3

I will be traveling to Jeju-do soon.
How much Jeju dialect can I expect to hear (or overhear)?
And what are the most common phrases or words that I might hear or see?

4
  • Jeju dialect is almost gone and nobody uses it unless among Jeju people themselves. You will never hear it unless you specifically ask Jeju people to speak it.
    – user7
    Jul 12 '16 at 9:52
  • 1
    @Rathony I think OP is asking how much Jeju dialect is spoken among Jeju natives, rather than how much the natives will use it to talk to OP.
    – busukxuan
    Jul 12 '16 at 11:48
  • 1
    @busukxuan "Jeju dialect is almost gone and nobody uses it" is to "How much can I expect to hear?". "unless among Jeju people themselves" is to "How much can I expect to overhear? :-)
    – user7
    Jul 12 '16 at 11:53
  • My one friend from Jeju was very hard to understand in both Korean and English. I don't know if his accent was typical or his personal idiosyncracy. Jul 14 '16 at 2:11
3

The phrase you might be most likely to hear is 혼저 옵서예, which is the 제주 equivalent of '어서 오세요'.

enter image description here

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.