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.

  • Naa Adei Kotey

    ahnyoseyoo!!!!! I actually realized that having watched some Korean drama, I have somehow picked a few words, and learning a new language has never been fun like this before.. I am honstly looking forward to the day I speak Korean fluently

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks for your comment. We also hope the day will come soon to you!

  • Feroza Lein

    hi can someone explain to me? I’m a little bit confused about the hangul. which one is the hangul for “h” ? is it on the picture in this lesson? or the pdf one? what’s the difference? thank you

    • http://smaugthedesolator.tumblr.com smaugthedesolator

      they are just two different fonts, both are correct. Sometimes the font changes slightly, and makes it look differently.

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  • Jessica

    Hi there ! I’m so excited to have found you Ive always wanted to learn Korean ! i can’t wait for all the lessons. wish me luck and hopefully soon ill be talking to you in Korean !

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks so much for studying Korean with us. Of course I wish you good luck!

  • Ntombizinhle Malandu

    hello, I want to start learning korean but i dont know if i should purchase the books or just learn from the online lessons. how many online lessons are there anyway?

    • Seokjin Jin

      Every lessons in TTMIK are free. We added more materials in the Books and E-books in MyKoreanStore so that they will be more helpful to your study. if you learn more, you can buy it, but you can still many parts of Korean through this website. It is totally up to you.

  • Mary Jane Gatchalian Castillo

    여러분 안녕하세요!

  • Catia

    How do I download the audio? (Can I download it directly into my iPad or does it have to be the computer?)

  • Kim On

    I’m new here! I hope I can learn Korean well, cuz I want to go to Seoul! ^^ 감사합니다!!

    • Seokjin Jin

      Oh! I hope you will use the Korean expressions that you learn from TTMIK when you come to Seoul.

  • Beverly Evangelista

    Hi. I’m done at level 1 lesson 1. May i know where i can find lesson 2 and the succeeding lessons? Kamsahamnida. :)

  • Suri Elfirani

    안녕하세요. Im new here too. Actually i start learning hangul last year. So i already learn hangul by myself for 1year. But too sad, i dont know anyone who could speak hangul to practice with. So until now i could understand the meaning but couldnt build the good sentence. ㅠ_ㅠ 아쉽네요.
    Wanna start to learn again from this site.
    감사합니다 ㅅ_ㅅ

  • geniebabe

    annyeong haseyo means hello and annyeong means hi.My auntiwe ansd uncle Kang is Korean citizen now so I know somwekorwean words

  • Hanouf

    Helpful lesson

  • Ben Youssef Nour

    Hi iam from Tunisia . I’m new here . I want to learn Korean here But i don’t speak Korean yet . Please help me and finally thanks

  • Nehemiah

    1st lesson is great and well done, it’s nice to be here. 감사합니다