How do you ask for someone's shoe size in Korean?

I've heard it before at bowling allies.

I think it is something like: 몇 씨이에요?

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I think what you heard is "몇 신어요?", literally "What size do you wear?".

A more general phrase would be "신발 사이즈가 어떻게 되세요?" "What is your shoe size?"

In banmal, "신발 몇 신어?" / "신발 사이즈 얼마야?"


You could have heard "몇 사이즈예요?" or "몇 사이즈이에요?"

The noun 사이즈 is pronounced as [싸이즈] and it is very broadly used for sizes for your clothes and shoes.

Other expressions include

신발 사이즈가 몇이에요?

신발 치수가 몇이에요?

You can replace '몇이예요?' with '어떻게 되세요?'

  • I wonder if "치" can be used by itself? That would be pretty close to what I think I heard.
    – Leftium
    Sep 18, 2016 at 6:23
  • @Leftium No, it doesn't make any sense.
    – user7
    Sep 18, 2016 at 6:31

The phrase I was looking for was just: "몇이에요?"

The ㅊ was promoted to the next syllable, making it sound like there was another word there. I guess the object (mm) is implied from the context.

Source: Native Korean friend. (Note: his first response was something like "신발 사이즈가 어떻게 되세요?")

  • You can also use '얼마' instead of '몇' in this case: 신발 사이즈 얼마에요?
    – Jake
    Sep 24, 2016 at 8:47

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