Level 1 Lesson 1 / Hello, Thank you / 안녕하세요, 감사합니다

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Welcome to the very first lesson at TalkToMeInKorean.com! If you are an absolute beginner of the Korean language, start with this lesson and practice with us. Don’t worry if you do not know how to read and write in Korean yet. We will guide you through every step of learning Korean. In this lesson, you can learn how to say “Hello.” and “Thank you.” in Korean.

“Hello.” is “안녕하세요. [an-nyeong-ha-se-yo]” and “Thank you.” is “감사합니다. [gam-sa-hap-ni-da]” If you already know how to say these expressions, listen to the lesson to find out how to say them most naturally. If you can make a video of yourself saying these expressions, that would be FANTASTIC!


You can view the PDF here or download it here, or if you want to study with our TalkToMeInKorean textbooks, you can get them here. And after you learn the basics, try writing your own Korean sentences and get corrections from native speakers through HaruKorean, our 1:1 correction service.

  • Odett Rodríguez

    So i started to learn korean today because i thoght it will be awsome to finaly understand what SHINee are singing about
    (My teacher says that Korea is a butiful country)

    • Odett Rodríguez

      Sorry for the misspelling

    • April Lyn Pastrana

      Hmmm. You will understand it. If you look for hangul/romanized/english lyrics . ☺

  • 미미

    정말 감사합니다! ^^* ㅋㅋ

    • aly

      ㅈㅎㅁㅅ 양 새ㅑ ㄴ묘?

  • AJ Lee

    Nice lesson, you guys are cool. I am thinking about learning Korean as I would love to visit Korea.

  • scha scha

    anyeonghasayo haha im ver excited to talk in korea because i want stay there

  • Anna

    I need some help. I’m a beginner and I know nothing in korean. Should I first learn the hangeul before I listen to this lesson ? Where can I found on this site the korean alphabet? (sorry for my bad english)

    • April Lyn Pastrana

      Actually you must learn first how to speak and how to pronounce it correctly!

  • Seloua

    an-nyeong-ha-se-yo from Rabat Morocco. I m a new student.
    gam-sa-hap-ni-da for the first lesson :)

  • Sonu pun

    hello my name is sonu and i am from nepal…i want to learn korian language so i found ur website….how can i learn and understanding korian language….

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks for visiting our website. You can follow our lessons from the Level 1 lesson 1. Download PDF and Audio file and listen and repeat. :)

  • Salah

    Hello my Name is Salah. I am a Chechen from German and I am looking forward to learn this nice language. So i can visit and even work there in Korea.

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks so much Salah. Let’s start learning Korean with us. :)

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    i am searching from long time an institute
    to learn korea language because i like korean people and korean culture am from pakistan i have 3 friend they beloning to korea

  • Emma Dalin

    Hi my name is Emma and I am really keen on learning to speak Korean language. I just downloaded lesson 1 with the pdf files. Could you please tell me how to pronounce jondaetmal. Is it silent t. It sounds like jondaemal when you say it.

  • Amine Mersoul

    thank you for the lesson …

  • Kilabot LakasTama

    There was 2 letter in one alphabet ㄹ and the letter P have 2 alpahabet? ㅍ ㅂ this two have the same letter P?

    • cyke

      ㄹ is “L” or “R” in english alphabet. ㅍ is “F”. ㅂ is “P” or “B”

  • Andrew


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  • syukry shah

    Aneonghaseyo My Name is Syukry shah and im student from Malaysia.I really really really looking forward to learn this nice and beautiful language. so that can help me when i went korea.
    i hope this web site can make me to speak and reading in korea..
    Please give guidance. Gamsahamida.

    • mohit shah

      are malaysia also has korean peoples

  • Havilah27

    Merry christmas

  • multiramen

    감사합니다! very helpful!

