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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  • 아디

    감사합니다~ 안녕히 계세요~ ^^

  • Ikhlasse Gaaboub

    yorobeun kamsahamnida …

  • Victorien Guelet


  • Care

    안녕히 계세요

  • Seon Youngbae

    안녕히 계세요

  • yuuki heart


  • Ebony-Aisha

    …even though I’m on Lesson 2 now, I find it very helpful to come back and revisit Lesson 1. 감사합니다. 안녕히계세요

  • mo_says_hello

    경은씨하고 선우씨, 안녕히가세요!

  • Sana ShyShyShy

    감사합니다 for the lesson. 안녕히계세요.

  • Sana ShyShyShy

    It’s annyeonghi gyeseyo if both are leaving because nobody is staying, i was confused at first but I listened to it again and it clicked to me and I was like “AHH. I see now” so that might help you.

  • Fra :)

    안녕히 ㄱ세요!

  • bella

    안녕히 가세요 when I’m staying and someone is leaving

    안녱히 게세요 when I’m leaving and someone is staying

    in the audio they were saying 안녱히 게세요 because it that cases, they were leaving (as they are done giving lesson) but we are staying for reviewing or continue studying.

  • Lili – 리리

    This is so cooool

  • Somaᶰᶥᵐ ♥ 希

    if my friends leave my house i would say 안녕히 가세요, and the opposite i would say 안녕히계세요.

    • Graham Brown


  • Hồng Uyển

    아 녕 히 가 세 요.

  • Thalita

    감사합니다 for the lesson 🙂
    안녕히 계세요! ^^

  • Far Ah BenNai

    안녕히 가세요

    • Анна Рыжкова

      안녕히 계세요~

    • Far Ah BenNai

      네 ㅋㅋ

  • Анна Рыжкова

    안녕히 가세요

    • buthaina hamed

      is this the one how is staying ???? replay me please as fast as you can

    • jungkook

      yep if ur the one staying
      u say that

    • buthaina hamed

      thank you 🙂

  • David Westbrook

    I appreciate your work on this website. however, I find your explanation to be very confusing and unnecessarily complex. As many other sites are. I speak fluent Japanese, Chinese and decent Vietnamese. I have recently started learning Korean. I can’t understand why you don’t break down the literal meaning of the words. in my (vast 🙂 ) experience, this makes it so much more clear as to when each of the above should be used. The above two sentences do not ‘mean’ “Good-bye” but rather are used in the same way as “good-bye”.
    If you explain that 안녕 means ‘peace’ and that 가 (from the verb 가다) means ‘go’, and further that 계 from 계시다 (means stay and/or exist), it would be ultimately more clear and easy to understand how to use these two sentences as: Go in peace and Stay in peace. I always find it frustrating when teachers of Asian languages do not break words down. If they do, then we end up not only learning how to say ‘good-bye’, but also three more vocabulary words; peace, go, stay/exist without any extra effort. Anyway, this is my own opinion 🙂 I hope I haven’t make any mistakes in the above Korean 🙂

    • Connor

      Maybe you should read the attached PDF, just a thought

    • Desss

      Or maybe since it’s the 3rd lesson you’ll let it go. I’m sure they’re going to dive deeper into the breakdown of verbs when they get to that. Right now, you’re learning a few words & what the language sounds like

  • David Westbrook

    I actually did learn the letters in less than 15 minutes from this site:

    • Sappy KC ☆

      I did check out the website, Yeah it was really helpful. Thanks.