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!


Download PDF 

Download MP3 

Go to the Grammar Curriculum page to see all of our grammar lessons.

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!

Learn to Read and Write in Korean from Talk To Me In Korean on Vimeo.

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
Tagged on:                     
  • Adriana Holujová

    안녕하세요 . How do you translate “Thank you for being my dance role model”? I hope i wrote this correct. I really like this learning programme because it explains most of the things easily.

  • Rasha Alharam

    안녕하세요 🙂 reviewing level one all over again

  • kamonia

    Going to try and learn Korean for once

    • Lyllah Alegria

      Samee XD

  • Elane

    This is the best source to learn Korean I have ever seen…And I’ve searched a bit xD. Just wish I could pay for it. Currency exchange is a … pain in my tooshie! xD
    I’m glad we can at least hear these podcasts. 🙂

    • You can find apps like Memrise, Danbi and PopPoppingKorean (for Kids) but help a lot. Hope can help you 😀

    • Elane

      Thank you, Dry! I was actually thinking of searching for a few apps just yesterday. 😀 I’ll try those. 🙂

  • Dino

    When I downloaded the PDF , the file won’t open 🙁 is it the problem in my phone or the file? Thank you!

  • I love it, it’s practical and an easy form. 감사합니다

  • Angel C.

    Finally and for real starting serious lessons. So lucky to find sites like this and people who help a lot.

  • Meghan Olsen

    I just started learning and I love how simple it is to learn! Especially compared to languages such as spanish or french. 시간과 노력에 감사드립니다.

  • nessa gayla Gabiana

    I can’t download some of your pdf files. The file cannot be found.I hope you could fix it. I am really interested on learning, atleast basic korean. Thank you. God bless.

    • It has to do with the recent hacking on our site, but we’re in the process of fixing this! Thanks for your patience ^^

  • PDF not found 🙁

    • It has to do with the recent hacking on our site, but we’re in the process of fixing this! Thanks for your patience : )

  • Daria

    Hello! For those asking about the PDF, I found an old link i had for the lessons here: https://www.scribd.com/collections/4165305/Talk-To-Me-In-Korean-Level-1

    Hope this helps! 🙂

    • Thank you so much!

    • Shannon

      I need a scibd account 🙁

  • Ken

    Hey, many thanks for creating this site. It was only tonight that one of my friends in HK recommended it to me, and I am SOO fascinated by its content and presentation, so interesting and practical. BUT… sorry there is always a BUT, I could not locate PDF as referred to within the site neither mp3 recordings. Could you please double check and have it fixed? Thanks from down under — Australia.

  • Carrie Whelan

    do you have this in vimeo video format for each level? Like the learning to read and write Hangeul? I prefer watching videos, especially as we can watch Vimeo through our TV using our Roku. Thank you for all you do!

  • Marjorie

    I really appreciate this free lessons!

  • Simona Gelumbeckaite

    I love this site, I wish someday I wil be able to buy you books… 🙂 I’m studying business manager and at my free time I’m learning english and korean languges 🙂 good luck 🙂

  • Jennifer

    Thanks so much for making these! I can tell you really put effort into teaching everyone, and completely for free, which is totally awesome! Gamsahapnida!

  • Karen Tay

    Thanks so much for this free lesson.I hope to be able to buy your text books someday!When you explain the meaning of the parts of the sentence, it makes memorising mush easier.I was learning from another free website and I thought I will probably take forever to memorise so many words without knowing the exact meaning!It s really different from English.

  • Gurlbecraycray

    Gamshapnida!! Thank you guys so much for this I really love Korea and it’s culture I’m still quite young I’m only in secondary school but I’m planning on living in Korea when I finish school and want to be as fluent as I can for when I arrive!! Thank you again. Gamshapnida!!!!

  • JaeHyuk Maha

    감사합니다!!! <3 Thank you guys for making these lessons! I have Korean family members and I need to learn Korean to communicate to most of them more easily than having them be confused sometimes when I speak english and have to have my cousins translate. So thank you again!

  • Lydia Ofori

    감사합니다 <3

  • Siddharth Mittal

    a lot of love from india, thanks for making lessons free because that makes students like me learn your language. Soon when i get my job i will definitely be travelling to korea as i just love your country and culture.
    really gamsahapnida
    just love you

  • Nano Is

    간사합니다 ~

  • Koala

    why do alot of ppl want to learn korean? is it becasue of kdrama or kpop? idk. i wanna learn korean maybe because im planning to go korea and i go to a korean church so im kinda motivated to talk to koreans or maybe at least understand what they are saying…bleehh

  • Neshialy

    안녕하세요! 간사합니다 you guys! I’ve been wanting to learn Korean for awhile, and I was recommended to this website by Edward Avila, so really, 간사합니다! I hope to learn Korean as fast as possible, and I’m positive you can help! 간사합니다!

  • Jim

    I just finished a 16 week, one class per week, Korean class. Man was that an eye-opening experience. I learned that vocabulary was important, but developing a good study schedule was the most important thing in learning and retaining what you have learned. Studying for a few minutes at a time, 5 or 6 times a day is really the key to retaining any information. In the end, I got the major concepts, but failed to retain enough of the vocabulary and sentence structuring to do well on the final. It was a sobering realization that I don’t want to re-live.

  • Anieya Jones

    I need a good schedule to study. Do you think you can recommend me something. I am in between a beginner and intermediate. I’ve been teaching myself for 4 years, but it is not easy. I appreciate all the lessons you’ve made.
    Annyeonghaseyo and Gamsahapnida

  • Hoàng Nguyễn

    hay quá =)))

  • Shada Al Amoudi