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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 아니에요 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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지나가던 사람님 안녕하세요,


글 남겨주셔서 감사합니다. 종종 들러주세요.


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Lyn

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지나가던 사람 ㄱ
Friday at 01:17 AM
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ㄱㅅ 가 이렇게 긴 강의가 될 수 있다니 충격.. 과 존경

겸손하게 아니에요라고 말할 때와 관련된 설명도 깔끔하네요 종종 와서 문법공부하고 가야겠어요 ㅎㅎ

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Hi Joy,


Thanks for posting. Could you let us know which part of the quiz you are referring to so we can get back to you? We tried taking the test and the answers were all correct.


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Lyn

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Joy
Thursday at 06:53 AM
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Hi,


I answered the quiz correctly, but the result says my answer is wrong.

Why is that?


Thanks.

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Monday at 11:30 PM
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Hi Lee,


Thank you for posting, we're sure Amy would be happy to hear this!

Study hard, please let us know if you have any questions.


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Lyn

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Lee
Thursday at 11:34 AM
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I'm fan of Amy ssi since I first saw her lesson video on youtube. I'm happy to see her lesson again on this great site for Korean learners

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Hi Ayesha,


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Ayesha
Monday at 02:24 AM
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감사합니다 🤗🤗

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Errol Flynn
Friday at 12:16 AM
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수고하셨습니다, 여러분.

감사합니다.

:)