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안녕하세요. 에이미에요. 반가워요.
Hi everybody! I’m Amy.
Welcome to KoreanClass101.com’s 삼분 한국어. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Korean.
In the last lesson, we learned how to introduce ourselves in Korean. Today we’re going to learn how to use good manners as we thank people. Are you ready? Then let’s start!
There are several ways to thank someone. Let's start with the most common phrase:
감사합니다.
[slowly] 감사합니다.
감사합니다 means “I do thanks” or “thank you”.
To say "thank you very much," you just need to add 대단히 which means ‘very much’ or ‘greatly’:
대단히 감사합니다.
[slowly] 대단히 감사합니다.
대단히 means "greatly." So 대단히 감사합니다 is like saying “Thank you very much."
In the last lesson we saw that Korean has formal and informal ways of speaking. 감사합니다 is pretty formal. If you want to thank someone more casually, you can use a shorter phrase.
고마워.
[slowly] 고마워.
Let's break down those phrases. As in formal way of saying thank you, 감사 means "thanks" and 합니다 means "to do" in formal. so 감사합니다 means "I do thanks."
What if you want to be less formal? 감사, or “thanks,” can be used in only formal situations so just use a different verb.
That’s 고마워. It has the same meaning of ‘Thank you.’ but it’s more friendly.
When someone thanks you, how should you answer? There's no set response like "You're welcome" in English, but there are a few things that you can say
The first is:
아니에요.
[slowly] 아니에요.
You literally are saying “no,” but this is a common and informal way to respond to someone thanking you.You're telling the person that there's nothing to bother thanking you for.
There is another phrase that's used to respond to “thank you” in Korean:
천만에요.
[slowly] 천만에요.
But it's not used all that often. You're better off with 아니예요 in most situations.
Now it’s time for Amy’s insights.
감사합니다 sounds formal. 고마워 sounds informal. What if you want to sound kind of formal but still kind of friendly? In that case, you can upgrade the informal 고마워 to 고마워요. You see, you simply add 요 at the end. 요 is the sentence ending particles that makes sentence more polite. This is a nice way to thank your waiter. 고마워요!
Have you ever heard the phrase 안녕히 계세요 before? In our next lesson you’ll learn this and more greetings in Korean!
여러분, 감사합니다! 다음에 봐요!

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Friday at 6:30 pm
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Friday at 7:45 am
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Hi Kenzie,

Thanks for your comment.


1) Yes, It sounds 감사함니다 [gamsahamnida] .

2) In case of 대단히 it would sound like [Daedanhi]

[대다니X]→[대단히O]

Because 'ㅎ' should make its sound when it starts words.


I hope it helps,

Thanks!


Sejina

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Kenzie
Sunday at 7:48 am
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Hi! Just two questions.

1.) For 감사합니다 , is the batchim rule ㅂㄴ becomes ㅁㄴ?

2.) And for 대단히, is the batchim rule "Special Rules with ㅎ" where the ㅎ becomes silent and is replaced with ㄴ in this case? Thanks in advance!

KoreanClass101.com
Wednesday at 10:05 am
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Hi Zanele,


Thank you for your wonderful comment on this lesson, and we are more than happy to know you liked it.


Good question! How about we take a brief look at the root of the expression [천만에요]?


The first two letters [천만] are from Chinese characters meaning thousand [천:千] and ten-thousand [만:萬], and back in the days, these were considered as big numbers and were used to denote impossibility. So [천만에요] conveys a stronger sense of denying what is said by others than [아니에요] does. Thus [아니에요] is used more commonly in daily conversations.


Hope it made sense!?


Thanks,

Rebecca

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Zanele
Sunday at 5:54 am
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안녕하세요,


Thank you for another great lesson.

I understand that 아니에요 is the most common response.

How come 천만에요 isn't used often, and in which situations would it be used?


감사합니다 ?

KoreanClass101.com
Friday at 10:50 pm
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Hi Ngozi,


Thanks for posting. 대다니 is the correct way to pronounce 대단히.


Cheers,

Lyn

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Ngozi Ozor
Tuesday at 12:05 pm
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I have a quick question. I'm trying to apply newly learned batchim rules and I'm not sure if I doing this right.


Is it pronounced daedanhi (대단히) or daedani (대다니)?


Following the batchim rule for ㅎ, shouldn't the ㅎ disappear since it's coming after a ㄴ, with the ㄴ moving into the ㅎ's spot?


Sorry if this is confusing ?

KoreanClass101.com
Friday at 10:17 pm
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Hi Kyle,


Thank you for posting. The pronunciation is 'gamsahamnida' due to the rules of batchim (words that end with consonants). We have a lesson series that will help you understand this:


https://www.koreanclass101.com/2012/04/20/hana-hana-hangul-11-hangul-batchim-1/


Cheers,

Lyn

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Kyle
Friday at 2:55 am
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Is it really supposed to be 감사합니다 gamsahabnida or 감사함니다 gamsahamnida? I'm very confused.

KoreanClass101.com
Tuesday at 9:22 pm
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Hi Landsey,


Thank you for posting.


In each lesson at the vocabulary section you can test yourself with the Take Quiz feature ;)


If you have any questions, please let us know.


Cristiane

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Landsey
Tuesday at 7:21 am
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This was very helpful but is there a way I could find the test that goes along with the lessons?