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?

  • 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
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    @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
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    @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

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

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