The Ultimate Korean Shopping Vocabulary List [EN+DE]

Juni 28, 2015

Hi There!

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 ๐Ÿ™‚  ์ˆ˜์‚ฐ, ๊ณ ๋งˆ์›Œ~

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)


   Useful phrases   

How to write it

How to pronounce it


์•ˆ๋…•ํ•˜์„ธ์š” annyeonghaseyo ann-yong-haseyo Hello/Guten Tag
๊ฐ์‚ฌํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค gamsahabnida (k)gamsa hamnida Thank you/Danke
๋ถ€ํƒ๋“œ๋ฆฝ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค butagdeulibnida butak deu-rimnida Please/Bitte
์˜ˆ/๋„ค ye/ne ye/ne Yes/Ja
์•„๋‹ˆ์š” aniyo aniyo No/Nein
์ด๊ฒƒ igeos i-got‘ This/Dies
…์ฃผ์„ธ์š” …juseyo …juseyo Please (give)…/
…..(Geben) Sie mir bitte
์ด๊ฑฐ ์ฃผ์„ธ์š” igeo juseyo i-go juseyo (Give me) this, please/
Dies hier bitte
(i goseun)
(i gos’eun)
olma e-yo?
How much (is this)?/Wieviel kostet (dies hier)?
X๋Š” ์–ด๋””์ž…๋‹ˆ๊นŒ? Xใ€€neun eodiใ€€ibnikka? X neun o-di imnikka? Where is X?/Wo finde ich X?
X๋Š” ๋ฌด์—‡์ž…๋‹ˆ๊นŒ? X neun mueos-ibnikka? X neun mu-osh‘ imnikka? What is X?/Was ist X?
์ด๊ฑด ๋ญ์˜ˆ์š”? igeon mwoyeyo? I-gon muo-ye-yo? What is this?/Was ist das hier?
์นด๋“œ ๊ฒฐ์ œ ๋ผ์š”? kadeu gyeolje dwaeyo? kadeu gyol-je dwae yo? Can I pay by card?
Kann ich mit Karte bezahlen?
์ž…์–ด๋ด๋„ ๋ ๊นŒ์š”? ib-eo bwado doelkkayo? ib-o bwa do dwael kka yo? Can I try this on?/Darf ich das einmal anprobieren?
์ด๊ฑด์š”? igeon yo? i-gon yo? And this [item]?/Und das hier?
๊ดœ์ฐฎ์•„์š” gwaenchanh-ayo gwaen-chan-a yo Okay/In Ordnung
โ€ฆ ์žˆ์–ด์š”? โ€ฆ iss-eoyo? …iss-o yo? Do you have…?/Gibt es hier…?
์ €๋Š” X๋ฅผ
์ฐพ๊ณ ์žˆ์–ด์š”
jeoneun X leul chajgoiss-eoyo jo neun X reul chad‘ go iss-o yo I’m looking for X/
Ich suche nach X
X ํŒ”์•„์š”? X pa-ra-yo? X pa-ra yo? Do you sell X?/Verkaufen Sie X?
[X๋ฅผ] ๋ณด์—ฌ
[X leul] boyeo juseyo [ X reul] po-yo juseyo Please show me X/
Zeigen Sie mir bitte X
[X๋ฅผ] ์‚ฌ๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด์š” [X leul] sago sip-eoyo [X reul] sago
ship-o yo
I want to buy X/Ich mรถchte X kaufen
๋ฐ˜ํ’ˆ ํ•ด ์ฃผ์„ธ์š” ban-pum hae juseyo ban-pum hae juseyo Refund (this) please/Einen Umtausch, bitte
๋ฐ˜ํ’ˆํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์€๋ฐ์š” ban-pum ha go shipeun deyo ban-pum ha go shipeun deyo I’d like a refund for this/
Ich mรถchte das hier umtauschen
์„ธ์ผ ์ค‘์ด์—์š”? seil jung-ieyo? se-il jung i-e-yo? Do you have a sale going on?
Haben Sie Angebote/Schlussverkauf?
์ฃ„์†กํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค joesong habnida jwi-song hamnida I apologize/Verzeihung.
์‹ค๋ก€ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค,… sillyehabnida shillye hamnida Excuse me,… /Entschuldigung,…
๋ชจ๋ฅด๊ฒ ์–ด์š”/
molla yo
I don’t understand/Ich verstehe nicht
๋„์™€์ฃผ์‹œ๊ฒ ์–ด์š”?


dowa jushi gesso yo?

