If you want to ask someone to give you or pass you something, you just use the magic word “please” to make a request.
So do Koreans but how to say please in Korean language?
If you search for the Korean word for “please”, it will say 제발 (jebal) but it is not okay to say “please” all the time(use when you beg for something).
So Korean use a bunch of different terms depending on the person’s age or situation you are in.
The truth is, saying please in Korean is a bit more complicated.
In this post, we are going to talk about how to say please in Korean in a formal, casual, and polite way and how to use it with interesting examples so that you can sound like a native.
Alright world, let’s dive in (to the core)
- How to say Please in Korean
- Please in Korean(Standard)
- Please in Korean (Informal)-줘 (jwo)
- Please in Korean (Formal)
- Other formal phrases with “please”
- The meaning of 제발 (jebal) in Korean
- Use the word “please” in Korean sentence
- How to learn the word delicious in Korean
How to say Please in Korean
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Please in Korean is literally translated to 제발 (jebal). However, it is used when you sincerely hoping/beg for something and is not appropriate for everyday situations. Instead, to make a polite request in Korean use 주세요 (juseyo) instead when you want to request something which means “please give me something”.
Here’s how to say Please in Korean language in formal, casual, and polite situations.
- Please in Korean (Standard) – 주세요 (juseyo)/주시겠어요 (jusigesseoyo)
- Please in Korean (Informal)-줘 (jwo)
- Please in Korean (Formal)-주십시오 (jusipsio)/주시기 바랍니다 (jusigi baramnida)
Please in Korean(Standard)
Here are the two different ways to say “please” in Korean in polite situations.
You can use this everyday life conversation when you want to request something.
Please Give Me In Korean- 주세요 (juseyo)
주세요 [ju-se-yo] means ‘Please give me’ in Korean which comes from the verb 주다, which means “to give”, and the polite ending ~(으)세요). You can use this word when you want to ask for things in Korean.
To use 주세요 (juseyo) in Korean sentences, You simply add the word for the thing that you want someone to give you before 주세요.
The basic structure to say Please Give Me’ In Korean[주세요 (juseyo)] is
[Thing you want given or passed] + “주세요 (juseyo)”
For example, if you want some beer you simply say 맥주 (beer) + 주세요 (please give me) = 맥주 주세요 [maegju ju-se-yo] (Please give me a beer).
- Please give me a coke = 콜라 주세요= 콜라(coke) + 주세요
- Please give me water = 물 주세요= 물(water) + 주세요
- Please give me that = 그거 주세요= 그거(that) + 주세요
- Please give me kimbap=김밥 주세요= 김밥(kimbap) + 주세요
- Please explain it to me.= 설명해주세요= 설명하라(explain) + 주세요
- Please accept my gift = 선물을 받아주세요= 설명(gift) + 주세요
- Please give me money=돈 주세요= 돈(money) + 주세요
- Please give me cigarette=담배 주세요= 담배(cigaratte) + 주세요
You can also be used after the verb for example
Please show me
Let me explain with examples
Please help me
Please be healthy everyone
Please give me an idea
Please close the door
A glass of mineral water, please.
광천수 한 잔 주세요.
Please give me a chance to explain.
제게 설명할 기회를 주세요.
Please speak slowly
Two coffees and hot chocolate, please.
커피 두 잔과 코코아 한 잔 주세요.
Turn off all electronic devices.
모든 전기 장비를 꺼 주세요.
Can I get a scoop of chocolate ice cream?
초콜릿 아이스크림 한 주걱만 주세요.
Please give your work in before Monday.
작품을 월요일 전에 제출해 주세요.
To make it a bit more polite here, you could add the word “좀 (johm)”, as in 가방 좀 주세요(bbahng johm ju-seyo) means Please give me the bag
To use”좀 (johm)” in Korean sentences, you need to use it before the verb and after your requested object
Let me explain with some examples
Please give me the bag
가방 좀 주세요- bbahng johm ju-seyo”.
Please speak a little slower
좀 천천히 말해 주세요-jom chonchonhi malhae juseyo
Please give me milk
우유 좀 주세요 – uyu jom juseyo
Please show me the picture
사진 좀 보여주세요.
