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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This 7-part video course is brought to you by the team at http://talktomeinkorean.com to help you learn how to read and write in Hangeul, the Korean writing system. Many people think it will be difficult to learn, but you can actually learn to recognize the sounds that Korean words represent very quickly. Take this course to completely learn to read Hangeul.

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

    Are you also deliver the books to germany?

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  • AlwaysSmiLing k

    can these books be sent to england? id really like to buy them but do not wnat to if they can not be sent here 🙁 have been learning this my self using apps on my phone and going on line 🙂

    • Francesca

      Shipping is international.

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  • mami.

    haha samee aye

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  • Pinkie ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

    안녕하세요, 감사합니다!

  • Ashley Davis

    아, 안녕하세요! 감사합니다. c:

  • pab lin

    this is awesome…i am learning a lot
    i hope your lessons will also be available in Spotify.

    • AdrianaVonPomelus

      Hello! I listen to them in SoundCloud, is pretty confortable! 😀

  • Raw

    안녕하세요! Thank you so much for this!

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  • Jhon Kristoffer

    안녕하세요 제 이름은 존입니다.

    But how do i pronounce 제 properly?

    • 조슈아

      It would be romanized as ‘jae’ but it would not have the harder j sound that ㅉ may have. Think of it like 체 (chae) but with less aspiration/tension. It is difficult to explain. But just listen to different native speakers pronounce things and you will eventually start to improve your pronunciation. Hope it helps. 화이팅!

    • Agung ibnida

      I think it should be 저 instead of 제

  • Ray Coward

    안녕하세요 Naomi. The informal speech is called 반말. i believe it translates something like this, 반 meaning half and 말 meaning speak so half speak.

  • Bre

    감사합니다! (^-^)

  • Trenton Hatch

    How do you write the word for polite/formal language in Hangul?

    • Themysteriousphotographer

      존댓말 🙂

  • julikaiba

    is it 감사합니다 or 감사함니다 ?

    • ㅂㅇㅈ


    • Ana Carolina Vazquez Francisco

      “There is one Korean pronunciation rule called nasalization (비음화) and basically the rule states that when a non-nasal sound (‘ㅂ’ in this case) meets a nasal sound (‘ㄴ’ in this case), the non-nasal character changes its sound value to a nasal sound (‘ㅁ’ in this case – both ‘ㄴ’ and ‘ㅁ’ are nasal sounds). Hence, 합니다 will sound like 함니다.”



  • Arnold S

    감사합니다 TTMIK