Annyong haseyo! you say, and gently nod a greeting to your new, han-guk ch'in-gu, who comments on how well you speak Korean. You modestly reply chal mot'aeyo.
With this phrasebook, you can chat with your hosts in the minbak, let your hair down and sing along in a noraebang, or enjoy the stories of friendly farmers and mysterious monks as they guide you around. With a few words in the local language, you'll be savouring Korea's disarming hospitality at its best.