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Today, we’ll introduce the parting expressions for the appropriate situations. Parting expressions in Korean differ according to who is leaving and who is staying. Let’s go over the one when you are the one leaving the party. Good bye in this situation is 안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghi gyeseyo.) One time slowly, 안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghi gyeseyo.) and by syllable, 안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghi gyeseyo.) 안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghi gyeseyo.) Now the first part of the phrase, as we learned, means “peace.” Remember? 안녕히 (annyeonghi.) Or in this form, “peacefully.” So let’s hear one more time. 안녕히 (annyeonghi.) 안녕히 (annyeonghi.) And by syllable, 안녕히 (annyeonghi.)
The second part of the phrase is 계세요 (gyeseyo) which means "to stay" or "be." One time slowly, it’s 계세요 (gyeseyo) . And now breaking it down it’s 계세요 (gyeseyo) So altogether, 안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghi gyeseyo.) This translates into “Stay peacefully” or “be at peace.”
Now the other situation when someone is leaving you or leaving the group at the party, and you are the one staying. The phrase to use here is 안녕히 가세요 (annyeonghi gaseyo). One time slowly, 안녕히 가세요 (annyeonghi gaseyo). And now by syllable. 안녕히 가세요 (annyeonghi gaseyo).
The first part is the same, “peace.” But just for the sake of memorization, let’s go over again. 안녕히 (annyeonghi). 안녕히 (annyeonghi). 안녕히 (annyeonghi). And now the second part of the phrase is 가세요 (gaseyo.) Slowly, it’s 가세요 (gaseyo.) And now by syllable, 가세요 (gaseyo.) This means “go.” So together, what does that spell? “Go in peace.” Now, isn’t that an awesome way to say Goodbye? I’m telling you we Koreans, we love “peace.” peace peace peace peace. Set the whole DMZ, North Korean nuke thing and.. anyway.
We have one last situation for you to figure out. Which parting do you think is appreciate for a situation where both parties are leaving each other? I’ll give you a hint. No one is staying. Did you get it? That’s right. It’s a second one. 안녕히 가세요 (annyeonghi gaseyo). Since both parties are leaving, they will say “go in peace.” And lastly, let’s do causal parting.
For the first one, “stay in peace” is 잘 있어. (jal isseo.) It’s the same meaning as the 안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghi gyeseyo.) but it’s in a casual form. So let’s listen again. 잘 있어. (jal isseo.) Slowly, 잘 있어. (jal isseo.) And now by syllable 잘 있어. (jal isseo.) 잘 있어. (jal isseo.)
Remember, this is a causal, so it’s only used with close friends. Or maybe to little children if you like.
And the causal when you are the one leaving or both parties are leaving is 잘 가 (jal ga.) Slowly 잘 가 (jal ga.) And now by syllable, 잘 가 (jal ga.) 잘 가 (jal ga.) And the last last last one I promise, this one is just an easy way to say Hello and Good bye. Once again, it’s a casual so only with close friends. 안녕 (annyeong) One time slowly. 안녕 (annyeong) And by syllable, 안녕 (annyeong). 안녕 (annyeong)
Okay, to close out today’s lesson, we’d like you to practice what yoU’ve learned. I’ll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you will be responsible to shout it out aloud. You will have a few seconds before I give you the answers. So 파이팅.
So the formal Goodbye when someone is leaving your party is.. - 안녕히 가세요 (annyeonghi gaseyo).안녕히 가세요 (annyeonghi gaseyo).
The formal when someone is staying and you are leaving is.. 안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghi gyeseyo.) 안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghi gyeseyo.)
The casual for when you are leaving the party is.. 잘 있어. (jal isseo.) 잘 있어. (jal isseo.)
And the causal when either both parties are leaving or you are leaving is 잘 가 (jal ga.) 잘 가 (jal ga.)
The general way to say Goodbye and hello in a causal way is.. 안녕 (annyeong). 안녕 (annyeong)

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KoreanClass101.com
Wednesday at 6:30 pm
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Let’s practice “안녕히 계세요, 안녕히 가세요. ” :)

Tuesday at 12:20 pm
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Hi Colin,

Thanks for always helping out!

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Lyn
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Tuesday at 12:20 pm
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Hi Nancy,

Thanks for posting. The consonant ‘o’ is used as a placeholder, meaning when it is used in front of a vowel, you will just pronounce the vowel sound (unless it is used as a batchim, or words that end with a consonant, and then it will take on the ‘ng’ sound’. So you are actually pronouncing the vowel ㅏ, which is why 안 sounds like an. Same goes for 요–the ‘o’ is a placeholder and you are just pronouncing ‘ㅛ’(yo). (I am assuming you are asking for the pronunciation for 안녕하세요, please correct me if I am wrong).
Hope this was of help!

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Lyn
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Nancy Cordero
Tuesday at 10:49 am
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Thanks Colin….

Colin
Saturday at 8:19 am
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Nancy,
I don’t quite get what you are alluding to. It’s easier to just learn how to read and write in Korean first then to learn using romanisation. Shouldn’t take long too master. give it a week of practice

Nancy Cordero
Saturday at 7:45 am
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:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
Omgosh I’m having a great time with this. I have a question though. Why is “ng”/the letter “O” in front of words that begin with a “A” like annyeong? There are others, but I’ll get to those soon enough.

I’m learning to write the words with the vowels and consonants​ for recognition and reading. It’s like a puzzle I get to figure out.

Tuesday at 7:24 pm
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Chloe
Monday at 7:53 pm
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Hello… I wanted to ask why can’t I hear the lessons from basic greetings or goodbye ?
Thank you

Tuesday at 10:26 pm
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Hi Phillip, Colin,

Thank you for posting. Phillip, like Colin pointed out, 안녕히 계십시오 is a very polite way of saying goodbye (when you are leaving), so in formal situations it would be more natural to use this phrase.

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Lyn
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Colin
Tuesday at 1:00 pm
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Not weird. More formal. S/he was also in a business setting (instructor/student/client). And it is for when you are leaving and he other person is staying. For the opposite you say 안녕히 가십시오

Phillip
Tuesday at 10:54 am
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I have a question

In Taekwondo, my instructor told me the respectful way of saying goodbye is “안녕히 계십시오”

I’m just wondering if this can still be used towards people and it’s not weird.

Thank you.