First, Korea invests heavily in English education. However, most Korean’s find it difficult to use what they learned.
The majority of Korean’s know “hello” and “good-bye.” About one-percent can say, “Hi. Top of the morning. I see you’re cycling. What a joyous day to be on two wheels.”
Picking up a few phrases goes a long way to bridge the gap and show respect to the people of Korea.
Secondly, it’s easier than you think. Hangul (한글), the written language born in Korea, is one of the most phonetic languages in the world. Unlike English, each letter makes only one sound. You can learn Hangul read in an afternoon.
Here are a few quick Korean language tips for your cycling trip across Korea.