The Ultimate Korean Shopping Vocabulary List [EN+DE]
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I am super thrilled to present to you today part II of my Ultimate Asian Beauty Shopping Vocabulary Lists: the Korean Version! (Find the Japanese version here) This table is almost identical in content with the Japanese one, only that I did some minor additions (such as BB cushion) that are prevalent in Korea as well as a big list of Korean brands instead of Japanese at the end. (and yes, I know Hada Labo is Japanese but it is widely available in Korea too so I added the Korean name as well. Just in case.) Which makes sense, I guess. The Korean version was highly requested after I posted the Japanese one - I originally wanted to put everything in one table (Japanese and Korean) but then I decided it wouldn't been that easy to read for those that have no knowledge of either language, so I split it. My Japanese is much much better than my Korean so I felt more comfortable posting the first table - a very good Korean friend of mine (Susan, you've seen her on here!) helped me out and proofread the contents :)  수산, 고마워~


If you thought Japanese pronounciation was random: Be prepared. I highly advise you to copy and paste the desired phrases into google translate and listen to the pronounciation there as it is very difficult to adequately present the words in the Roman alphabet. Also: prepare for your tongue to be broken. It's probably me because I started with Japanese and didn't speak Korean for that long but I find the Korean pronounciation much harder than Japanese and it resulted in lots of misunderstandings while in Korea (.....I learnt to type what I want into my phone beforehand just in case anything went wrong, haha. #sadbuttrue)


Korean

   Useful phrases   
How to write it


How to pronounce it


English/German


안녕하세요 annyeonghaseyo ann-yong-haseyo Hello/Guten Tag
감사합니다 gamsahabnida (k)gamsa hamnida Thank you/Danke
부탁드립니다 butagdeulibnida butak deu-rimnida Please/Bitte
예/네 ye/ne ye/ne Yes/Ja
아니요 aniyo aniyo No/Nein
이것 igeos i-got' This/Dies
...주세요 ...juseyo ...juseyo Please (give).../
.....(Geben) Sie mir bitte
이거 주세요 igeo juseyo i-go juseyo (Give me) this, please/
Dies hier bitte
(이것은)
얼마에요?
(i goseun)
eolma-eyo?
(i gos'eun)
olma e-yo?
How much (is this)?/Wieviel kostet (dies hier)?
X는 어디입니까? X neun eodi ibnikka? X neun o-di imnikka? Where is X?/Wo finde ich X?
X는 무엇입니까? X neun mueos-ibnikka? X neun mu-osh' imnikka? What is X?/Was ist X?
이건 뭐예요? igeon mwoyeyo? I-gon muo-ye-yo? What is this?/Was ist das hier?
카드 결제 돼요? kadeu gyeolje dwaeyo? kadeu gyol-je dwae yo? Can I pay by card?
Kann ich mit Karte bezahlen?
입어봐도 될까요? ib-eo bwado doelkkayo? ib-o bwa do dwael kka yo? Can I try this on?/Darf ich das einmal anprobieren?
이건요? igeon yo? i-gon yo? And this [item]?/Und das hier?
괜찮아요 gwaenchanh-ayo gwaen-chan-a yo Okay/In Ordnung
… 있어요? … iss-eoyo? ...iss-o yo? Do you have...?/Gibt es hier...?
저는 X를
찾고있어요
jeoneun X leul chajgoiss-eoyo jo neun X reul chad' go iss-o yo I'm looking for X/
Ich suche nach X
X 팔아요? X pa-ra-yo? X pa-ra yo? Do you sell X?/Verkaufen Sie X?
[X를] 보여
주세요
[X leul] boyeo juseyo [ X reul] po-yo juseyo Please show me X/
Zeigen Sie mir bitte X
[X를] 사고 싶어요 [X leul] sago sip-eoyo [X reul] sago
ship-o yo
I want to buy X/Ich möchte X kaufen
반품 해 주세요 ban-pum hae juseyo ban-pum hae juseyo Refund (this) please/Einen Umtausch, bitte
반품하고 싶은데요 ban-pum ha go shipeun deyo ban-pum ha go shipeun deyo I'd like a refund for this/
Ich möchte das hier umtauschen
세일 중이에요? seil jung-ieyo? se-il jung i-e-yo? Do you have a sale going on?
Haben Sie Angebote/Schlussverkauf?
죄송합니다 joesong habnida jwi-song hamnida I apologize/Verzeihung.
실례합니다,... sillyehabnida shillye hamnida Excuse me,... /Entschuldigung,...
모르겠어요/
몰라요
moleugess-eoyo/
mollayo
moreu-gesso-yo/
molla yo
I don't understand/Ich verstehe nicht
도와주시겠어요?

dowajusigess-eoyo?

dowa jushi gesso yo?

