Level 1 Lesson 3 / Good-bye, See you / 안녕히 가세요, 안녕히 계세요, 안녕

After listening to this lesson, you can say “Good-bye” or “See you” in Korean. In polite/formal Korean, there are two basic ways to say Good-bye.

One is when you are the one who is leaving. And the other is when you are the one who is staying.

If you are leaving, and the other person is (or the other people are) staying, you can say:
안녕히 계세요. [an-nyeong-hi gye-se-yo]

If you are staying, an the other person is (or the other people are) leaving, you can say:
안녕히 가세요. [an-nyeong-hi ga-se-yo]

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Level 1 Lesson 3 / Good-bye, See you / 안녕히 가세요, 안녕히 계세요, 안녕
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  • Valep Ruz

    I have a question… When you say goodbye to someone by text which one would you use?

    • Tạ Thu

      I think it depents on who say goodbye first. If you say first, you use “안녕히계세요”. If you say goodbye after the other, you use “안녕히가세요”

    • id recommend just 안녕 bc texting is informal 😛

  • sanne bruynooge

    dont you just say annyeong when you’re leaving? or is than in an informal way

    • h

      it is informal

  • Yu Shan

    안녕히 가세요!

  • Beely Mamart

    안녕히 가세요.

  • Ki C

    안녕히 게세요

  • Invisi Bear

    any tips on how to type in korean, wanted to practice it with the sessions

    • Kody Pailin

      For me, it was easy to get used to experimenting with the keyboard functions! You’ll definitely get the hang of it soon!

    • golu14

      If u are on a touchscreen, you can have as many languages as u want from the keyboard settings. If ur on a laptop, i recommend u buying ‘korean keyboard stickers’ that would be tiny korean letter stickers u can paste on your keyboard buttons alongside english letters, then u can change your keyboard language from the settings and bam! u have a korean keyboard!

  • Sebastian Lukito

    Hahaha you guys are so nice explaining these. I always rather say “mkase” than “terima kasih” in Indonesian. Because everyone would be so surprised if you say “terima kasih” clearly.

    • Tereza Štěpánková

      in czech, when people say goodbye, they use this phrase ‘nashledanou’ /literally meaning ‘to meet again’/ and we often shorten it to just ‘nashle’. so this happens in many languages.

  • Florian Aliraj

    What about both people leaving? ??

    • Ashley Davis

      You say 안녕히가세요 when both are leaving (:

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  • Ashley Davis

    When both are leaving, you say 안녕히가세요. c:

  • Ashley Davis

    안녕히 가세요.

  • Amber

    안녕히 가세요

  • john jones

    네 and 예, the same or is there a subtle difference?

    • 조슈아

      I don’t believe there is a difference. They are both used in 존댓말. While 응 and 어 are used in 반말. For if there is a difference, I could be wrong, as I am also learning. So you may want to do your own research. Hope it helps. 화이팅.

  • Errol Flynn Magbanua

    안녕하세요, 여러분.
    저는 같이 한국어를 공부해 여자 필요해요.

  • Amal

    안녕히 가세요.

  • Laura Krebs-Holm

    안녕히 가세요. Great lesson. When I visited Korea, I could never make out what the shopkeepers were saying to me as I left and it sounded so much like “안녕하세요”, but now I know!

  • Dyan Savitri

    안녕히 계세요

  • Macarena

    OOOOOMG! you’re very good explaining ! I love you guys <3 thank you so much !!

  • Renato Hiroshi


  • Carmen

    Thanks! That clears things up – I was really confused before listening to the podcast!

  • Holly

    고맙습니다. This has helped me a lot.

  • Rebecca Aliberti

    I have a question. I want to type on my phone’s notes the words given but on the korean keyboard that I put there isn’t the “ㅖ” character. I have tried many ways to write it but didn’t manage to. Does someone have an idea of how we do ?

    • Feb

      It will appear on the secondary keyboard.

      If you are an iphone user, click the arrow button and it will change from “ㅔ” to “ㅖ”.

      Another way is by holding the “ㅔ” key and “ㅖ” will show up.

    • Feb

      Ah, I hope I answered correctly according to your question

    • Rebecca Aliberti

      I am an android user but I tried the two solutions you mentioned but both didn’t work. Now that I downloaded another keyboard the arrow button works so thanks for the answer !

  • Angel

    감사합니다. 안녕히 계세요.

  • Cláudia Souza

    That’s true! I see it a lot in entertainment programs. When they’re greeting each other they bow and only say 세요. And now I know why. xD Your explanation was great. 감사합니다! ^^

  • Kelly Gothra

    The way I remembered the 2 Goodbyes is:
    1. “ga” = go, if some one is leaving, you are telling them to “go in peace”
    2. “gye” = rhymes with stay, so if you are leaving you are telling them to stay in peace.
    Disclaimer: I don’t think that “gye” actually means stay, it was just a way to remember it. However “ga” actually does mean to go.