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Let's Learn Korean!: Lesson 6

Greetings and Farewells

One basic greeting in Korean takes care of "how do you do?", "how are you?", "good morning", "good afternoon", " good evening", and "hello"

In this lesson I will teach you some greeting and farewells. This lesson might be just a review for some of you.

Hello- 안녕하심니까 (annyeonghasimnikka) [an-niyong-hah-shim-ni-Ka]
안녕하세요 (annyeonghaseyo) [an-niyong-ha-seh-yo]
안녕 (annyeong) [an-niyong]

  • To respond properly, repeat the same phrase to the person who greets you, but add 네 (ne) [neh] to the beginning. For example, 네, 안녕하심니까? (ne, annyeonghasimnikka?) [neh, an-niyong-hah-shim-ni-Ka?]

Good night- 안녕히 주무세요 (annyeonghijumuseyo) [an-niyong-hee-joo-moo-seh-yo]
잘자요 (jaljayo) [chal-ja-yo]

Goodbye- 안녕히 가십시오 (annyeonghi gasipsio) [an-niyong-hee ga-ship-she-oh]
안녕 (annyeong) [an-niyong]


  • Saying goodbye in Korean requires knowing who is staying and who will be leaving. Goodbye is "have a good stay" or "go in peace".

  • If the speaker is leaving and the other people stay, the speaker says 안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghi gyeseyo) [an-niyong-hee-ge-seh-yo].

  • If the speaker stays and the others leave, the speaker can say 안녕히 가세요 (annyeonghi gaseyo) [an-niyong-hee-gah-seh-yo]

  • If all parties are leaving, everyone can say 안녕히 가세요 (annyeonghi gaseyo) [an-niyong-hee-gah-seh-yo]

See you later- 나중에 봐 (najunge bwa) [na-jung-eh bwa]

See you soon- 또 봐요 (tto bwayo) [toh-bwa-yo]

Have a good time- 즐거운 시간 되세요 (jeulgeoun sigan dwiseyo) [jul-go-un she-gan-dwi-seh-yo]

Have a nice trip- 좋은 여행을했습니다 (joheun yeohaengeulhaessseubnida) [jo-hun-yo-heng-gul-haes-soob-ni-da]
Good Morning- 안녕히 주무셨어요 (annyeonghi jumusyeosseoyo) [an-niyong-hee-joo-moo syo-sso-yo]

Hello{when answering the phone}- 여보 세요 (yeobo seyo) [yo-boh-seh-yo]

How are you?- 잘 지냈어요? (jal jinaesseoyo) [jal ji-ness-oh-yo]

See you tomorrow- 내일 봐요 (naeil bwayo) [ne-eel bwa-yo]

Long time no see- 오래간만이에요 (oraeganmanieyo) [oh-re-gan-mani-eh-yo]

Nice to meet you- 만나서 반갑슴니다 (mannaseo pangapsumnida) [man-na-so-pang-kap-soom-ni-da]

Nice to meet you, too- 저도 만나서 반갑슴니다 (jodo mannaseo pangapsumnida) [cho-do man-na-so pang-kap-soom-ni-da]

You guys now learned how to say Korean greetings and farewells. Try it with you friends sometimes.

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