가. 버스가 원하는 곳에 서는지 물어보기 (Asking a bus driver if the bus is heading to your stop)
N 가요? (Does this bus go to N?)
예문 (Example Sentences)
김포공항 가요? (Does this bus go to Gimpo airport?)
서울역 가요? (Does this bus go to Seoul station?)
인사동 가요? (Does this bus go to Insadong?)
강남역 가요? (Does this bus go to Gangnam station?)
아래 단어들을 사용해서 연습해 보세요. (Practice making sentences using the station names below.)
|남산타워||Namsan Tower||신촌역||Sinchon station|
|어린이대공원||Children’s Grand Park||수원역||Suwon station|
|서울대학교||Seoul University||서울시청||City Hall|
|광화문||Gwanghwamun||시민의 숲||Citizen’s Forest Park|
나. 택시 타기 (Riding a Taxi)
N(으)로 가 주세요. (Please go to N.)
예문 (Example Sentences)
공항으로 가 주세요. (Please go to the airport.)
한강으로 가 주세요. (Please go to Han river.)
에버랜드로 가 주세요. (Please go to Everland.)
이 주소로 가 주세요. Please take me to this address.
빨리 가 주세요. Please go fast.
천천히 가 주세요. Please slow down.
N까지 얼마나 걸려요? How long does it take to N?
직진하세요. Please go straight.
좌회전 하세요. Please turn left.
우회전 하세요. Please turn right.
유턴 하세요. Please make a U-turn.
그냥 여기서 내릴게요. I’ll just get off here.
저기에 세워 주세요. Please drop me off there.
여기에 세워 주세요. Please drop me off here.
조금만 더 가 주세요. Please go a little more
얼마에요? How much is it?
현금이 없어요. I don’t have any cash.
카드로 할게요. I’ll pay with a card.
영수증 주세요. Please give me a receipt.
Tips for taking taxis in Korea
♦ Look for the ‘빈 차’ sign.
‘빈 차’ literally means ‘an empty car,’ and if a taxi has this sign on, it means seats are available and the taxi is looking for its next passenger.
There are other signs as well. The ‘예약’ sign means someone has made a reservation and the taxi is on the way to pick the person up. The ‘휴무’ sign means the taxi is not in operation. Although rarely used, there’s also the ‘비상’ sign, which indicates the taxi driver is in danger or being threatened by the passenger. If the ‘비상’ sign is on, you can first write down the car plate number, take pictures of the taxi if possible, and report it to the police.
♦ Regular taxi fees become 20% more expensive from 00:00 to 04:00.
♦ Mobeom taxis are more expensive but may be safer.
Regular taxis in Korea are usually in orange, silver, or blue colors. And there are the black taxis. Those taxis are called ‘모범택시 (mobeom taxi)’ in Korean and they are usually more expensive than regular taxis. However, some people believe it’s worth the price because mobeom taxi drivers are selected and evaluated with high standards, including 10 years with no accident, excellent service, and awards among private taxi drivers.
Base rate: 5,000 won (within 2km)
Additional charge rate: 142m/100 won
20% surcharge from 00:00 to 04:00
(*=as of 2016)
Base rate: 5,000 won (within 3km )
Additional charge rate: 164km/200 won
10 year with no accident
More professional manner and excellent service
Some taxis have water bottles for passengers
No surcharge from 00:00 to 04:00
(*=as of 2016)
♦ International taxi
To improve foreigners’ experiences in Korea, the government has designated certain taxi drivers to drive International taxis. The drivers can speak English, Japanese, or Chinese, and they can even provide a Seoul tour service. Also, you can use your foreign credit cards (Master, Visa, Express, JCB, etc.) to pay. You can find more information at http://www.intltaxi.co.kr .
♦ Pay with a card and ask for a receipt.
Make this a habit. The card payment record will be required to track the taxi when you left something in it. Some drivers (regular taxis) may ask you to pay them in cash, but no matter how low the fee is, it is okay and legal to use a card. So, just say you don’t have any cash. You can even report the driver by calling 120 if the driver continues to refuse your card payment. If you want to use cash, that’s perfectly fine, too.
♦ Take a picture of the taxi driver’s ID or the car plate number.
Although very rare, bad things can happen, especially if you are taking a taxi at night. Take a picture of the taxi driver’s ID in the front seat or of the car plate before getting on. Then, send it to your friends, parents, or boyfriend/girlfriend to let them know you are on a taxi, and tell them where you are heading.