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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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
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  • Nara souza

    Hi, i´m looking for people to learn korean. Let´s go talk. Maybe, we be friends
    My KaKao id narayong15

    • Muhammed Oussama

      u got instagram or whatsapp or line or facebook ?

    • khadija

      i would like to talk and learn together but i didn’t find you on kakao

  • AL V IN

    hello everyone… I was wondering if anyone here know where I can buy a KOREAN Dictionary? thank you.. 🙂

  • Sphinx 1

    Your ID is not searchable xD

  • Sphinx 1

    Your ID is not searchable xD

  • Mahaboob

    안영히하세요 friends

  • Hey people

    • Muhammed Oussama

      u have line or whatsapp ir instagram ?

    • Mahaboob


  • Loreta Jurmalniece

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    • Dương Trần

      Hi Loreta. I want to learn Korean with you. Do you have skype or fb? (recommend skype)

    • lui

      Can I join too? ^^

    • lui

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  • Yuri

    Hi guys, I’m learning korean online and would like to have someone to learn, discuss and share ideas with me in this journey! My twitter is @blwckpink just send me a DM and we can arrange how we will study, through voice chat and group chat too!

  • lui

    Hi guys, I’m learning korean now and I would like to have a friend or a group of friends to learn, discuss and share stuff with me! If you would like just send me a dm on twitter @blwckpink or say it here so we can add each other and chat through groups and voice chat ^^

    • mimi

      Hi, i would love to join the group. Am still a beginner in korean :)) here’s my twitter @syamimiainaa_

    • lui

      Okie, I sent you a tweet!

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    • Hagnus Mendes

      Hi, I want enjoy your studying group.
      My Twitter is @hagnusmendes, I’m from Brazil if it’s not a problem

    • alh96

      Hi, I’d like to join in too. My twitter is @AnnieLouisa96

    • lui

      open your dm so we can chat!

    • Crizaa

      Don’t ypu have facebook account? Its way easier. We can chat there ☺☺ If youf love to. ☺ Im also learning. Hihi

    • lui

      I do have facebook im not very active there 🙁 pass me your profile then ill add you and we can talk about it

    • Studywith Artisa

      i have twitter account i wold love to become korean study buddy

    • Studywith Artisa

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    • chrys

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    • Nuura

      hello i would like to join your group to my twitter is @honeynuura

    • Mang.Hoseok

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  • Ivy

    Hey guys, I’m learning Korean and i can’t really study by myself. If you want to make a group chat or just learn together my Kakaotalk is lolitavevo

  • chill ceel

    I’m a beginner. If you have any group on kakaotalk, please add me. KakaoID: Beef1520

  • Kamryn Baker

    I’m also a learner in Korean and need learning buddies my Kakao is MykallsCurls feel to add and text me

  • Jim

    I want to ask anyone here, what is the difference between the textbook and the free lesson here? Just the physical copy? or there is more lessons in the paid text books? …

    And looking for study buddies here.
    kakao id – Jim1998

  • Smile
    • Blessing A

      Thank you for the complete pdf,
      What of the complete mp3 download

  • Karmen Keith

    Hi I am learning Korean. I am a beginner. I was wondering if their is anyone who would want to be a study partner with me. I am in between level one and two right now because I like to go back and make sure I understand it. I can read and write in Hangul. I am working on the grammar and vocabulary now. Also listening to native speakers as well. I have a kakoa account as well and my id is kkeith

    • Benjamin Larson

      Yes! I’d love to learn with you. I just started and learned 한글 as well, but without someone to speak to it’s hard to learn the correct pronunciation and get listening practice.

      I don’t know how you’d like to do it but you’re down to learn with me. I am going to make a kakao account now and i’ll contact you there.

    • Maya Pedretti

      What’s your kakao account? I’d love to do face to face talking, as I think it’s a good way to learn.

    • Studywith Artisa

      me two i am a beginner as well

  • Ghada

    Looking for study buddies! Add me on Kakao: Deposes

  • chenstrology

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    • chenstrology

      or my kakao talk ID is Chenstrology

  • normal luz

    Anyone wanna be my study buddy? Or wanna start a gc?
    Instagram: @x._luz.is.somebody_.x
    twitter: luzg109

  • Mariam Mohamed

    I love it so much …I wish I could buy all the books. I promise you to study hard because i want to go to the university there…. this’s my only wish my name is mariam good luck to you all

    • Muhammed Oussama

      do u have instagram or line or whatsapp ?

