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Basic Greetings and Conversation [ Korean ]

Today, we will learn about basic greetings and conversation in Korean language.

Here are some words and phrases that are useful in every day life.

안녕하세요 (Pronounce: an nyong ha sye yo, its meaning is "Hi") : It is the honorific language.

안녕 (Pronounce, its meaning is "Hi": an nyong): It is the familiar speech.

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어떻게 지내세요? (Pronounce: ottok'ke ch nae sye yo?, its meaning is "how are you doing?): It's honorific language.

어떻게 지내? (Pronounce: ottok'ke ch nae?, its meaning is "how are you doing?): It is the familiar speech.

잘 지내요 (Pronounce: chal chi nae yo, its meaning is "I'm fine (in reply to "ottok'ke ch nae sye yo?"): It's honorific language.

질 지내 (Pronounce: chal chi nae, its meaning is "I'm fine (in reply to "ottok'ke ch nae ?"):

It is the familiar speech.

[glow=blue,2,300]Secondly, let's look at simple words that you can use.[/glow]

예 (Pronounce: ye, its meaning is "yes")

네 (Pronounce: Ne, its meaning is "yes")

응 (Pronounce: eg, its meaning is "yes")

-예, 네 can be used in honorific language, and 응 can be used in the familiar speech.

아니오 (Pronounce: an-ni-o, its meaning is "No")

아니 (Pronounce: an-ni, its meaning is "No")

- 아니오 can be used in honorific language, and 아니 can be used in the familiar speech.

감사합니다 (Pronounce: Kam sa ham ni da, its meaning is "Thank you")

고맙습니다 (Pronounce: Ko map sum ni da, its meaning is "Thank you")

고마워 (Pronounce: Ko ma war, its meaning is "Thank you")

- 감사합니다, 고맙습니다 can be used in honorific language, and 고마워 can be used in the familiar speech.

미안합니다 (Pronounce: mian ham ni da, its meaning is "I'm sorry")

죄송합니다 (Pronounce: choe song ham ni da, its meaning is "I'm sorry")

미안해 (Pronounce: mian hae, its meaning is "I'm sorry")

- 미안합니다, 죄송합니다 can be used in honorific language, and 미안해 can be used in the familiar speech.

You can use these simple sentences and words with your friends!

I hope you enjoy studying Korean language.

If you have any question, feel free to ask me  :smile:

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  • 2 years later...

Thanks for posting this!  I find this so confusing when I translate it because I don't really know how you're supposed to know when to use the honorific or the more casual version.  There is like five ways to say sorry but I feel nervous at the prospect of talking to people in a natural setting.  But it's kind of nice how they show respect to their elders by having a special way of saying thank you, sorry, and hello to other people.  I wonder if Koreans see English as disrespectful because she kind of just have one way of saying it instead of four or five.  I know my mindset has to change to properly speak Korean.

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