Could you please help me?
Könnten Sie mir bitte helfen?

      Clothing      
os ot' Clothes/Kleidung
티셔츠, 티 tisyeocheu, ti tisha-cheu, also: ti T-shirt 
바지 baji baji Pants/Hose
청바지 cheongbaji chong baji Denim Pants/Jeans
원피스 wonpiseu won-pies' One-piece/dress/Kleid
스커트 seukeoteu seukoh-te Skirt/Rock
셔츠 syeocheu shache(u) Shirt/Hemd
스웨터 seuweteo sewetoh Sweatshirt/Pullover
코트 koteu kote(u) Coat/Jacke
양말 yangmal yangmal Socks/Socken
신발

     Skincare     
sinbal



shinbal



Shoes/Schuhe



스킨케어 seukinkeeo seekin-keo Skincare/Hautpflege
얼굴 eolgul ol-gul Face/Gesicht
피부 pibu pibu Skin/Haut
스킨 seukin s(eu)kin Skin|Toner/Gesichtswasser
로션 losyeon roshon Emulsion/Feuchtigkeitsfluid
클렌징 keullenjing ke(u)llenjing' Cleansing/Reinigung
클렌징 크림 keullenjing keulim ke(u)llenjing' ke(u)rim Cleansing cream/Reinigungscreme
클렌징 오일 keullenjing oil ke(u)llenjing' oil Cleansing oil/Reinigungsöl
세럼 serom serom Serum
에센스 esenseu esense(u) Essence/Essenz
썬크림 sseonkeulim sson ke(u)rim Sunscreen/Sonnenschutz
하이드로겔
(마스크)
haideurogel (maseukeu) haide(u)rogehl
mas'ke(u)
Hydrogel mask
마스크 maseukeu mas'ke(u) Sheet mask/Tuchmaske
마스크워시오프 maseukeu wosiopeu mas'ke(u) wosh'ope(u) Wash-off mask
(슬리핑) 팩 (seulliping) paek (seulliping) paek (Sleeping) Pack/Mask
여드름 yeodeuleum yodeureum Pimples/Pickel
모공 mogong mogong Pores/Pore
건성 피부 geonseong pibu gonsong pibuDry skin/Trockene Haut
지성 피부

      Beauty     
jiseong pibu


ji-song pibu


Oily Skin/Fettige Haut


화장 hwajang hwajang Make-up (in general/allgemein)
BB크림 BB keulim BB ke(u)rim BB Cream
BB쿠션 BB kusyeon BB kushon BB Cushion
베이스 beiseu beise(u) Base Make-up/Grundierung
프라이머 peulaimeo peuraimoh Primer
파운데이션 paundeisyeon paundeishon Foundation
컨실러 keonsilleo konshill(e)o Concealer/Abdeckstift
파우더 /
 팩트
paudeo/
paekteu
paud(e)o/
paekte(u)
Face Powder/Gesichtspuder
아이브로우 aibeulou aibeuro-(u) Eyebrow/Augenbraue
마스카라 maseukala mase(u)kara Mascara/Wimperntusche
아이섀도우 aisyaedou aishaedo-(u) Eyeshadow/Lidschatten
립스틱 libseutig ribse(u)tik Lipstick/Lippenstift


     Haircare     









머리(카락) meoli(kalag) mori(karag) Hair/Haare
헤어 케어 heeo keeo heo keo Haircare/Haarpflege
샴푸 syampu shampu Shampoo
린스 or
컨디셔너
rinse(u) or
kondisyeoneo
rinse(u) or
kondishono
Conditioner/Haarspülung
두피 dupi dupi Scalp/Kopfhaut
헤어 미스트 heeo miseuteu heo mise(u)te(u) Overnight treatment/Haarmaske für die Nacht
자외선 차단 헤어스프레이