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

์˜ท os ot‘ Clothes/Kleidung
ํ‹ฐ์…”์ธ , ํ‹ฐ tisyeocheu, ti tisha-cheu, also: ti T-shirt 
๋ฐ”์ง€ baji baji Pants/Hose
์ฒญ๋ฐ”์ง€ cheongbaji chong baji Denim Pants/Jeans
์›ํ”ผ์Šค wonpiseu won-pies‘ One-piece/dress/Kleid
์Šค์ปคํŠธ seukeoteu seukoh-te Skirt/Rock
์…”์ธ  syeocheu shache(u) Shirt/Hemd
์Šค์›จํ„ฐ seuweteo sewetoh Sweatshirt/Pullover
์ฝ”ํŠธ koteu kote(u) Coat/Jacke
์–‘๋ง yangmal yangmal Socks/Socken
์‹ ๋ฐœ





์Šคํ‚จ์ผ€์–ด seukinkeeo seekin-keo Skincare/Hautpflege
์–ผ๊ตด eolgul ol-gul Face/Gesicht
ํ”ผ๋ถ€ pibu pibu Skin/Haut
์Šคํ‚จ seukin s(eu)kin Skin|Toner/Gesichtswasser
๋กœ์…˜ losyeon roshon Emulsion/Feuchtigkeitsfluid
ํด๋ Œ์ง• keullenjing ke(u)llenjing‘ Cleansing/Reinigung
ํด๋ Œ์ง• ํฌ๋ฆผ keullenjing keulim ke(u)llenjing‘ ke(u)rim Cleansing cream/Reinigungscreme
ํด๋ Œ์ง• ์˜ค์ผ keullenjing oil ke(u)llenjing‘ oil Cleansing oil/Reinigungsรถl
์„ธ๋Ÿผ serom serom Serum
์—์„ผ์Šค esenseu esense(u) Essence/Essenz
์ฌํฌ๋ฆผ sseonkeulim sson ke(u)rim Sunscreen/Sonnenschutz
haideurogel (maseukeu) haide(u)rogehl
Hydrogel mask
๋งˆ์Šคํฌ maseukeu mas’ke(u) Sheet mask/Tuchmaske
๋งˆ์Šคํฌ์›Œ์‹œ์˜คํ”„ maseukeu wosiopeu mas’ke(u) wosh’ope(u) Wash-off mask
(์Šฌ๋ฆฌํ•‘) ํŒฉ (seulliping) paek (seulliping) paek (Sleeping) Pack/Mask
์—ฌ๋“œ๋ฆ„ yeodeuleum yodeureum Pimples/Pickel
๋ชจ๊ณต mogong mogong Pores/Pore
๊ฑด์„ฑ ํ”ผ๋ถ€ geonseong pibu gonsong pibu Dry skin/Trockene Haut
์ง€์„ฑ ํ”ผ๋ถ€


jiseong pibu

ji-song pibu

Oily Skin/Fettige Haut

ํ™”์žฅ hwajang hwajang Make-up (in general/allgemein)
BBํฌ๋ฆผ BB keulim BB ke(u)rim BB Cream
BB์ฟ ์…˜ BB kusyeon BB kushon BB Cushion
๋ฒ ์ด์Šค beiseu beise(u) Base Make-up/Grundierung
ํ”„๋ผ์ด๋จธ peulaimeo peuraimoh Primer
ํŒŒ์šด๋ฐ์ด์…˜ paundeisyeon paundeishon Foundation
์ปจ์‹ค๋Ÿฌ keonsilleo konshill(e)o Concealer/Abdeckstift
ํŒŒ์šฐ๋” /
Face Powder/Gesichtspuder
์•„์ด๋ธŒ๋กœ์šฐ aibeulou aibeuro-(u) Eyebrow/Augenbraue
๋งˆ์Šค์นด๋ผ maseukala mase(u)kara Mascara/Wimperntusche
์•„์ด์„€๋„์šฐ aisyaedou aishaedo-(u) Eyeshadow/Lidschatten
๋ฆฝ์Šคํ‹ฑ libseutig ribse(u)tik Lipstick/Lippenstift


๋จธ๋ฆฌ(์นด๋ฝ) meoli(kalag) mori(karag) Hair/Haare
ํ—ค์–ด ์ผ€์–ด heeo keeo heo keo Haircare/Haarpflege
์ƒดํ‘ธ syampu shampu Shampoo
๋ฆฐ์Šค or
rinse(u) or
rinse(u) or
๋‘ํ”ผ dupi dupi Scalp/Kopfhaut
ํ—ค์–ด ๋ฏธ์ŠคํŠธ heeo miseuteu heo mise(u)te(u) Overnight treatment/Haarmaske fรผr die Nacht
์ž์™ธ์„  ์ฐจ๋‹จ ํ—ค์–ด์Šคํ”„๋ ˆ์ด


jaoeseon chadan heeoseupeulei

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

Heat protection spray/Hitzeschutz fรผr die Haare

ํฌ๋‹ค keuda keuda Big/GroรŸ
์ž‘๋‹ค jagda jagda Small/Klein
๋ณดํ†ต botong botong Regular/Normal
์–‡๋‹ค yalbda yalbda Slim/Schlank/Dรผnn
๋‘๊ป๋‹ค dukkeobda dukkobda Fat/Dick
๊ธธ๋‹ค gilda gilda Long/Lang
์งง๋‹ค jjalbda jjalbda Short/Kurz
์‹ธ๋‹ค ssada ssada Cheap/Affordable/Gรผnstig
๋น„์‹ธ๋‹ค bissada bi-ssada Expensive/Teuer
๋„ˆ๋ฌด ๋น„์‹ธ๋‹ค


