Korean Banking Vocabulary – Useful Words to Know

Banking Vocabulary in Korean


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If you ever come to South Korea to live for an extended period of time, you’ll need a bank account. You’ll also need to interact with the bank workers for help with your deposits, security, and other transactions on occasion. This is a part 1 for this series. These words will be useful to you!

Here are the words and some example sentences for each:

은행원

Paul은 은행원이다. (Pauleun eun-haeng-wo-ni-da) = Paul is a bank teller/worker.

은행원이세요? (eun-haeng-wo-ni-se-yo) = Are you a bank teller?

계좌

나는 은행 계좌가 없다. (na-neun eun-haeng gye-jwa-ga eop-tta) = I don’t have a bank account.

어디서 은행 계좌를 개설할 수 있나요? (eo-di-seo eun-haeng gye-jwa-reul kkae-seol-hal ssu in-na-yo) = Where can I open a bank account?

계좌번호

계좌번호 알고 계세요? (gye-jwa-beon-ho al-kko gye-se-yo) = Do you know the account number?

계좌번호는 여기 있어요. (gye-jwa beon-ho-neun yeo-gi i-sseo-yo) = Here is my account number.

수표

수표로 500만 월을 받았다. (su-pyo-ro 500man wo-reul ppa-dat-tta) = I received a 5,000 thousand dollar check.

이 수표를 현금으로 바꿔주세요. (i su-pyo-reul hyeon-geu-meu-ro ba-kkwo-ju-se-yo) = Please cash this check.

체크카드

ATM이 내 체크카드를 먹었어요. (ATM nae che-keu-ka-deu-reul meo-geo-sseo-yo)

난 체크카드가 없어요. (nan che-keu-ka-deu-ga eop-sseo-yo) = I don’t have a check card.

예금(하다)

이 은행에 예금 하고 싶어요. (i eun-haeng-e ye-geum ha-go si-peo-yo) = I’d like to deposit money into this bank.

난 예금할 돈이 필요하다. (nan ye-geum-hal tto-ni pi-ryo-ha-da) = I needed the money for a deposit.

인출(하다)

나는 현금을 좀 인출해야 한다. (na-neun hyeon-geu-meul jjom in-chul-hae-ya han-da) = I have to withdraw some money.

그는 은행에서 돈을 인출했다. (geu-neun eun-haeng-e-seo do-neul in-chul-haet-tta) = He withdrew money from the bank.

투자

많은 돈을 투자 하고 있어요. (ma-neun do-neul tu-ja ha-go i-sseo-yo) = I’m investing a lot of money.

그것은 좋은 투자인 것 같다. (geu-geo-seun jo-eun tu-ja-in geot kkat-tta) = It looks like a sound investment.

대출

나는 대출을 신청했다. (na-neun dae-chu-reul ssin-cheong-haet-tta) = I asked for a loan.

그는 대출을 받아서 차를 샀다. (geu-neun dae-chu-reul ppa-da-seo cha-reul ssat-tta) = He took out a loan and bought a van.



Whether you want to understand basic words in K-pop or K-dramas, impress your Korean friends, or simply deepen your connection to the Korean culture, the Korean Language Starter Pack ensures that you quickly learn and retain the most commonly used Korean words and phrases today. Click here to learn more.