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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 thank people by saying 감사합니다 and 고마워. In this lesson we’ll learn some of the most common greetings used in Korea.
Are you ready? Then let’s start!
The most common informal greeting is:
안녕
[slowly] 안녕
안녕 means "peace." We say it when we meet someone and also when we leave—but only to a friend or someone younger than us.
The more standard greeting that you’ll hear a lot in Korea is
안녕하세요
[slowly] 안녕하세요
Literally, 안녕하세요 means "Are you at peace?" We use it to say hello when we meet someone. It's technically a question, but we don't always say it that way.
안녕하세요
Because 안녕하세요 is technically a question, some people answer it with 예, which mean "yes," before replying with the same question: "안녕하세요"
When it's time to leave, we have a couple different ways to say goodbye. If you're leaving and the other person's staying, say:
안녕히 계세요.
[slowly] 안녕히 계세요.
계세요 means "Please stay," so 안녕히 계세요 literally means "Please stay peacefully."
A casual version of 안녕히 계세요 is:
잘 있어.
잘 means "well," and 있어 means “stay” in informal, so 잘 있어 just means "Stay well."
[slowly] 잘있어.
If the other person is leaving, say:
안녕히 가세요.
[slowly] 안녕히 가세요.
가세요 means "Please go," so 안녕히 가세요 literally means "Please go peacefully."
A casual version of 안녕히 가세요 is:
잘 가.
잘 means "well," and 가 means “go” in informal. So 잘 가 just means "Go well."
[slowly] 잘가.
Now you know lots of ways to greet people in Korean! Let’s review them all once again.
To greet someone casually: 안녕
To greet someone respectfully: 안녕하세요.
To say goodbye respectfully, when you are leaving and the other person is staying: 안녕히 계세요.
To say goodbye casually, when you’re leaving: 잘 있어.
To say goodbye respectfully, when the other person is leaving: 안녕히 가세요.
To say goodbye casually, when the other person is leaving: 잘가.
During the next lesson we’ll learn the meaning of the phrase 영어를 할수 있어요? Do you already know it? We'll be waiting to talk about it with you in our new 삼분 한국어 lesson.
여러분, 안녕히 계세요! 다음에 봐요!

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안녕하세요 줄리,


You're welcome. We are happy to have you here. Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions. 😉


Kind regards,

레벤테 (Levente)

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줄리
Thursday at 8:51 am
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Yes, thank you for sharing about the verb 있다, and explaining some of how it's used. 👍 I'm looking forward to learning verbs and conjugations of them in the future!


감사합니다!

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Monday at 10:47 am
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Hi 줄리,


Thanks for posting. 있다 literally means 'to exist/to be', so when you use the phrase 'please stay here', you would literally be saying in Korean:


여기에 있어요. Please be here=Please stay here.


But when combined with 할 수, which means (can be able to do), 할 수 있다 becomes 'to be able to do something'.


Hope this answered your question a bit.

Cheers,

Lyn

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줄리
Wednesday at 2:52 pm
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The way the pathways are set up for KoreanClass101.com works really well. I am recognizing more and more words, and the pathways seem to have built in reviews of previous words, which is very helpful.


I didn't guess the meaning of 영어를 할수 있어요 completely correct - I guessed "Do you speak English?", but learned after looking it up that it's the statement of "I can speak English." In recognizing the similarities between 있어 and 있어요, I'm curious to find out if they are related forms of the word "stay" or if they are completely different words. And if they are related, what the literal meaning of the phrase, "영어를 할수 있어요." is.


감사합니다!

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Saturday at 2:40 am
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Hi Lhian!


Thank you for your comment.

Your name in Hangul would be 리안(li-an).

Hope this helps you.

Please let us know if you have any other question. Thanks!


Best,

Jiye

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Lhian
Saturday at 11:30 pm
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Please help me write my name in Korean. I still don't know how it is written.

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Thursday at 12:54 am
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안녕하세요 Lhian,


You're welcome! 😉 Thank you for studying with us. If you have any questions, please let us know!


Best,

레벤테 (Levente)

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Lhian
Wednesday at 10:37 pm
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Thanks for this lesson! It's a great help in my learning journey.

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Monday at 6:13 am
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Hi Devini!


Thank you for your comment.

Your name in Hangul would be 데비니(de-bi-ni).

Regarding 'V' sound, please see this lesson: 'F and V in Korean'.

(https://www.koreanclass101.com/lesson/absolute-beginner-questions-answered-by-jae-11-how-do-i-say-f-and-v-in-korean/)


Please let us know if you have any other question. Thanks!


Best,

Jiye

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Devini
Wednesday at 12:41 am
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Hello, can you please tell me what my name would be in hangul? My name is Devini. It is pronounced like Devin but with a long e sound at the end like in bee. Thank you!