Greetings and Self-Introduction
If you want to pick up basic Korean, then this page is for you! Our Korean language correspondent, Jennifer, tells us how to greet, introduce yourself, and say goodbye to a Korean.
This is the most commonly used greeting, and is usually used for greeting people whom you would like to show some respect to (like an elder, supervisor, instructor or a stranger). You can use this phrase at any time of the day.
Korean: 안녕히 계세요.
This phrase is used when you are bidding everyone else goodbye when you are leaving a gathering.
Korean: 안녕히 가세요.
Use this phrase when you are bidding someone else goodbye.
This is “yes” in Korean. This is formal Korean.
This is “no” in Korean. This is formal Korean.
English: I am (name).
Pronunciation: Jeoneun (name)-imnida.
Korean: 저는 (name)입니다.
English: I am from (place).
Pronunciation: Jeoneun (place) eseo wasseumnida.
Korean: 저는 (place)에서 왔습니다.
English: I am (age) years old.
Pronunciation: Jeoneun (age) sal imnida.
Korean: 저는 (age)살 입니다.
English: I am a/an (occupation).
Pronunciation: Jeoneun (occupation) imnida.
Korean: 저는 (occupation) 입니다.