neomu bissada

nohmu bi-ssada

Too Expensive/Zu Teuer

๋งค์ง„ maejin maeijin Sold out/Ausverkauft
ํ•œ์ •ํŒ hanjeongpan hanjong pan Limited edition/Limitiertes Produkt
ํ”ผํŒ…๋ฃธ pitinglum piting rum Fitting room/Anprobe
๋น„๋‹๋ด‰์ง€ binilbongji binil bongji Plastic bag/Plastiktรผte
์ผ์‹œ๋ถˆ ilsibul ilshi bul Single payment/Einmalige Zahlung
๋ฉด์„ธ myeonse myonse Taxfree/Steuerfrei
๊ณ„์‚ฐ gyesan gyesan Checkout/Bill Kasse/Rechnung
๊ณ„์‚ฐ๋Œ€ gyesandae gyesandae Checkout/Kasse
๊ณ ๊ฐ์„ผํ„ฐ gogaegsenteo gogaek sentoh Service counter/Information
๋ฉค๋ฒ„์‹ญ ์นด๋“œ membeosib kadeu membohship kadeu Membership card/Mitgliedskarte
๋ฐ˜ํ’ˆ ban-pum ban-pum Return/Umtausch
ํ• ์ธ hal-in hal-in Discount/Rabatt
์ฟ ํฐ




Discount coupon/Rabattcoupon

ํ•˜๋‹ค๋ผ๋ณด hadarabo hada rabo Hada Labo
์ด๋‹ˆ์Šคํ”„๋ฆฌ iniseupeuri inise(u)pe(u)ri Innisfree
์—๋›ฐ๋“œํ•˜์šฐ์Šค ettwideuhauseu etwide-hause(u) Etude House
์•„๋ฆฌ๋”ฐ์›€ alittaum arittaum Aritaum
์ฝ”์Šค์•Œ์—‘์Šค koseual-egseu kos‘-al ekse(u) COSRX
์”จ๋ผํด ssilakeul (s)shirakeul Ciracle
์Šคํ‚จํ‘ธ๋“œ seukinpudeu s(eu)kinp(f)ude Skinfood
ํ† ๋‹ˆ๋ชจ๋ฆฌ toni mori toni mori Tony Moly
ํ™€๋ฆฌ์นดํ™€๋ฆฌ์นด hollika hollika hollika hollika Holika Holika
์–ดํ“จ eopyu oh-pyu A’pieu
๋ฏธ์ƒค misya misha Missha
๋”์ƒ˜ deo saem doh saem The Saem
์•„์ด์˜คํŽ˜ aiope aiope IOPE
๋ผ๋„ค์ฆˆ lanejeu laneje(u) Laneige
๋ฆฌ์˜ค์—˜๋ฆฌ lio-elli lio-elli Lioele
ํŽ˜๋ฆฌํŽ˜๋ผ pelipela peri pera Peripera
์—์ดํŠธ๋ฃจ eiteulu ei-te(u)ru A’true
๋„ค์ด์ฒ˜๋ฆฌํผ๋ธ”๋ฆญ neicheo lipeobeullig neicho ripobe(u)llig Nature Republic
ํˆฌ์ฟจํฌ์Šค์ฟจ tukul po seukul tu kul po se(u)kul Too Cool For School
ํด๋ฆฌ์˜ค keullio keullio Clio
โ€Ž๋ฐ”๋‹๋ผ์ฝ”  banilla ko banilla ko Banila Co
๋”ํŽ˜์ด์Šค์ƒต deo peiseu syab do peise(u) shab The Face Shop
๋ฉ”๋””ํž medihil medihil Mediheal
์ž‡์ธ ์Šคํ‚จ ischeu seukin it‘ che(u) s(eu)kin It’s Skin
๋ฏธ์ฆˆ์˜จ mijeuon mije(u)on Mizon
๋งˆ๋ชฝ๋“œ mamongdeu mamon(g)de(u) Mamonde
์ˆจ37 sum37 sum37 Su:m37ยฐ
์„คํ™”์ˆ˜  seolhwasu solhwasu Sulwhasoo
๋‹ผํ„ฐ์ž๋ฅดํŠธ  dakt(e)o jare(u)te(u) dakt(e)o jareuteu Dr. Jart
ํ—ค๋ผ  hera hera Hera
์‹ธ์ด๋‹‰  ssainik ssainik Scinic
๋ธŒ์ด๋””์—˜  beuidiel bwi-di-el VDL
์—์Šค์˜์–ด  eseubbeueo esbbe(u)o Espoir
์ฐจ์•ค๋ฐ•ํ™”์žฅํ’ˆ  chaenbakhwa
cha-aen bakhwa
๋ฒคํŠผ  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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Lots of love,


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