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Hi everyone, I am Jaehwi Lee. In this video, we will be talking about Top 25 Korean Phrases. Okay, let’s see what we have first.
1. 안녕하세요. (annyeonghaseyo) Hello. 
This is the greeting that you can use for the formal situation. When you meet someone for the first time, you can say 안녕하세요 만나서 반갑습니다. (annyeonghaseyo, mannaseo bangabseubnida.) Which means “hello, it’s nice to meet you”. Or with your friend, you can just say 안녕(annyeong ) without 하세요(haseyo), just to say hello to your friend.
2. 여보세요. (yeoboseyo.) Hello on the phone. 
You have to use a different phrase when you want to say hello on the phone. So say 여보세요. (yeoboseyo.) 여보세요. (yeoboseyo.) That’s – so you can’t say 안녕하세요. (annyeonghaseyo) when you are talking on the phone. It sounds weird.
3. 오랜만이에요. (oraenmanieyo) long time no see. 
When you just do a shopping in the department store and you see someone that you haven’t met for a long time, you can just say 오랜만이에요. (oraenmanieyo) to mean long time no see or with friend, you can say 오랜만이야. (oraenmaniya) “long time no see”.
4. 안녕히 주무세요. (annyeonghi jumuseyo.) Goodnight. 
Actually it literally means “please sleep well”. So you can use this phrase only with someone who is living together with you, like your parents. So to your parents, 안녕히 주무세요. (annyeonghi jumuseyo). So at night, you can say 안녕히 주무세요. (annyeonghi jumuseyo.). Then your parents should be zzzz and then you will be zzzz.
5. 잘 자 (jal ja) goodnight. 
So 잘 자 (jal ja) is informal way to say goodnight. So to your wife, to your husband, brother, sister you can just say 잘 자. (jal ja) and then you can just go back to sleep.
6. 안녕히 계세요. (annyeonghi gyeseyo.) Goodbye.
There are two ways to say goodbye. This one is the one that you can use when you leave. Let’s say you are invited to someone’s house. You had a really great time, you leave. In that case, you can say 안녕히 계세요. (annyeonghi gyeseyo.)
7. 안녕히 가세요. (annyeonghi gaseyo.) Goodbye. 
Let’s say you are the host of the party and you invited everyone to your home, had a really great time and then everyone is leaving now, you want to say 안녕히 가세요. (annyeonghi gaseyo.) because you will stay, everyone else is leaving. For example, you can say 안녕히 가세요. 와 주셔서 감사합니다. (annyeonghi gaseyo, wa jusyeoseo gamsahabnida.) which means “goodbye, thank you for coming”.
8. 만나서 반가워요. (mannaseo bangawoyo.) Nice to meet you. 
When you meet someone for the first time, you can say 안녕하세요. (annyeonghaseyo) then say 만나서 반가워요. (mannaseo bangawoyo.) or if someone is younger than you, you can just say 만나서 반가워 (mannaseo bangawo) in informal way. So for those who just watch the video for me for the first time, let me say 만나서 반가워요. (mannaseo bangawoyo.)
9. 모르겠어요. (moreugesseoyo.) I do not know. 
Let’s say on the street, you’re in Seoul, someone ask you something Korean you don’t know, you have no idea what he is talking about, then you can simply say 모르겠어요. (moreugesseoyo.) I do not know. In informal way 모르겠어. (moreugesseo.)
10. 감사합니다. (gamsahamnida.) thank you. 
Let’s say you got a gift and you can say 선물감사합니다.(seonmul gamsahamnida.) thank you for the gift. So you can just simply say 감사합니다. (gamsahamnida.) or the noun plus 감사합니다. (gamsahamnida.) to mean thank you for something.
11. 고맙습니다. (gomapsseumnida.) thank you. 
You can say 감사합니다. (gamsahamnida.) or 고맙습니다. (gomapsseumnida.) to say thank you but if you want to make it sound more friendly, you can say 고맙습니다. (gomapsseumnida.) 선물고맙습니다.(seonmul gomapsseumnida.) Thank you for the gift. 초대감사합니다 (chodae gamsahamnida.) Thank you for the invitation.
12. 잠깐만 기다려 주세요 (jamkkanman gidaryeo juseyo.) wait a moment please. 
Let’s say you are late and you see your boss is about to leave 잠깐만 기다려 주세요 (jamkkanman gidaryeo juseyo.)
13. 죄송합니다. (joesonghamnida) Sorry 
죄송합니다. (joesonghamnida)
14. 미안합니다. (mianhamnida) Sorry.
Don’t use this when you make a big mistake but if it is not big, then you can just say 미안합니다. (mianhamnida) that’s enough. So when you bump on someone on the street, then you can say this. 미안합니다. (mianhamnida) Because it is not a big mistake.
15. 알겠습니다 (algesseumnida) I understand. 
