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Welcome to KoreanClass101.com’s 삼분 한국어. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Korean.
안녕하세요. 에이미에요. 반가워요. Hi, I'm Amy. Nice to meet you. In this series “삼분한국어”, we’re going to learn basic Korean expressions.
It’s super easy and it takes only three minutes!
First of all, you're going to learn how to introduce yourself in Korean. There are a few different ways to do it depending on how formal you want to be.
Let’s first look at an informal way to introduce yourself.
안녕. 에이미야. 반가워. Hi, I’m Amy. nice to meet you.
[slowly] 안녕. 에이미야. 반가워.
Here, 안녕 means ‘Peace’. So literally you say ‘Peace’ to say Hello in Korean.
Next you can say your name, then add the sentence ending particle 야. My name is 에이미, so I say 에이미야.
Finally you say 반가워. 반가워 means ‘Nice to meet you’.
Now you try it:
Start by saying, 안녕. Then, say your name, followed by 야. If your name is David, you can say
데이비드야. Finally, say 반가워.
안녕. 데이비드야. 반가워
Now let’s see a formal version.
안녕하세요. 에이미에요. 반가워요. Hi, I’m Amy. Nice to meet you.
[slowly] 안녕하세요. 에이미에요. 반가워요.
What has changed from the previous introduction?
Let’s take a close look at these together.
First, 안녕 has changed to 안녕하세요.
하세요 is the verb meaning 'to do'. If you add 하세요 next to 안녕, it becomes more formal and polite. 안녕하세요.
Next, you can replace the particle 야 with 에요. Both of them are sentence ending particles, and you can put them after nouns. But 야 is informal and 에요 is formal. So if you say 에이미에요 instead of 에이미야, you can introduce your name in more formal way.
Finally, 반가워요. Do you remember how to say ‘Nice to meet you’ in informal way? 반가워. Here, you can simply add the particle 요 at the end of the verb. Then it becomes formal. 요 is a particle that can make a sentence polite.
[slowly] 반가워요.
One more time. The formal way to introduce yourself is:
안녕하세요. 에이미이에요. 반가워요.
The informal way to introduce yourself is:
안녕. 에이미야. 반가워.
Now it’s time for Amy’s insights.
When you introduce yourself in Korea, it's polite to make a small bow. If you’re a guy, bow with your hands at your sides. If you’re a girl, bow with your hands clasped in front of you. Bow from the waist. You don't have to dip down very far.
Do you know how to say “thank you” in Korean? You’ll learn how to say this and many other words in the next lesson. 다음에 봐요! See you then!

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Let’s introduce yourself here in Korean.

Friday at 11:21 am
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Hi Hashan,

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Looking forward to seeing you often here.

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Thanks koreanclass101.com

Friday at 4:08 pm
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Hi Shinee,

Thank you for posting, and welcome to our website!
You must be a big fan of Shinee. :smile:
Please let us know if you have any questions!

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Shinee Palacios
Friday at 8:01 am
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안녕하세요. 샤이니예요. 반가워요.

Ainsley
Friday at 10:59 am
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So this is not pertaining to my own personal question, but I am assuming that Flore, the commentor below, was referring to the fact that Korean does not have an “f” or “v” sound, if that helps.

Thursday at 9:54 pm
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Hi Flore,

Thank you for the positive feedback, it means a lot to us! When you say the ‘F’ sound is non-existent, do you mean that your name is actually pronounced as ‘Lore’?
Having said that, the name ‘Flore’, if the ‘f’ sound is pronounced, would be written in Korean as ‘플로레(fleu-lo-re)’, and people would automatically write/pronounce it as such if they saw it on a document–so if you told native Koreans that your name is spelled ‘Flore’ but write it as if it were ‘Slore’(which would be written in Korean as 슬로레(seul-lo-re)), it will likely cause some confusion and you will probably have to explain every time the reason why it is written as ‘F’ but pronounced as ‘S’. And unless informed in advance, most will automatically write your name as ‘플로레’. :flushed:

Hope this answered your inquiry. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Lyn
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ftoune
Wednesday at 10:26 pm
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Hello,
My name is Flore (like the beginning of Florence - it’s French). I was wondering (because of the non existant F), if it would matter a lot if I used an “s” and not the usual “p” instead of the “f” sound (because it actually means something in French with the “p” sound that I don’t like).
So that would make “seu-leo-reu” ? How would you write it in Korean?
Thank you very much for your answer, and for all those great videos and classes ! Keep up the good work! :thumbsup:
Flore

Tuesday at 9:28 pm
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Hi Danesha,

Thanks for posting. You can see Amy bowing at the 3:27 mark.

Cheers,
Lyn
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Danesha Wesley
Tuesday at 7:35 am
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I couldnt see the bow :(

Wednesday at 7:03 pm
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Hi Fer,

Thank you for posting. To answer your question, Koreans usually use the consonants ㅍ or ㅎ for ‘F’. Having said that, your name, Fernanda, would be written in Korean as 페르난다.

Hello Lakarra,

Thanks for commenting. The name LaKarra would be written in Korean as ‘라카라’, and Karra as ‘카라’.

Please let us know if you have any other inquiries!
Best,
Lyn
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