How to say excuse me (to get past) in Korean: Jamsimanyo.

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How to say excuse me (to get past) in Korean: Jamsimanyo.

Learning Korean for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say excuse me (to get past) in Korean: Jamsimanyo.
Say it out loud: “Jam Shi Man Yo.

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Some more helpful words in our Korean Courtesy/Questions category:

...the bathroom – ...Hwajangsil  (…Hwa Jang Shil)
come with me – Iri Oseyo.  (Ee Ri Oh Se Yo.)
do you speak english? – Yeongeo Hal Jul Aseyo?  (Young Uh Hal Jool Ah Se Yo?)
excellent – Aju Johayo.  (Ah Joo Jo Ah Yo.)
excuse me – Sillyehapnida.  (Shil Le Ham Ni Da.)
excuse me (to get past) – Jamsimanyo.  (Jam Shi Man Yo.)
good / bad – Johayo. / Nappayo.  (Jo Ah Yo. / Na Bba Yo.)
how do you say…? – …Ga Mwoyeyo?  (…Ga Mo Ae Yo?)
how much is this? – Igeoneun Eolmayeyo?  (Ee Go Nun Uhl Ma Ae Yo?)
maybe – Amado  (Ah Ma Do)
no problem – Gwaenchanhayo.  (Gwen Chan Ah Yo.)
please – Butakhaeyo.  (Boo Taak Hae Yo.)
sorry – Mianhapnida.  (Mi An Ham Ni Da.)
thank you – Gamsahapnida.  (Gam Sa Ham Ni Da.)
thanks – Gomawoyo.  (Go Ma Wo Yo.)
what is that? – Jeogeoneun Mwoyeyo?  (Jo Go Nun Mo Ae Yo?)
where is… – …Ga Eodiipnikka?  (…Ga Uh Dee Im Ni Ka?)
yes / no – Ne / Aniyo  (Ne / Ah Nee Yo.)
you are welcome – Cheonmaneyo.  (Chun Man Ae Yo.)

And here’s how to say excuse me (to get past) in other languages!

Arabic–Al Mahzera  (al mah ze ra)
Chinese–Qǐng Ràng Yīxià  (Ching Rang Ee Shya)
Croatian–oprostite  (oh pro stee tay)
Czech–Dovolíte?  (do vo LEE teh?)
Finnish–anteeksi  (an teh ex ih)
French–Pardon  (pahr dohn)
German–entschuldigung  (in shool dee gung)
Italian–permesso  (pair meh so)
Japanese–Sumimasen  (Soo Mee Mah Senn)
Korean–Jamsimanyo.  (Jam Shi Man Yo.)
Polish–przepraszam  (pshe pra' sham)
Portuguese–Com Licença!  (kohm lee sen sa!)
Russian–prostite  (prah stee tye)
Spanish–perdón  (pear dōn)
Swahili–nipishe  (nee pee sheh)
Thai–Kho Thot  (kaw TOAT)
Turkish–lütfen  (loot fahn)
Vietnamese–Xin Lổi  (Sin Loy)

When away on tour especially away in a native land you will encounter situations where you will need to get to a place but due to overcrowded streets or roads this may not happen without bumping into people's shoulders. The use of a courtesy word such as "excuse me (to get past)" (Jamsimanyo.) will come in handy to avoid appearing rude to the native residents. Get instant access to the Korean Language Set.

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Biography: Jung-Eun was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. She has a Master's degree in Translation and Localization Management and is currently working as a project manager at a translation company.
Born: Seoul, Korea
Location: Seoul, Korea

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