So let’s say you made a huge mistake at your company and your boss will be like *hajhdgahisdjajdn* you can say – after listening to everything, you can say 알겠습니다 (algesseumnida) I understand. 선생님, 질문 있어요. 선생님 이름이 뭐예요? (seonsaengnim, jilmun iss-eoyo. seonsaengnim ileum-i mwoyeyo?) Teacher, I have a question. What is your name? 알겠습니다 (algesseumnida) I understand.
16. 다녀오세요. (jal danyeooseyo.) Have a good journey. 
You can say that to those who are going to take a big trip, but usually we also use that to a father who is about to go to work and then we just say 다녀오세요. (jal danyeooseyo.)
17. 좋은 하루 되세요 (joeun haru doeseyo. ) have a nice day. 
다녀오세요. (jal danyeooseyo.) literally means “please go out and come back safely”. So you can say only when someone is leaving and you are staying in and waiting for that person.
18. 이름이 뭐예요? (ireumi mwoyeyo?) What’s your name?
이름이 뭐예요? (ireumi mwoyeyo?) 이름이 뭐예요? (ireumi mwoyeyo?) What’s your name? 재휘예요. (jaehwi yeyo.) I’m Jaehwi. 네. (ne.) I see. 이름이 뭐예요? (ireumi mwoyeyo?) 재휘입니다. (jaehwi ibnida) I’m Jaehwi. 아, 알겠습니다. (a, algessseubnida.) Oh, I see.
19. 제 이름은 ___입니다 (je ireumeun ___imnida.) My name is _____.
제 이름은 이재휘입니다. (je ireumeun i-jaehwi imnida.) My name is Lee Jaehwi. 안녕(annyeong )
20. 어서 오세요. (eoseo oseyo.) welcome. 
So you got into the store and you will hear 어서 오세요 (eoseo oseyo) or 어서 오세요 (eoseo oseyo) or you got a guest coming into your place and you can say 어서 오세요 (eoseo oseyo) welcome.
21. 실례합니다. (sillyehamnida.) Excuse me. 
You have to catch your boss and you have to go through the crowd, then you have to say 실례합니다. (sillyehamnida.)실례합니다. (sillyehamnida.)실례합니다. (sillyehamnida.)실례합니다. (sillyehamnida.). When you want to ask a question, you can also say 실례합니다. (sillyehamnida.) then your question.
22. 잘 먹겠습니다 (jal meogetsseumnida.) I will eat well. 
Thank you for the meal. You are at the restaurant, you got a lot of food and you are about to eat. Before you ate, you have to say 잘 먹겠습니다 (jal meogetsseumnida.) even if you are alone, you have to say 잘 먹겠습니다 (jal meogetsseumnida.).
23. 잘 먹었습니다. (jal meogeotsseumnida ) I ate well.
Thank you for the meal. When you leave a restaurant, you can say 잘 먹었습니다. (jal meogeotsseumnida ) to the staff to say thank you for the meal.
24. 맛있게 드세요. (masitge deuseyo) Bon appétit! 
Let’s say, this is the food that I made with seaweed, huge seaweed! 맛있게 드세요. (masitge deuseyo) 맛있게 드세요. (masitge deuseyo) 잘 먹겠습니다 (jal meogetsseumnida.) I am hungry.
25. 이거 얼마예요? (igeo eolmayeyo?) How much is this? 
So you go shopping, you found the item you are really wanting to have and then you can say 이거 얼마예요? (igeo eolmayeyo?). 저거 얼마예요? (jeogeo eolmayeyo?) 그거 얼마예요? (geugeo eolmayeyo?) Then you get the price, but don’t accept that. You have to try the discount. Say 깎아 주세요 (kkakk-a juseyo) “Please give me a discount” to get your discount.
That’s all top 25 Korean phrases. Thank you for watching and please make sure to subscribe 좋은 하루 되세요 (joeun haru doeseyo.) have a nice day.

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Tuesday at 6:30 pm
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Which phrase do you like the most?

Tuesday at 10:16 am
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Hi Yanne,

Thank you for posting. While both 감사합니다 and 고맙습니다 are both polite ways of saying ‘thank you’, 감사합니다 is a Sino-Korean way of saying thank you (감사 is a Sino-Korean, or Chinese based Korean word), and is considered more ‘formal’(for example, if you were thanking someone at work you would use this phrase). 고맙습니다 is a pure Korean word (consisting of Hangul characters), and is usually used in more ‘informal’ situations (for example, when you are thanking someone you know personally).

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Yanne
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What’s the difference between the two sorry’s given?

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oh .. i can’t use PDF Lesson Notes ..can you help me !!

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Hi, could u please slow down a little bit? It is hard for beginners to follow.

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안녕하세요!
Hello!

I’m really enjoying these lessons, especially the chibi characters that you pair with the words. Can you help me add these to the vocabulary flashcards?

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Thank you for the phrases. I enjoy the video lessons the most. This helps a lot. :smile: