Level 1 Lesson 1 / Hello, Thank you / 안녕하세요, 감사합니다

Welcome to the very first lesson at TalkToMeInKorean.com! If you are an absolute beginner of the Korean language, start with this lesson and practice with us. Don’t worry if you do not know how to read and write in Korean yet. We will guide you through every step of learning Korean. In this lesson, you can learn how to say “Hello.” and “Thank you.” in Korean.

“Hello.” is “안녕하세요. [an-nyeong-ha-se-yo]” and “Thank you.” is “감사합니다. [gam-sa-hap-ni-da]” If you already know how to say these expressions, listen to the lesson to find out how to say them most naturally. If you can make a video of yourself saying these expressions, that would be FANTASTIC!


You can download both the PDF lesson notes and the MP3 audio track for this lesson below, and if you want to learn with our various textbooks and workbooks, you can get them on our online bookstore at MyKoreanStore.com. If you have any questions about this lesson, please leave us comments below!


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And now that you’ve learned how to say “Hello” and “Thank you”, if you’d like to start learning how to read and write in Korean using Hangeul, the writing system of the Korean language, please check out the course below!

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Level 1 Lesson 1 / Hello, Thank you / 안녕하세요, 감사합니다
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  • Cara Moore

    Omg, same

  • Sarah Claire Merlina

    I’m doing it for jimin.❤ god gamsahabnida for chim chim

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  • Archisha Tomar

    i am literaly doing this for bts , jimin oppa

    • Mariya Baloch


    • Shan

      There was a time when I considered V my bias and Yoongi was my bias wrecker but then I noticed Jimin and now I can’t UNnotice him.

    • smarika singh

      I am not the only one

  • Choi

    I’m starting to love you very much guys! <3

  • morgyy-morgg

    감사합니다 ttmik!!! 🙂

  • Amal

    I really like the way you teach and I like you so much guys ^_^

  • amal saeed

    I really like the way you teach and I like you so much guys ^_^



  • Jenny

    Thanks for the free download PDF!
    감사합니다. 🙂

  • Samantha

    same lmao
    namjoon this is to you

  • Quỳnh Anh Army’s

    me too ~~

  • Joy Reyes

    감사합니다 🙂

  • 5shiminee5

    how do do go to he next lesson? I’m rlly confused -_- lol

    • David Crouse

      Just below the lesson and above the comments there is a link to the next lesson (in this case it says Level 1 Lesson 2

  • Heba Obaid

    감사합니다 ❤

  • Alvina Ashraf

    This is the best thing EVER ! You are doing a great deed for your country and language and also for international learners with limited time and resources. gam-sa-hap-ni-da
    (Don’t worry, I will learn to write in Hanguel too) 🙂

  • Novelsnerd

    From this website the PDF that I downloaded is only a single page and the audio isn’t playing and on your app I can’t listen to the audio or download the PDF. Can someone help me out?


      1.The PDF of this LESSON 1 is a single page.

      2.If you learn by phone,download the app of SoundCloud first and then back here ,push the play button (PLAY on oundCloud )in the website.

    • Novelsnerd

      Thank you!





  • Timberland

    Thank you so much! Your way of studying is really interesting, you made me smile multipe times.

  • Adeline Garcia

    감사합니다 talk to me in Korean teachers for the lessons

  • Valep Ruz

    간사합니다 ^^

  • Yusra Mj

    감사합니다. ^^

  • Xuan Jing





  • 감사합니다

    • Maria Eduarda Martins

      vc poraki

  • evassd

    Where can I found the korean transcript for this lesson? (the dialogue)

  • Misaki


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  • Autumn

    I love your lessons so much! They’ve been very helpful to me! I have a bit of a question, though. Why is 안녕하십니까 spelled with -니까 rather than -니다? Just curious! 감사합니다!!