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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:
[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.
[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:
[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:
[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!