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.

  • Angelica

    Hello ,good day .. Im a filipino.and im from philippines.. I want to know all about korean languages..or anything else i know.. Can you help me ? Because someday i will go in korea ..i look there if how it is wonderful place. I like korean or korean saying..thank you..

  • mohadese

    hello i am new here!thanks for your perfect lessons but how can i learn to write?i just can speak korean a little…good luck

  • Mana

    Hello! I’m currently trying to start up a Korean learning blog as well (It’s actually required for one of my college courses) and I’m just thankful to your blog that had helped me learn some Korean. Thank you very much!

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks for your comment! I hope many people learn Korean through your blog, too. :)

  • Guest

    Hi, Alexandra here…
    I can’t understand what means this pictura.
    Can everybody help me? :/

  • Guest

    Hi, Alexandra here.
    I have a little problem…
    I don’t understand what this picture say.
    Can everybody help me? : /

    • Seokjin Jin

      It said that you should put at least 7 things and it moves to the favorites.

  • 美しさ

    I am seriously excited to start learning korean!! i’ve been watching Korean Drama and its awesome! so i’ve been picking up some phrases :) its all about patience and practice! love it!!!

  • JSRMaster

    Annyong hasayo. I’ve just discovered and started learning from TTMIK (instead of trying and failing to pick stuff up from K dramas) and have just bought the hangeul master book and also wookbook lvl 1 but am confused as to the audio tracks that go with which book please help. Gamsa ham neda.

  • Sophie Migacz

    I’m new here. I know a few basic phrases but not much else. Hopefully everyone can help me a little. Thank you so much for this site!

  • Desirie Angayao

    This is my question. How can Korean address people that are older than them. For example: I have an older sister. How can I call her in Korean.

    I’m sorry for the early question.

  • Nouha JUNHA

    감사합니다 Nice lesson thank youuuu ^^

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  • 김 마리ㅔ

    안녕하세요 why is theㅅin 존댓말 romanized as a t ? This is not the first time I have seen this and it is very confusing to me.

    • Seokjin Jin

      At the end of a word or before a consonant, all Korean consonants are
      pronounced without releasing air and as a result, the sound changes.
      For the ㅅ sound, it turns to a ㄷ (t) sound because you are not releasing
      any air when finishing the word. For example, 옷 (ot) is pronounced
      with the “t/d” sound because your tongue is kind of trapped between your
      teeth when you’re finished!! It’s really hard to not release any air
      when saying the ㅅ sound, so the t/d sound (ㄷ) is used to ease
      pronunciation. There are a number of consonants that change sounds at
      the end of a word, so please refer to this chart:

    • 김 마리ㅔ

      감사합미가 that truly helps alot! I have learned soooo much from ttmik you are all great!

  • Christy B

    I’m not super new at Korean due to being totally into Kpop and all but this video really cleared up my misunderstanding of ‘thank you’ i used to really pronounce it with KAM but now i understand the little slur between the G and the K! ^^ 감사합니다!