With K-pop being globally recognized as a distinct genre nowadays, tourists have also been flooding to South Korea to get a glimpse of the seemingly active and spectacular lifestyle of K-pop idols and K-drama stars seen on TV. However, if you’re one of the hipsters who’s never had the chance to listen or watch Korean productions but still want to go because you know that Korea has a lot more to offer, here’s your chance to quickly learn some useful Korean phrases you may need along the way. Be sure to take notes!

1. An-nyeong-ha-se-yo = 안녕하세요

This means hello. Use it to greet the staff at the hotel reception or when you eat at tent bars.