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 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!

Learn to Read and Write in Korean from Talk To Me In Korean on Vimeo.

This 7-part video course is brought to you by the team at http://talktomeinkorean.com to help you learn how to read and write in Hangeul, the Korean writing system. Many people think it will be difficult to learn, but you can actually learn to recognize the sounds that Korean words represent very quickly. Take this course to completely learn to read Hangeul.

  • Cabs

    감사합니다 for the lessons!! My friend told me this website for me to learn more Korean words. Have a good day! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

  • Miriam Barattoni

    안영하세요! 감사합니다 a lot for the lessons. I am reviewing the level 1 after studying it slowly first.

  • Maroun


  • dafany plain

    This is my first time… I want to learnt Korean because I like Kpop and drama want to understand and enjoy more without depending each and every word with english subtitle. Thank you for this lesson

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    • JKelly

      Me too

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  • Tiffy

    안영하세요 🙂

  • 아난다

    안녕하세요! 제 이름은 아난다예요. 반 갑습니다.

    • Martha Yeboah


  • Nicole

    안영하세요! 한국의 수업 대단히 감사합니다!! ^^

  • esmeralda arroyo

    People keep telling me to go to this website to learn Korean I already some words and I already know how to read in Korean but I still don’t understand it and i still don’t know how to put sentences together and they told me to learn verbs I’m hoping this site will help me with that.

  • Marie-Soleil

    안녕하세요! Your books and lessons are really well made. 감사합니다!!

  • Silvia Julianne

    안녕하세요 🙂 I hope I can learn Korean with this site 간사합니다!!!

  • Martha Yeboah

    안녕하세요! Thank you for the lesson. It was really helpful. 감사합니바

  • stella

    Thank you so much for this site being free it is very helpful1

  • Britney Pham

    I have a question if someone could please answer? Whenever I hear native Koreans say hello or thank you, how come it sounds like they say “annyhaseyo” and “kamsamnida” instead of “annYEONGhaseyo” and “kamsaHAMnida” like it sounds like they just completely skip the middle syllables? thanks for your help :))

    • Sydney

      I think it’s because like English words, they get so used to saying it that you don’t hear all the syllables. Like the word CORPORATE. When I say it, it sounds like corp-rate, instead of corp-OR-rate. Does that make sense?