How to Say ‘from A to B’ in Korean: A에서 B까지

How to Say ‘from A to B’ in Korean: A에서 B까지


Haven’t you wondered how to say ‘from A to B’ in Korean?

In Korean, as well as English, this phrase can be used to explain both time and location. Thankfully, the phrase is quite easy and straightforward to understand.

Let’s see what words refer to ‘from’ and ‘to’. Two examples are provided below, along with natural dialogue you encounter in daily life. Make them yours and try using them in conversations!


👩‍🏫 A 에서 B 까지
[eseo ggaji]

from A to B

에서 and 까지 are used after locations/times just like ‘from’ and ‘to’ in English. You can use 에서 and 까지 in the same sentence.

1️⃣ 여기에서 지하철역까지
[yeogieseo jihacheolyeokggaji]

from here to the subway station

Here, 여기 refers to ‘here’ and 지하철역 means ‘subway station’. You noticed 에서 and 까지 followed by the words?

Let’s make a full sentence with this phrase.

✍ 여기에서 지하철역까지 걸어서 얼마나 걸려요?
[yeogieseo jihacheolyeokggaji georeoseo eolmana geollyeoyo]

How long does it take to walk to a subway station from here?

얼마나 걸려요 is equivalent to “How long would it take?”

When you’re traveling in Seoul and ask someone for directions to a subway station, you can always add this question.

Word List   
여기 [yeogi]here에서 [eseo]from
지하철 [jihacheol]subway역 [yeok]station
까지 [ggaji]to걷다 [geotda]to walk
걸리다 [geollida](for time) to take

👥 Dialogue

A: 저기요! 여기에서 지하철역까지 걸어서 얼마나 걸려요?
[jeogiyo yeogieseo jihacheolyeokggaji georeoseo eolmana geollyeoyo]
Excuse me, how long does it take to walk to a subway station from here?

B: 어느 지하철역이요?
[eoneu jihacheolyeogiyo]
Which station?

A: 서울역이요.
[seoulyeogiyo]
Seoul station.

B: 이 길로 쭉 걸어가면 약 10분 정도 걸릴 거예요.
[i gillo jjuk georeogamyeon yak sipbun jeongdo geollil geoyeyo]
It’ll take around ten minutes if you follow this way.

A: 네, 감사합니다.
[ne gamsahamnida]
Aha, thank you so much.

Word List   
저기요 [jeogiyo]excuse me어느 [eoneu]which
지하철역 [jihacheolyeok]subway station서울역 [seoulyeok]Seoul station
이 [i]this길 [gil]way
걷다 [geotda]to walk약 [yak]around, about
10분 [obun]ten minutes걸리다 [geollida](for time) to take
네 [ne]yes

2️⃣ 3페이지에서 5페이지까지
[sampeijieseo opeijiggaji]

from page 3 to 5

페이지 is a borrowed word from English to mean ‘page.’

Here is a common phrase you’ll hear when you’re asked to manage some paperwork.

✍ 이 서류 3페이지에서 5페이지까지 작성 부탁드립니다.
[i seoryu sampeijieseo opeijiggaji jakseong butakdeurimnida]

Please fill out this document from page 3 to 5.

이 서류 literally refers to ‘this document’. You would hear ‘작성 부탁드립니다’ often when you’re asked to fill out a form.

Word List   
이 [i]this서류 [seoryu]document
삼 [sam]3페이지 [peiji]page
에서 [eseo]from오 [o]5
까지 [ggaji]to작성하다 [jakseonghada]to fill up (a form)
부탁하다 [butakhada]to ask a favor

👥 Dialogue

A: 안녕하세요. 오늘부터 같이 일하게 될 크리스토퍼님이죠?
[annyeonghaseyo oneulbuteo gachi ilhagedwel keuriseutopeonimijyo]
Hello, would you be Christopher, who started (working) with us today?

B: 네, 맞습니다.
[ne matseumnida]
Yes, I am.

A: 만나서 반갑습니다.
[mannaseo ban-gapseumnida]
Nice to meet you.

B: 저도 만나서 반갑습니다.
[jeodo mannaseo ban-gapseumnida]
Nice to meet you, too.

A: 이 서류 3페이지에서 5페이지까지 작성 부탁드립니다.
[i seoryu sampeijieseo opeijiggaji jakseong butakdeurimnida]
Please fill out this document from page 3 to 5.

B: 네, 알겠습니다.
[ne algetseumnida]
Ok, noted.

Word List   
오늘 [oneul]today부터 [buteo]from
같이 [gachi]together일하다 [ilhada]to work
네 [ne]yes맞다 [matda]right