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.

  • nounna

    안녕하세요 ^^
    i’m new here , and i’m so happy that i find this website to help me learn korean language that i adooore , i still beginner , i know some words in korean but i want to be a fluent speaker of this language :) hope so !!

    • Seokjin Jin

      @disqus_bh9hwq3bbn:disqus Hi. Thanks so much for visiting our site. I am sure that your Korean skill will develop a lot if you follow our lessons. Don’t lose your motivation and keep studying with us! 감사합니다.

  • Katie Stam

    Does anyone know why it’s written gamsahapnida but pronounced gamsahamnida?

    • Seokjin Jin

      The last consonant ㅂ was nasalized by following ㄴ so it is pronounced like 감사함니다.

  • Guandra Lee

    Yeoboseyo :-D
    I love Korean since the first time I knew about drama and korean itself (culture, culinary etc) even I haven’t once go and seeit.
    I learned Hanguk since 10years ago until now, but nothing I got. Just can say and understand few word and also reading hangul but not that fluent.
    Now, I found you guys 2 weeks ago! Thanks alot, I guess not more than ą month I got manything. And studying with you is really fun. What anamazing method. You are great guys. Thanks a lot.
    Now I’m doing my final level 1 just within ² weeks.

  • Hailey

    Hello there! I just started learning korean with you and I love it! Can I please ask where I can learn how to write korean letters? thank you very much! :)

  • Sheick Repil Shen

    finally :) i found your website. it is so nice :)

  • Kim

    Hi! Everybody :) I’m new member. Thanks you for the good lesson
    안녕하세요 과 감사합니다

  • Rawan

    감사합니다 for creating this amazing website~~!! @talktomeinkorean ♡♡

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks for your comment. :)

  • nouria ben azaiz

    HI, I just want to say “gam sa hap nida” for this beautiful lesson :)

    • Seokjin Jin

      감사합니다. 댓글 써 주셔서 고마워요. :)

  • Raymond Yang

    I am a total rookie in Korean language, have been listening to TTMIK lessons but never tried to leave a comment to share how I feel about the lesson and what all you guys have been doing. I finished learning Level 1 and have learned about 7 lessons of Level 2 and I am still going up! I must say, these lessons are very very easy to understand, easier than the textbook I bought for learning Korean!! So I must say THANK YOU all of you!!! I would recommend to any of my friends who might be interested in learning Korean. PS. Kyeong-eun Nuna, your voice is so beautiful!!
    I have a little suggestion, I’ve been found that in Korean there are many words whose pronunciation similar to English word or Chinese word(as I am a Chinese), lots of them, maybe it is possible to organize a short summary of such words for our rookies to learn?
    Anyways, thank you again! Will keep learning and leaving comments. You guys are awesome!

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks so much for your comment and also I appreciate your suggestion. We have been making various Korean educational contents and shared them through facebook, youtube and so on, so I am sure that you will see many Korean words and expressions including imported words in those websites.

  • Houyam


    am a beginner but I learned with you how to read and write in Korean…I can read words but I don’t understand them and I don’t understand when I listen to Kpop music :(

    please please please help me to understand the words and the music

    thank you very much <3

  • Marielle Advincula

    this is very helpful im self studying korean i can read korean but the problem is i cant understand so hopefully by listening to your lessons i will be able to understand korean. thank you and more power!

  • Myeong

    한국말 밖에 못알아듣고 있네요. ㅠㅠㅠㅠ 저도 여기서 열심히..영어를ㅋㅋㅋ