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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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KoreanClass101.com
Tuesday at 1:04 am
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Hi Priyaa,


Thanks for posting. You can use both phrases, the only difference is the level of politeness--the former is more polite in comparison to the latter, which is considered more 'informal-formal'.


Cheers,

Lyn


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Hi Paul,


Thank you for posting. The only difference is in the level of formality--imnida is more polite than 'ieyo/yeyo', which is the 'informal-formal' way of saying something.


'ya'--> informal

'ieyo/yeyo'-->informal formal

'imnida' -->formal


Hope this was of help!

Best,

Lyn

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Hannah
Sunday at 6:11 am
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안녕하세요, 저는 한나이에요. 반가워요.

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Gina
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안녕 하세유 Gina-야 반가오ㅓ요

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Friday at 8:09 pm
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Hi Phoebe,


Nice to meet you!


Looking forward to seeing you often here.


@Julia,


Please check out this series to learn all of the Hangul characters and how to write them:

https://www.koreanclass101.com/lesson-library/learn-hangul-hana-hana-hangul/


In case of any questions, please feel free to contact us.


@Euoshy,


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Let us know if you have any questions.


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Phoebe
Friday at 4:26 pm
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안녕. 페베야. 반가워.

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Julia
Friday at 5:57 am
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they write things in korean but i can't even read it :))

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Mjfpena
Thursday at 2:37 am
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annyeony, Marc- ya bangawo

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Sarina
Wednesday at 4:10 pm
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Hey I love how you guys teach us Korean it's amazing keep up the good work


But I have a Question how do I write my name in Hangul?

My name is Sarina.


Hope you can help me :)

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Mason
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Annyeong


Mason-ya bangawoyo


did i do that correctly??