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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.

Tuesday at 8:41 am
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Hi Faris,

Thanks for commenting. Unfortunately, we cannot ‘make’ a Korean name for you—people will probably call you 파리스 as it is your given name–but there are fun apps that you can use (that create a name based on your birthday) that you use to make a Korean name of your own—and we also have a blog post on Korean names coming up soon so please keep an eye out for it.
Sorry we could not be more of help.

Sincerely,
Lyn
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Faris
Thursday at 11:47 pm
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Hi it is me again, Faris.

Thank you for replying my previous question. Can I ask if there is any Korean name that is suitable for me? The meaning of my full name is ‘admirable horseman’.

Thank you..

Thursday at 11:32 pm
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Hi Faris,

Thanks for commenting. Like you said, as there is no equivalent to the ‘F’ sound in Korean, you would write your name as 파리스.

Please let us know if you have any other inquiries.

Best,
Lyn
Team KoreanClass101.com

Faris
Wednesday at 9:21 pm
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Hi
My name is Faris. The ‘a’ sound like the ‘a’ in far. There is no ‘f’ sound in Korean so should I write it like 파리스? Or is there any other way to write it?

Saturday at 1:27 pm
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Hi Iris,

Thanks for commenting. If your name is pronounced as such, it would be written in Korean as ‘이리스’.
Please let us know if you have any other inquiries.

Sincerely,
Lyn
Team KoreanClass101.com

Iris
Thursday at 8:27 pm
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안녕하세요,
My name is Iris, but not with an ai sound in the beginning but an 이. Would it be 이리스 then? And 이리스이에요 to introduce myself? Thank you😄

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Carmen
TUESDAY AT 1:25 PM
Hi Carla,

Thank you for posting. To answer your question, your name, Carmen, would be written in Korean as 칼라 and romanized as kal-la.

Hello Carmen,

Thanks for commenting. There are various endings that can go with your name. ‘입니다’’ is the most polite way to introduce yourself (and you can never go wrong with being polite!😄)
Another polite(but not ‘as’ polite as ‘imnida’ would be ‘이에요’:

카르멘이에요.

And finally, the most informal way to introduce yourself (if it is a very casual meet up with your peers/friends/friends of friends), you could say.

카르멘이야

Hope this was of help!
Sincerely,
Lyn
Team KoreanClass101.com

감사합니다!

Tuesday at 1:25 pm
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안녕하세요!
My name is Carmen. What would be the right ending for my name? Also, I was told that ‘입니다'’ can be added to the end of your name when you introduce yourself, is that true?

감사합니다!

Carla
Tuesday at 12:00 pm
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Hello. My name is Carla. How is that written and in Korean?

Monday at 11:13 am
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Hello Samantha,

Thank you for your kind comment.
We’re glad to hear that you found the lesson fun! ❤️️
Please check the rest of the series as well:
https://www.koreanclass101.com/category/learn-korean-in-three-minutes-video/

Cheers,
Lena
Team KoreanClass101.com