  • Filip Tran


  • mohit shah

    annyeong-ha-se-yo hello my name is mohit shah and i find this site very helpful to me so thankyou for making this sites or i say gam-sa-hap-ni-da

    • KyungHwa Sun

      Thank you for studying with us! =)

    • MOHIT gadda

      Its my pleasure mam … And its a good for me because I find so much site but its really helpful

  • mohit shah

    how we say what are you doing

    • KyungHwa Sun

      지금 뭐 하고 있어요? or 지금 뭐 하는 중이에요?

    • 팕상리

      coudn’t it be 지금 뭐하닝거야?

    • KyungHwa Sun

      If you say “지금 뭐 하는 거예요?”, it sounds like “What do you think you are doing?”

  • Bruna Bonxhi Babbage

    Just started Korean today..

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  • Kim Tran

    Annyeong haseyo! I just started learning korean today, and I’m glad to say that I learn quite a bit! I’m vietnamese and moved to the states a 7 years and now fluently speak English. After a while I developed a liking to K-dramas and Kpop. But I really never understood it and couldn’t sing along ;-;. I tried learning korean on multiple other site but they didn’t help much… But I found this site and learning korean has never been so fun! Gamsahapnida! I’m doing 5-10 videos a day starting today! ^^ Annyeonghigyeseyo!

  • Romnick Saplagio

    annyeong!!!! chingus I just want learn Korean today….. so i’m so glad !!!!!!!

  • jennifer

    just moved to korea. need to learn language fast. so i am starting to watch your videos. thank you

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks for studying Korean with us. :)

  • arasinah kamis

    I have been to Korea before last year, it’s so hard to find the places that I&my mother wanted to go so we had to ask the Korean people.it’s so hard to ask them cause some of them doesn’t know how to speak in English very well.but thank god some of them rather help us even thought they didn’t know,they tried so hard to help us.I’m so thankful for them,then I thanked them in Korean.but some of them know how to speaked in Indonesia, I’m a Malaysian but both our language almosted the same and some of them also willing to helped us suddenly.I’m so thankful for them.So from now on I will learn Korean because when they come to Malaysia I can help them and guide them for a sight of thankfulness for there help when I was in Korea.

    • Seokjin Jin

      Wow, you are so kind! Thanks for your comment. :)

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    I am working at SAMSUNG over 3 years and Now I am starting to learn Korean Language with the help of your lessons. Thanks you!

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  • Marji

    I’m so tired of reading dramas’ subtitles !!! XD I would like to travel in a lot of countries and korea is a big part of this travel so thank you for these lessons !! You guys rock :D

  • Janine Pressley

    I’ve been exposed to the Korean Language since High School. My best friend’s family is Korean-American mixed, but I never wanted to learn. Now after 20+ years, I’ve began studying. I’ll be planning a trip in 2018 for the Winter Olympics. Thanks for the material and the videos. Now if only I can get the reading down, I’ll be set for life. Oh, also, you have such a beautiful baby boy… soooo cute!!!

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks so much for your comment. I hope you study Korean well with us so that you can speak Korean when you come to the Olympics. :)

  • AnnaBee27

    How do you say, “Kyunghwa Sun is the cutest!” in Korean? :]

  • Vishwajeet Dey

    An-hyeong ha-se-you everybody. I am restarting my Korean learning. Previously I started it but stopped in between due to loads of work but now planning to complete it. Thanks TTMK for materials you guys provide for Korean lovers to study. Wish you all the best. God bless you all heaps!!

  • Sally

    i have a question. is there any difference between using “감사합니다” and “고맙습니다” ?

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  • Roberto Zepeda

    안녕하세요! I have to admit I’m currently in level 2 lesson 13 but I never left a comment before, so I’m gonna change that now because the TTMIK team did an amazing job with this site and with the lessons, I’ve learned a lot by now too and I want to say Thank You So Much. Coincidentally this lesson is about saying thank you so it’s perfect. 경은 선생님 감사합니다! 현워 선생님 감사합니다! 석진 선생님 감사합니다! I’ll try to leave more comments in next lessons.