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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.

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Friday at 12:44 am
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Hi Yamina!


Thank you for your posting.

Your name in Hangul would be [야미나(ya-mee-na)].

Hope you like your Hangul name. Thanks!


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Jiye

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Yamina
Friday at 4:43 am
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My name is Yamina, like ya, me, na. What's my name in Korean?

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Monday at 9:20 am
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Hi Riveth!


Thank you for your posting.


Your name in Hangul would be [리베스(ree-be-seu)].

Regarding 'V' sound, please see this lesson: 'F and V in Korean'.

(https://www.koreanclass101.com/lesson/absolute-beginner-questions-answered-by-jae-11-how-do-i-say-f-and-v-in-korean/)


Hope you like your Hangul name. Thanks!


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Riveth
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How do i say my name Riveth in Korean?


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Hello Atzi!


Thank you for your posting.

Your name in Hangul would be [아치(ah-chi)].

Hope you like your Hangul name. Thanks!


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Jiye

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A. Manzo
Wednesday at 1:51 am
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How would my name be said in Korean? My name is Atzi, but its not said like the word "at", but more like the word "ought".

Thank you, this was a great lesson.

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Hi Sisca,


Thank you for posting. To answer your question, your name would be written in Korean as 시스카.


안넹하세요--> 안녕하세요

저는 sisca ~ㅑ-->저는 시스카입니다. (저는 is a formal way of stating 'I', so you would use the formal ending 입니다)



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Lyn

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Sisca Setyani
Friday at 6:03 am
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안넹하세요

저는 sisca ~ㅑ

반가워요

ssaem, how would my name "sisca" written in hangul?

감사합니다

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Hello Ashley,


Thank you for your posting.

Your name in Hangul would be [애슐리(eh-shul-lee)].

Hope you like your Hangul name, see you around!


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Jiye

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Friday at 2:42 am
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Hi Cynthia,


Thank you for your posting!


Yes, you can say '신시아야.' to introduce yourself in informal way.

No worries, it does not sound weird. :)


Hope this helps you. Thank you!



Best,

Jiye

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