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Common Ways to Say Hello

한국에서 자주 쓰이는 인사말
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Good afternoon.
안녕하세요 안녕하세요
annyeonghaseyo
Good afternoon.
Good evening.
안녕하세요 안녕하세요
annyeonghaseyo
Good evening.
저는 사람을 처음 만났을 때, "안녕"이라고 인사합니다.
Jeoneun sarameul cheoeum mannasseul ttae, "annyeong"irago insahamnida.
When I first meet someone, I like to say, "Hello."
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Good morning.
좋은 아침이에요 좋은 아침이에요
joeun achimieyo
Good morning.
How are you?
어떻게 지내세요? 어떻게 지내세요?
Eotteoke jinaeseyo?
How are you?
오랜만이네요. 어떻게 지내세요?
Oraenmanineyo. eotteoke jinaeseyo?
It's been a long time, how are you?
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Long time no see.
오랜만이에요. 오랜만이에요.
Oraenmanieyo.
Long time no see.
오랜만이에요. 잘 지내셨어요?
Oraenmanieyo. jal jinaesyeosseoyo?
It's been a long time. Have you been good?
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What's up?
잘 지내? 잘 지내?
jal jinae?
What's up?
How have you been?
어떻게 지내셨어요? 어떻게 지내셨어요?
eotteoke jinaesyeosseoyo?
How have you been?
It's nice to see you again.
다시 만나서 반가워요. 다시 만나서 반가워요.
Dasi mannaseo bangawoyo.
It's nice to see you again.
How's everything?
요즘 별일 없죠? 요즘 별일 없죠?
Yojeum byeoril eopjyo?
How's everything?
Hello!
안녕하세요. 안녕하세요.
Annyeonghaseyo.
Hello!
Yo!
어이! 어이!
Eoi!
Yo!
How's your day?
오늘 하루 잘 보내고 있어? 오늘 하루 잘 보내고 있어?
Oneul haru jal bonaego isseo?
How's your day?
Hey!
야! 야!
Ya!
Hey!
It's nice to meet you.
반가워요. 반가워요.
Bangawoyo.
It's nice to meet you.
How's it going?
어떻게 지내요? 어떻게 지내요?
Eotteoke jinaeyo?
How's it going?
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Monday at 3:43 pm
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Do you know any other way to say Hello in Korean? Leave a comment!

P.S. Check out Korean Greeting lesson:
https://www.koreanclass101.com/2015/06/24/3minute-korean-2-greetings/

Wednesday at 7:19 pm
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Hello srcbeaver,

Thank you for the positive feedback!
Please let us know if you have any other inquiries.

Sincerely,
Lyn
Team KoreanClass101.com

srcbeaver
Wednesday at 10:08 am
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:thumbsup:😄

Tuesday at 10:50 am
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Hi Rachel,

Thank you for posting, and your question is not stupid at all! We are here to help you out if you have any questions, so feel free to ask away anytime! 😄

And to answer your question, 이에요 is used without any emotions, and more of a statement, whereas ‘이네요’ implies mild surprise, which is stated almost casually. For example:

오랜만이에요 (It’s been a while.)
오랜만이네요 (Wow, it has been a while.)

Hope this made sense. Please let us know if you have any other inquiries!

Best,
Lyn
Team KoreanClass101.com

Rachel
Friday at 8:53 am
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I was just wondering what the difference is between 오랜만이에요 (Oraenmanieyo) vs 오랜만이네요 (Oraenmanineyo)? Is it a difference in the tense of the sentence/statement or have I just not gotten to the lesson that would answer my stupid question? ^^”

Wednesday at 5:58 pm
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Hello Aian,

Thank you for your question.
Unfortunately you can’t download the audios from this lesson, but you can download the main and review audio files from this one:
https://www.koreanclass101.com/2009/08/26/basic-greetings/
This lesson is also about greetings.
If you’re interested in learning more, please search the keywords ‘hello’ or ‘greetings’ in our search bar!

Sincerely,
Lena
Team KoreanClass101.com

Monday at 8:35 pm
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Hi Tana,

Thank you for posting.
Yes, you can use ‘밥 먹었어요?’ as a greeting only if you have met someone around breakfast/lunch/dinner time. Same goes for ‘어디 가니?’, which would only be used if you meet someone on the street/outside and you notice that they are on their way somewhere.

Sincerely,
Lyn
Team KoreanClass101.com

Aian
Sunday at 6:14 pm
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Can i download the audios?

Tana
Monday at 7:12 am
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Someone mentioned that asking 밥을 먹겄어요? (Have you eaten yet?) as well as 어디 가니? (Where are you going?) are also used as informal greetings. Is that true?

Friday at 7:17 pm
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Hi gb,

We use it often to call a friend : ) That’s a friendly expression.

Thank you for asking,

Jae
Team KoreanClass101.com

gb
Monday at 1:17 pm
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야 - Really? Not in a friendly context!