주시겠어요 (jusigesseoyo) is another standard form to say please in Korean but slightly more polite than 주세요 (juseyo).
If you are meeting someone for the first time or talking to someone who is older than you, you can also use this expression ito show politeness.
Can I have the bill, please?
계산서 좀 갖다 주시겠어요?
Could I have your autograph?
사인 하나 해 주시겠어요?
Please could you speak more slowly?
좀 더 천천히 말씀해 주시겠어요?
Could you say it again, please?
한 번 더 말씀해 주시겠어요?
Can you explain that point again?
그 사항을 다시 설명해 주시겠어요?
Could you put me through to the manager, please?
매니저 분께 좀 연결해 주시겠어요?
Can you call back tomorrow?
내일 다시 전화해 주시겠어요?
Can you open that for me?
Can you give it to me?
Will you help me, please?
좀 도와 주시겠어요? (jom dowa jusigesseoyo)
Please in Korean (Informal)-줘 (jwo)
줘 (jwo) is the informal /casual way to say Please in Korean. You can used this word with people who are very close to you or younger age than you.
Give me, money
Put in a good word for me.
내 얘기 좀 잘 해줘.
Give me some snacks
간식 좀 줘
I have a job interview tomorrow. Wish me luck.
내일 취업 면접이 있어. 행운을 빌어줘.
Give me some cheddar, dude.
야, 돈 좀 줘 봐.
You guys are going out to eat? Count me in.
외식하러 가는 거야? 나도 껴 줘.
Leave me out of this quarrel, please.
이 다툼에서 나는 빼 줘, 제발
Be nice to me. I’m not feeling well.
내게 다정하게 해 줘. 나 기분이 별로 안 좋아.
Come here and give me a kiss!
이리 와서 키스[뽀뽀]해 줘!
Tell me all the latest gossip!
새로운 소문들 다 들려 줘!
Let me know how I can help.
내가 어떻게 하면 도울 수 있는지 알려 줘.
Please in Korean (Formal)
There are two different ways to say “please” in Korean formal situations which is 주십시오 (jusipsio) and 주시기 바랍니다 (jusigi baramnida)
You’ll mostly hear these terms in announcements or in news.
주십시오 (jusipsio) is the most formal level of saying “please in Korean ” that You might hear during a speech or a news report.
Sign your name here, please.
여기에 서명을 해 주십시오.
Please pay attention to what I am saying.
제 말에 주목해 주십시오.
Please, pick one.
Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats.
신사 숙녀 여러분, 자리에 앉아 주십시오.
Please let us know if you cannot attend the meeting.
회의에 참석할 수 없으시면 저희에게 알려 주십시오.
Please contact us.
Please take it off.
For more information, please visit our website.
더 많은 정보가 필요하시면 저희 웹사이트를 방문해[찾아] 주십시오
Please wait a moment.
잠시만 기다려주십시오 (jamsiman gidaryeojusipsio)
주시기 바랍니다 (jusigi baramnida)
주시기 바랍니다 (jusigi baramnida) is another most formal level of saying “please in Korean ” that You might hear especially in announcements) and news report
Please take care of this problem.
이 문제를 처리해주시기 바랍니다.
Please follow the house style.
저희 출판사 표기법에 따라 주시기 바랍니다
All visitors must sign in on arrival.
모든 방문객들께서는 도착 즉시 방명록에 서명을 해 주시기 바랍니다.
We hope to hear from you soon.
곧 연락 주시기 바랍니다.
We ask that you give your full cooperation.
적극 협조를 해주시기 바랍니다
Please complete the report as soon as possible.
보고서를 즉시 완료해주시기 바랍니다.
Please let me know if you can join us.
저희와 함께하실 수 있는지 알려주시기 바랍니다.
If you have any questions, please contact this office.
문의사항이 있으시면 저희 사무실로 연락 주시기 바랍니다.
Please step back behind the safety line.
안전선 뒤로 물러나 주시기 바랍니다 (anjeonseon dwiro mulleona jusigi baramnida)
Other formal phrases with “please”
Here are the three Other formal phrases which also mean “please” in Korean
- Please eat-드세요.
- Please come over-오세요
- Please go/leave-가세요
Here the 세요( seyo ) suggests “please”. But every word with 세요( seyo ) doesn’t always mean “please”
The meaning of 제발 (jebal) in Korean
제발 (jebal) is the direct translation of the word please in Korean. it’s only used in specific situations like if you are desperately begging for something. You can also use this when you’re demanding someone to do/not do something, like when you are sick of another person’s behavior and want to stop.
As you can see, it’s usually not used in positive situations, Korean doesn’t use it to make polite request.
To make a polite request, you can use the word 주세요 [ju-se-yo] means ‘Please give me” in Korean.
Let’s see some example sentences using 제발.
Please forgive me
please don’t forget.
제발 잊지 마세요.
Please keep your voice down.
제발 목소리 좀 낮추세요
Please don’t leave, my friend.
친구야, 제발 떠나지 마.
Don’t walk around with a frown on your face.
제발 인상 좀 펴고 살아.
Please don’t say no.
제발 안 된다고 하지 마세요.
Please leave me alone.
제발 저 좀 내버려 두세요.
Stop nagging at me!
제발 나 좀 갈구지 마!
Don’t make me laugh, please.
제발 나 좀 그만 웃겨
Please, do not bother me, would you?
제발 나를 들볶지 마라
Please don’t kill me.
제발 목숨만 살려 주세요
Please don’t ask me about that!
제발 묻지 말아 줘!
Please stop crying and tell me what’s wrong.
제발 그만 울고 무슨 일인지 내게 말해 봐
Please calm down. We’re in front of many eyes.
보는 눈도 많으니 제발 진정 좀 해요
We are just friends, so please don’t cross the line.
우린 단지 친구일 뿐이니까 제발 선 좀 넘지 말아 주세요.
Use the word “please” in Korean sentence
Here’s an example of how to say “please in Korean with a real-life conversation between a service agent and a customer in the airport.
Service Agent: “Hello, please show me your ticket.
안녕하세요, 티켓을 보여주세요?
Passenger: Here you are.
Service agent: Would you like a window or an aisle seat?
창가 좌석과 복도 좌석 중 어디를 원하시나요?
Passenger: An aisle seat, please. give me An aisle seat,
통로쪽 좌석을 주세요.
tongnojjok jwasogeul juseyo
Service agent: Do you have any baggage?
수하물이 있습니까?-suhamul-i issseubnikka?
Passenger: Yes, this suitcase and this carry-on bag.
네, 이 여행 가방과 이 휴대용 가방입니다.
ne i yohaeng gabanggwa i hyudaeyong gabangimnida
Service Agent: Here’s your boarding pass. Have a nice flight.
여기 탑승권입니다. 즐거운 비행 되세요.
yeogi tabseung-gwon-ibnida. jeulgeoun bihaeng doeseyo.
Passenger: Thank you.
How to learn the word delicious in Korean
i know saying please is a bit confusing and so many ways make it even harder to remember but with practice in time you can be as good as native Korean speakers.
After all, when it comes to fluency, practice is the key
here’s how I did it.
I hope these resources will help you master the word please in Korean language in no time.
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Great job. You finally know how to say “please in Korean”.
If you are ever unsure of which way to use to say please in Korean, then it is best to stick with what you know, and 주세요 [ju-se-yo] means ‘Please give me’ in Korean for polite situations.
For close friends, family, and people younger than you, just use 맛줘 (jwo).
제발 (jebal) can use this when you’re demanding someone to do/not do something, like when you are sick of another person’s behavior and want them to stop.
All these words are widely used and accepted in Korea.
Well, it’s time for you to apply it in real life and improve your pronunciation.
So go out and next time you get a chance to say “please” in Korean, just use any of these as much as you can.
Koreans will understand you even if you got it wrong.
Looking for more Korean phrases and when to use them you can check out our other articles on this topic.
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Have you ever said, “please in Korean”? How did you do it? We challenge you to write them in the comments below.
We can’t wait to hear from you
Thank you for reading this lesson. I hope to see you in the next Korean lessons.
Please be healthy everyone
모두 건강하세요(modu gonganghaseyo)