  • TheSniperDon

    If anybody needs a study partner: Kakao ID: sniperdon.
    I am very motivated and i am learning Korean everyday, but still very a much newcomer. I try to learn Korean with TTMIK.

  • j_m_h

    Have not seen anyone mention it (in the first few pages of comments at least) and no idea where everyone is but those looking for study partners and practice might also look into Meetups. In my area there are a couple of active groups for studying with other learners and sometimes native speakers will join in as well.

    Just a thought — good luck, I know it’s hard as I’m right there with all of you 😉

    • Blessing A

      I think it works for Asians only

    • Blessing A

      But if you are on kakaotalk my ID is blezz1996

  • d_p

    Hi everyone I’m looking for a study buddy. I’m a total beginner but if anyone wants to study together we can make a group chat.
    Instagram: @justafan19383

  • Kymmie Dexter

    안녕하세요! I저예요, 킴미! (don’t trust the grammar of that last statement, I don’t know much Korean yet!) t’d be awesome if anybody wanted to learn with me! Add me on Discord, buzzlebee#3926!

    • Knaoinr Fley

      I don’t know much either but it would be fun to learn with you =)
      my discord is Knaoinr#0431

  • Leandro Guianan

    Looking for a study buddy? Kakao: seki029

  • Annie Fuller

    안녕하세요! If anyone would like to practise conversation in Korean, my KakaoID is Xyliea. I’m a few lessons into the course now so having people to practise with sounds like it will help a lot! 감사합니다!

  • Viola Callender

    these podcast are so helpful i listen to one anytime i drive somewhere. if anyone needs a study buddy dont be afraid to add me! Violac12 i want to practice speaking more with someone else who is learning:)

    • Muhammed Oussama

      u have line or instagram or whatsapp ?

    • Viola Callender

      I do but I do not use it often to chat my Instagram is violet_cosplay

    • Muhammed Oussama

      u add me on instagram because i can’t identify u . my instagram is : mohamed_osama707

  • Erin

    Hiya! I have been using Talk to me in Korean for the last few years and it has really help me! I am now in my 4th semester of Korean and everything I have learned here has excelled my knowledge with the college classes and I am now confident enough to go to Korean next year. If anyone wants to chat my KakaoID is Simba! Message me!

    • Blessing A

      Please add me up my kakaotalk ID is blezz1996

  • Fati Flower

    Hey guys ! im really looking forward to practice korean with u guys my kakaotalk id is leejongsukoppa 감사합니다!

  • Maria

    Hey guys! I hope everything is good with everyone! I’ve been using TTMIK for awhile and it has helped me alot 🙂 At the moment I’m halfway through the classes and would love to improve my writing skills. If anyone wants to chat don’t hesitate to text me on kakaotalk. My kakaotalk ID: mchun2016. My instagram: mariachun. 🙂

    • Blessing A

      Please add me my kakaotalk ID is blezz1996 thank you

  • Ashlynn Weidenbenner

    Can anyone help me study Korean? I’m just a beginner, and only about halfway through level one. My kakaotalk ID is wildcat8. 감사합니다!

    • Blessing A

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  • Sena Mutluer

    ı am just begginner
    my kakaotalk ıd is senaamutluer

  • 林梦琪

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  • Guilherme

    Guys do you know if only by listening these podcasts and seeing the PDF’s is enough? Because I don’t think I’ll buy the books..

    • amangimam

      The book contains exercises to make the materials seep deeper in your memory. I found them very useful since I don’t have much time to immerse myself in a korean-speaking environment. If you decided to not buy the book from TTMIK that’s fine. Maybe you have other means of exercise and practicing your korean. But again, imho, the book is very useful.

  • Blessing A

    Please I just started learning Korean and I friends to learn with.. My kakaotalk ID is blezz1996 and my

    • Blessing A

      Please I just started learning Korean and I need friends to learn with… My kakaotalk ID is blezz1996 and my Instagram handle is blezyd

  • Kenneth

    June 29, 2018. Day 1, Let’s set the goal for 5 lessons per week and see where we are in 100 days. Good Luck to everyone in their studies!