web analytics

How to Say Beer in Korean

A lot of people love beer. It’s no different in Korea. Although soju is the number one alcohol in Korea, people love their beer here. Beer in the Korean language is simply 맥주 (maek-ju).

When I first arrived in Korea in 2009, the only brands of beer you could find here were the major Korean brands like Cass and Hite (which are terrible IMO). Craft beers were unheard of, and the only foreign beers you could find would be be at pubs and bars and they were expensive.

Now, you can find huge selections of beers at the local and big chain marts. Most restaurants that serve strictly Korean food however still mainly serve Cass and Hite.

The best combination is of course chicken and beer. This combination is called 치맥 (chi-maek) which is a combination of 킨 and 주.

Ordering beer

If you are at a restaurant and you want to order a beer, you would say:

맥주 한 병 주세요 (maek-ju han byeong ju-se-yo) = Please give me a bottle of beer.

The word 한  in this sentence means ‘one’ and 병 means bottle. So if you wanted two bottles, you would say 두 병 instead and so on.

If you just want a glass, then you would say:

맥주 한 잔 주세요 (maek-ju han jan ju-se-yo) = Please give me a glass of beer. 잔 in this case means ‘glass’.

피맥 is also another food combination you should know. It’s a combination of 자 and 주.

Many Korean enjoy going to what they call hofs (호프) to drink beer. Also, if you’re ever in Korean during the summer, a rite of passage is sitting outside of a GS25 or CU (convenience stores) and having a beer late at night. It’s something I also like to do from time to time to just sit back, relax and enjoy the summer breeze.

If you drink beer, what’s your favorite brand? Let us know in the comments!

 



Learning Korean is Easy when You Have this Starter Pack

Learning the Korean language can seem like a big task at first, but the way you learn can make it a simple and fun experience.

Whether you want to understand basic words in K-pop or K-dramas, impress your Korean friends, or simply learn more about Korean culture, the Korean Language Starter Pack will help you quickly learn and remember the most commonly used Korean words and phrases today.

What’s Inside?

• Infographic Compilation – More than 160 Korean infographics that help you quickly learn common words and phrases.

• Review Flashcards – Easily learn and review 600 must-know Korean words with printable front and back flashcards.

• Cheat Sheets – 17 printable Korean word lists that ensure you always have access to the most commonly used Korean words.

• Weekly Vocabulary Guide – Kickstart your Korean vocabulary with 16 value-packed lessons that you can conveniently complete at your own pace.

*Bonus - Free updates for life!

Receive all future updates by e-mail when they are released, as well as a bonus printable poster from our store! Simply email us with your order number and the name of the poster you would like.

Immediately after purchase, a zip file will be available for instant download. Remember, this is a digital file that will conveniently be sent to you right away (not a physical book).

Happy Learning!