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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    How do you know whats formal and informal? I really need help with this! I have been studying Korean for about 3 months now and i’m still at the basics. If you can get in contact with me that would be great. I only use snapchat though heh my user is melanynmendoza

    • 줄리아

      You use Formal if you are talking to somebody older than you or people you aren’t close with yet. For example: If you enter a shop, you’ll say “안녕하세요” . You use informal if you are talking to somebody younger than you or to people you are close with. For example: If you meet a good friend, you’ll say “안녕”.

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