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!

감사합니다!


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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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

  • Brooklyn Jauncey

    same!!!!!

  • Archisha Tomar

    i am literaly doing this for bts , jimin oppa

    • Mariya Baloch

      OMG SAME HAHHA AND JIMIN IS MY BIAS

    • 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
    감사합니다!!

  • 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 ^_^

  • OLGA CHEN

    안녕하세요.
    감사합니다.

  • 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?

    • OLGA CHEN

      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!

  • OLGA CHEN

    안녕하세요.
    감사합니다.

  • OLGA CHEN

    안녕하세요.
    감사합니다.

  • Timberland

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

  • Adeline Garcia

    감사합니다 talk to me in Korean teachers for the lessons

  • Valep Ruz

    간사합니다 ^^

  • Yusra Mj

    감사합니다. ^^

  • Xuan Jing

    간사합니다.

  • OLGA CHEN

    안녕하세요.

    감사합니다.

  • 감사합니다

    • Maria Eduarda Martins

      vc poraki

  • evassd

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

  • Misaki

    감사합니다

  • kimura aki

    안녕하세요♥

  • 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!!

    • Jillian Shanks

      안녕하십니까 is a question meaning “How are you?” or more literally, “Are you at peace?” When using the formal register and asking a question, the correct conjugation is -니까 while statements end with -니다.

    • agata caroline

      안녕하십니까 is use for the people who we never meet before / stranger.. and that’s for a question like “how are you?” “are you at peace?”.. and the answer is also use 안녕하십니까 not 니다 for this case.. 🙂

  • Yu Shan

    감사합니다 ^^

  • Ki C

    감사합니다

  • Natalie Hidalgo

    My first day! My sister and I have being looking for a Korean academy or any place to learn since so long ago. I just found you and cant believe it…Im trilled! 감사합니다

  • viky

    are you also deliver the books to germany?

  • Ricardo Mendoza

    ANNYEONG IS NOT HELLO THEY ARE WRONG THAT IS NOT THE MEANING ” ANNYEONG MEANS “PEACE ” AND IT BECOMES FROM THE CHINESE WORD ” ANNING ” WHICH MEANS PEACE ……I HATE WHEN SOMEONE IS NOTEACHING GOOD

    • T Park

      This guy… talking about “notteaching good” with his use of grammar/punctuation (i.e. “becomes from the”), use of caps lock and his self proclaimed teaching… Your use of English is off. Please keep telling native speakers how to speak their own language. I’m sure you know far better since English and Korean seem to be your native languages.

    • Ivy Nguyen

      BUT PEOPLE USE ANNYEONG TO SAY HELLO.

    • Giang N

      I hear Korean use annyeong to say goodbye more often than to say hello

    • 천쯔위

      As you said 안녕 becomes from the Chinese word 安寧( anning) which means peace.
      But Korean still uses Chinese word,they called 한자(hanja,漢字).
      In this case,安寧 is the 한자 of 안녕.So it means peace both in Chinese and Korean.

      Korean system uses it to mean hello when they are talking,
      but Traditional Chinese system doesn’t.
      In Chinese ,we say 你好!(ni-how) to mean hello.

      Chinese and Korean are different language system,even they sometime use same word,
      but people have many ways to express their mind.

      Hope it can help you more.
      They are teaching GOOD!!!! Chinese is my mother tongue.

    • Filippo Capurso

      Actually they do say that 안녕 (an-nyeong) means “peace” @ 3:45. Not sure what you are on about… Have you listened to the whole recording?