    Measurements    
jaoeseon chadan heeoseupeulei


jawoson chadan heo se(u)pe(u)rei


Heat protection spray/Hitzeschutz für die Haare


크다 keuda keuda Big/Groß
작다 jagda jagda Small/Klein
보통 botong botong Regular/Normal
얇다 yalbda yalbda Slim/Schlank/Dünn
두껍다 dukkeobda dukkobda Fat/Dick
길다 gilda gilda Long/Lang
짧다 jjalbda jjalbda Short/Kurz
싸다 ssada ssada Cheap/Affordable/Günstig
비싸다 bissada bi-ssada Expensive/Teuer
너무 비싸다

     Sales      
neomu bissada


nohmu bi-ssada


Too Expensive/Zu Teuer


매진 maejin maeijin Sold out/Ausverkauft
한정판 hanjeongpan hanjong pan Limited edition/Limitiertes Produkt
피팅룸 pitinglum piting rum Fitting room/Anprobe
비닐봉지 binilbongji binil bongji Plastic bag/Plastiktüte
일시불 ilsibul ilshi bul Single payment/Einmalige Zahlung
면세 myeonse myonse Taxfree/Steuerfrei
계산 gyesan gyesan Checkout/Bill Kasse/Rechnung
계산대 gyesandae gyesandae Checkout/Kasse
고객센터 gogaegsenteo gogaek sentoh Service counter/Information
멤버십 카드 membeosib kadeu membohship kadeu Membership card/Mitgliedskarte
반품 ban-pum ban-pum Return/Umtausch
할인 hal-in hal-in Discount/Rabatt
쿠폰

     Brands     
kupon


kupon


Discount coupon/Rabattcoupon


하다라보 hadarabo hada rabo Hada Labo
이니스프리 iniseupeuri inise(u)pe(u)ri Innisfree
에뛰드하우스 ettwideuhauseu etwide-hause(u) Etude House
아리따움 alittaum arittaum Aritaum
코스알엑스 koseual-egseu kos'-al ekse(u) COSRX
씨라클 ssilakeul (s)shirakeul Ciracle
스킨푸드 seukinpudeu s(eu)kinp(f)ude Skinfood
토니모리 toni mori toni mori Tony Moly
홀리카홀리카 hollika hollika hollika hollika Holika Holika
어퓨 eopyu oh-pyu A'pieu
미샤 misya misha Missha
더샘 deo saem doh saem The Saem
아이오페 aiope aiope IOPE
라네즈 lanejeu laneje(u) Laneige
리오엘리 lio-elli lio-elli Lioele
페리페라 pelipela peri pera Peripera
에이트루 eiteulu ei-te(u)ru A'true
네이처리퍼블릭 neicheo lipeobeullig neicho ripobe(u)llig Nature Republic
투쿨포스쿨 tukul po seukul tu kul po se(u)kul Too Cool For School
클리오 keullio keullio Clio
‎바닐라코  banilla ko banilla ko Banila Co
더페이스샵 deo peiseu syab do peise(u) shab The Face Shop
메디힐 medihil medihil Mediheal
잇츠스킨 ischeu seukin it' che(u) s(eu)kin It's Skin
미즈온 mijeuon mije(u)on Mizon
마몽드 mamongdeu mamon(g)de(u) Mamonde
숨37 sum37 sum37 Su:m37°
설화수  seolhwasu solhwasu Sulwhasoo
닼터자르트  dakt(e)o jare(u)te(u) dakt(e)o jareuteu Dr. Jart
헤라  hera hera Hera
싸이닉  ssainik ssainik Scinic
브이디엘  beuidiel bwi-di-el VDL
에스쁘어  eseubbeueo esbbe(u)o Espoir
차앤박화장품  chaenbakhwa
jangpum
cha-aen bakhwa
jangpum
CNP
벤튼  benteun benteun Benton


I really hope this little table will be useful to anyone with travel desires to Korea! If I missed anything important you'd like to know, please feel free to leave a comment and I will add it to the list. Now that you know how to "write" all those fancy Korean words, I also highly recommend to download the app Hwahae, a Korean skincare and beauty community where I source all my English ingredients list from. Vy from VVML1007 made a great introduction post about how to use Hwahae among other resources :) However, you can totally write a brand in it's "English" name and the app will gladly be able to find it, so you don' necessarily need this to use the app successfully :)

I do hope that this table will be a useful source for anyone who wants to conquer the vast Korean beauty market or for those who try to venture farther down the Korean online shopping rabbit hole! Happy shopping and have a nice Sunday :)

Lots of love,

Sam

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