Hello. Thank you. / 안녕하세요. 감사합니다.
Yes. No. What? / 네. 아니요. 네?
Good-bye. See you. / 안녕히 가세요. 안녕히 계세요. 안녕.
I’m sorry. Excuse me. / 죄송합니다. 저기요.
It’s me. What is it? / 저예요. 뭐예요?
What is this? This is ... / 이거 뭐예요? 이거...
This, That, It / 이, 그, 저
It’s NOT me. / 아니에요.
Particles for Topic and Subject / 은, 는, 이, 가
have, don’t have, there is, there isn’t / 있어요, 없어요
Please give me. / 주세요.
It’s delicious. Thank you for the food. / 맛있어요. 잘 먹겠습니다. 잘 먹었습니다.
I want to ... / -고 싶어요
What do you want to do? / 뭐 하고 싶어요?
Sino-Korean Numbers / 일, 이, 삼, 사
Basic Present Tense / -아요, -어요, -여요
Past Tense / -았/었/였어요 (했어요)
Particles for Location / 에, 에서
When / 언제
Native Korean numbers / 하나, 둘, 셋, 넷
Negative Sentences / 안, -지 않다
Who? / 누구?
Why? How? / 왜? 어떻게?
From A To B, From C Until D / -에서/부터 -까지
Test Your Korean – Level 1 Dialogue in 100% Korean
After studying with this lesson, you will be able to say good-bye in Korean.
Do you remember how to say “Hello.” in Korean? It is 안녕하세요. [an-nyeong-ha-se-yo]
If you remember 안녕하세요, that is fantastic. And if you even remember that “안녕” in 안녕하세요 means “peace” and “well-being”, that is even more fantastic.
안녕 [an-nyeong] = well-being, peace, health
And in Korean, when you say “Good-bye” in formal/polite Korean, 존댓말 [jondaetmal], there are two types of expressions, and both of these expressions have the word 안녕 [an-nyeong] in them. One is when you are the one who is leaving. And the other is when you are the one who is staying and you are seeing the people or the person leaving.
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]
* If two or more people met and all of them are leaving and going in separate directions, they can all say 안녕히 가세요 [an-nyeong-hi ga-se-yo] to each other, since no one is staying.
For now, don’t worry about the literary meaning of the expressions and just learn them as they are, but if you are really curious and if you were to translate these greetings literally, they would be translated like this.
안녕히 계세요. = Stay in peace.
안녕히 가세요. = Go in peace.
But again, don’t worry about the literal meaning of these greetings JUST YET!
* One tip!
When Korean people say 안녕하세요 [an-nyeong-ha-se-yo], 안녕히 계세요 [an-nyeong-hi gyese-yo] or 안녕히 가세요 [an-nyeong-hi ga-se-yo], they don’t always pronounce EVERY single letter clearly. So often times, what you would hear is just the ending part, “세요” [se-yo].