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In Korea, there are numerous ways to say "thank you." The level of respect differs according to relationship. First, we'll take a look at the phrase we use toward strangers and to those that we wish to respect. The first "thank you" is gamsahamnida (감사합니다 ). It's respectful, commonly heard, quick, and easy. You will probably hear this form most frequently.
Next is gomapseumnida (고맙습니다). This is respectful and we can use it toward strangers as well. Koreans don't use it quite as frequently as gamsahamnida, but it's still very common. The two that we have covered so far are nearly identical in terms of respect. The first, gamsahamnida, is a tiny bit more respectful than gomapseumnida, but it's only a very slight difference.
Koreans don't use this next one every day; rather, they use it for special occasions when someone has really broken his or her back to do you a favor. This form offers the highest level of gratitude. This "thank you" is daedanhi gamsahamnida (대단히 감사합니다). Literally, this means "great thanks."
Last is the informal "thank you," which you should only use with close and intimate friends and family (an uncle you are meeting for the first time doesn't cut it!). This informal form is gomawo (고마워). There are a few relationships with which the informal language is acceptable to use. For more on that, check out Quick Tip 1.
It is important to be as polite and respectful as possible. So if you're ever in doubt, use the formal "thank you," gamsahamnida or gomapseumnida (감사합니다 or 고맙습니다).

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Wednesday at 6:30 pm
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Thank you everyone! 감사합니다!

Wednesday at 9:54 pm
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Hello Tiffany,

Thanks for posting. To answer your question, the name ‘Tiffany’ is written in Korean as ‘티파니’.

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Tiffany
Wednesday at 9:18 am
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How do you say my name in Korean? Its Tiffany.

Thursday at 10:47 pm
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Hi Eleanor,

Thank you for posting. If your name is pronounced like the ‘Eleanor’ in ‘Eleanor Roosevelt’, it would be written in Korean as 엘리너.

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Lyn
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Eleonor
Thursday at 5:05 pm
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How do i say my name in korean? its Eleonor

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Hi Nuura,

Thank you for commenting. If you pronounce your name as noo-ra, it would be written in Korean as 누라. Please let us know if you pronounce it otherwise so that we can provide you with an accurate answer.

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Nuura
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How do i say my name in Korean. It is Nuura.

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Hello Brenda,

Thanks for commenting. To answer your question, the name Brenda would be written in Korean as ‘브렌다’.
Please let us know if you have any other inquiries.

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Brenda
Tuesday at 11:00 am
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What would my name in Korean be? It’s Brenda

Wednesday at 6:54 pm
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GD, 안녕하세요.

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정말 감사합니다! 😄

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감사합니다😀 고맙습니다 😄 고마워 💑 대단히 감사합니다 😊 Thank you very much.. It’s really useful😥😀