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How many greetings and farewells do you know in Korean? Do you know what else to say after hello?
If you are studying Korean, you are probably familiar with a basic hello and goodbye in Korean. In this post, I would like to introduce you to more ways to say hello and goodbye to someone, so you can expand your knowledge in Korean greetings and farewells. The following examples have three different levels: formal, polite, and informal ways.
When you meet someone for the first time, you can say the following expressions:
How would you say “Nice to meet you” in Korean?
When you meet someone again, what you would say to him or her?
* “다시” means “again” in English.
If you have not seen each other for a while, you can say:
How about farewells in Korean?
You probably learned to say goodbye in these ways:
The following farewells are also commonly used in Korea, but they may not be familiar to your ears. The direct translation is “Get home safely.” in English.
I hope above examples will help you to build fluency in your Korean learning.
감사합니다! (Thank you!)
11. 오랜만입니다. (Long time no see.) 그동안 어떻게 지내셨습니까? (How have you been?) – Formal
12. 오랜만이에요. (Long time no see) 그동안 어떻게 지냈어요? (How have you been?) – Polite
13. 오랜만이야. (Long time now see.) 그동안 어떻게 지냈어? (How have you been?) – Informal
14. 안녕히 가십시오. (Goodbye to someone leaving.) or 안녕히 계십시오. (Goodbye to someone staying.) – Formal
15. 안녕히 가세요. (Goodbye to someone leaving.) or 안녕히 계세요. (Goodbye to someone staying.) – Polite
16. 잘 가. (Goodbye to someone leaving.) or 잘 있어. (Goodbye to someone staying.) – Informal
17. 조심히 들어가십시오. or 살펴가십시오. (Goodbye to someone leaving) – Formal
18. 조심히 들어가세요. or 살펴가세요. (Goodbye to someone leaving) – Polite
19. 조심히 들어가. or 조심해서 들어가. (Goodbye to someone leaving) – Informal