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Kakao map is the ultimate must-have map app, especially since Google Maps hardly works in Korea and can’t calculate any travel or transit. Instead, it’s Kakao to the rescue. It’s instant, flawless, and easy. Use it for accurate walking, bus, metro and driving directions, with real-time arrival updates.
Taxis are most everywhere, but for those times when you’re in a more rural location, or after midnight when public transit stops running, or when you just need a guaranteed ride - Kakao Taxi can be a lifesaver. It’s fast, easy, safe, and on time.
Kakao Talk is the most popular chat app in Korea. It’s free, fun, and emoji-filled. If you’re a K-drama fan, you’ll notice the characters texting each other constantly all day long. It’s a thing. Install the app, and make a user id, because people will ask you for it.
Papago is the easiest language translation app to use in Korea. It can translate the language based on contextual clues so that you receive more accurate language translations, and utilize its voice, conversation, and image functions.
Solve language barriers and learn more about Korean life and culture with the Naver Dictionary app. With a reference dictionary, text translation, and audio files, its a great all-in-one tool to have if you’re interested in learning more.