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 download both the PDF lesson notes and the MP3 audio track for this lesson below, and if you want to learn with our various textbooks and workbooks, you can get them on our online bookstore at MyKoreanStore.com. If you have any questions about this lesson, please leave us comments below!


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And now that you’ve learned how to say “Hello” and “Thank you”, if you’d like to start learning how to read and write in Korean using Hangeul, the writing system of the Korean language, please check out the course below!

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  • MadChuckle

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  • Triangulum Constellation

    I don’t know does anybody already told that, but I want to say that 한국의 is very similar to russian. Very nice language, thank you for your great lessons!

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks for your comment. Well, I’ve never thought about that. It’s interesting. 🙂

  • American Dox

    I wonder if it is typical to eliminate the middle syllable when speaking, as these speakers did. I assume they still know what you are saying, but there are clearly more syllables than are being pronounced. I wish they would explain this!!!!!!!!!!

  • wal

    Scribd won’t let me download or view more than 3 documents without paying. I tried but couldn’t fing the pdf that was supposed to be by the thumb nails.please help.

  • JoJo ➰

    Whats the diffrence between Annyeong-haseyo with ahn-nyuhng-hah-seh-yoh. Just because I have seen in another site the guy saying ahn-nyuhng-hah-seh-yoh.