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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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KoreanClass101.com
Friday at 6:30 pm
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Let's introduce yourself here in Korean.

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Monday at 3:40 pm
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How do would my name be written in Korea

Michelle
Monday at 2:06 pm
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Wow i like the lesson notes. Idk if this is a really good wrbsite cuz it's my first day. Though so far in my opinion i think its fr8👏☺

Wiha
Monday at 11:39 am
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안녕wiha 야

Abby
Monday at 3:57 am
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How do you say Abby in Korean? Also, if I were a tourist, should I use the informal way, or the formal way?

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Thursday at 9:30 am
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Hi Lauren,


Thank you for posting. As your name in Korean would be written as 로렌(lo-ren) and it ends with a consonant, you would use 이야 rather than 야. Thus it would be:


안녕! 로렌이야. 반가워.


Cheers,

Lyn

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Wednesday at 12:43 pm
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Hi Irmi,


Thanks for posting. The difference between 반가워요 and 반갑습니다 is the level of formality. 반가워요 is considered informal formal (meaning you can use it to say 'nice to meet you' politely, but it is usually used in informal situations or in a more casual environment), and 반갑습니다 is the most formal/polite way to say 'nice to meet you'.

This is because of the sentence endings--'yo' is an informal formal sentence ending, and '~mnida' is considered formal/very polite. So please keep this in mind!


Hope this was of help.

Cheers,

Lyn

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Lauren
Wednesday at 3:21 am
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Annyeong! Lauren-ya. Bangawo 😄

Irmi
Monday at 8:23 pm
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안녕하세요!


Can you please explain to me, what's the difference between:


Bangawoyo and Bangapsibnida?


And between:


-eyo and -ibnida


Which ones are more formal?


Thank you so much!😊😊

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Monday at 7:26 am
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Hi Deborah!


Thank you for your comment.

Your name in Hangul would be 데보라(deh-bo-ra).

Feel free to ask if you have any other question. Thanks!


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Jiye

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Saturday at 1:01 am
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Hello Sofia,


Thanks for posting. Great job! Just keep in mind that as you used informal speech to say your name, you should keep the sentencesYou would write your introduction in Korean as:


안녕. 소피아야. 반가워.


Cheers,

Lyn

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