.

정말 잘했어요. [jeongmal jalhesseoyo]
You did a great job.

질문 있어요? [jilmun isseoyo]
Do you have any questions?

네, 질문 있어요. [ne jilmun isseoyo]
Yes, I have a question.

아니요, 질문 없어요. [aniyo jilmun eopsseoyo]
No, I don’t have any questions.

이해했어요? [ihehesseoyo]
Do you understand?

네, 이해했어요. [ne ihehesseoyo]
Yes, I understand.

아니요, 잘 모르겠어요. [aniyo jal moreugesseoyo]
No, I don’t understand.

숙제예요. [sukjeyeyo]
It’s your homework.

숙제 했어요? [sukje hesseoyo]
Did you do your homework?

네, 숙제 했어요. [ne sukje hesseoyo]
Yes, I did my homework.

아니요, 숙제 안 했어요. [aniyo sukje an hesseoyo]
No, I didn’t do my homework.

Word List   
칠판 [chilpan]blackboard, board보다 [boda]to look at, see
따라 하다 [ddara hada]to repeat, imitate잘 [jal]well
듣다 [deutda]to hear, listen쓰다 [sseuda]to write
읽다 [ikda]to read조용하다 [joyonghada]quiet
책 [chek]book덮다 [deopda]to close
펴다 [pyeoda]to open구 [gu]9
쪽 [jjok]page페이지 [peiji]page
내일 [neil]tomorrow시험 [siheom]test
있다 [itda]to be, exist, have테스트 [teseuteu]test
좋다 [jota]good맞다 [matda]right, correct
정말 [jeongmal]really, indeed잘하다 [jalhada]to be good at, do something well
질문 [jilmun]question네 [ne]yes
아니요 [aniyo]no없다 [eopda]not to be, exist, have
이해하다 [ihehada]to understand모르다 [moreuda]not to know
숙제 [sukje]homework

👩‍🎓 From students

선생님 [seonsengnim]
teacher (standard)

쌤 [ssem]
teacher (non-standard)

다시 한 번 말씀해주세요. [dasi han beon malsseumhejuseyo]
Please say that again.

천천히 말씀해 주세요. [cheoncheonhi malsseumhe juseyo]
Please speak slowly.

질문 있어요. [jilmun isseoyo]
I have a question.

한국어로 뭐예요? [hangugeoro mweoyeyo]
What is it called in Korean?

무슨 뜻이에요? [museun ddeusieyo]
What does that mean?

Word List   
다시 [dasi]again한 번 [han beon]once
말씀하다 [malsseumhada]to speak, say (honorific)천천히 [cheoncheonhi]slowly
한국어 [hangugeo]Korean language무슨 [museun]what
뜻 [ddeut]meaning