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.

  • Era Mae Saburnido

    yeah.. how can i download the audio? i wanna download it from the very beginning ^^

    • http://myanimelist.net/profile/quin--decim Ugh

      Where it says download file, right click on mp3 or pdf, then save link as.

    • Era Mae Saburnido

      but its not working on me

    • http://myanimelist.net/profile/quin--decim Ugh

      That’s strange, have you tried downloading it from soundcloud?

    • Era Mae Saburnido

      not yet. hehe :) I’ll try. thanks anyway

    • http://myanimelist.net/profile/quin--decim Ugh

      Hopefully it works for you :)

    • Era Mae Saburnido

      but its not working on me

  • Tar-san

    정말 감사합니다!! >///< New student here.

  • Kim Boa

    Thank you so much.
    It’s easy to learn for the biginner.

  • Edina Varju

    안녕하세요 감사합니다 <3 :)

  • Minkookie Krix Zero’eight

    plz help me guys .. how to speak and write korean… plz….. plz..zzzzz

  • Minkookie Krix Zero’eight

    kamsahamnida…. :D

  • Edina Varju

    Please help me! How can I practise the writing of the Korean words?감사합니다 :)

    • Natalia

      If you mean like, how to learn fast, I learnt the whole Hangul alphabet in two weeks using: http://www.learnlangs.com/RWP/Korean/Korean%20-%20Lesson%201.htm
      And once I learnt how to read it, I would get out a text book, and write down all the ones i remembered off the top of my head, and their pronunciations. To learn a language quickly, you need to get into routine and you have to really want to learn the language, to succeed.

      Hope I helped!
      Kamsahabnida, and Annyeong!

  • Coosusu

    Why the audio play button is not shown on the webpage anymore? There is only a sound cloud logo instead and it’s not clickable.

  • kimooliano

    hi guys i’m learning korean speaking with you
    i have 2 questions
    first is that i have few problems with the pronunciations for example the word that means book “cheak’
    i can’t pronounce the ‘ch’ just the way you do. what should i do for that
    and the 2nd is that how can i learning your writing? it’s too difficult for me!

  • Kim


  • Jane Capellan Styles

    annyeong haseyo! gamsahapnida for this lesson <3

  • Cat

    Hi can you help me is this correct?
    어떻게 지내세요? = how are you doing?

    How are you doing?

    • Dru Sutton

      Yes, and if you want to shorten it a little you can say “어떻게 지내요?” Which is “how are you?”

  • Cat

    i would like to write a letter to a Korea friend, but i have difficulties in composing into the correct sentence. by using translator i find it abit funny. can anyone i can ask for help? please…….

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  • Kristoffer

    감 사 합 니 다 =)

  • Jungkookie

    감사합니다 for this lesson~

  • Meryem jemaa

    Gamsahapnida so much !!! New student^_^ so exited!!!

  • Svieta


  • Queen

    Thanks guys!

  • V Rose

    감사합니다! Thank you so much for the free lessons!

  • Monica Louise Nicolas

    wait.. what if I say, annyeonghaseyo! jeoneun monika imnida. nan hangugeo jalhago ssipeoyo. is that corect? i’m just curious if it’s correct, my friends just keep saying it. kamsahabnida!

  • mohammad ali

    i need help.i really love the korean language
    .but ,i cannot speak english well. من يك ايراني هستم.i m from iran

    • パリ~

      hello mohammad ali! ببین اگه تهران زندگی میکنی بیا آموزشگاه زبان دانشگاه تهران! تو خیابون کارگر شمالیه! فارسی به کره ای بخوای یاد بگیری کلی آسون تره! این سایته خیلی خوبه ولی باید انگلیست در حد عالی باشه تا به مشکلی بر نخوری ^^

    • sky

      i can help you if you want

  • Lyssandra Evillin

    Thank you for the free lessons, you guys are amazing! 짱~

  • Marshmallow


  • Afiifah Radhiyatullah

    정말 감사합니다 for ur lesson ^^

  • 十一米沙

    안녕하세요! 감사합니다!

  • Christie Zeller

    Right-click the mp3 symbol on the top right. You just need to select the “save target” option and then decide where you want it to save to. Hope this helps!

  • Renkin Jutsushi Gokusei

    Annyeonghaseyo I want to learn korean language…How I will learn Fast?
    Kamsahamnida :)

    • FinalwholockianfaerieGamer

      I know this reply is late, which is pretty ironic… Anyway, I think you just have to work at it for a while and you’ll get it. Watching Korean television, such as K-drama can help A LOT. The best way to learn any language quickly is to go a country where that language is spoken, but this can be too difficult. The average adult can learn the basics of any language in about three months if completely immersed. However, if you cannot travel to Korea, then K-dramas can be very helpful to as a supplement to lessons.

  • Hai Duc

    안녕하세요. 감사합니다.

  • sky

    안녕 친구 당신은 내 한국어를 개선하는 데 도움이 될 수 있습니다

  • Roby Polo

    Annyeonghaseyo!! I was searching for some place where I can learn Korean easly and I think this is the best place, Kamsamnida!!

  • lastmoment2012

    I want to download audio on my phone
    I could not download
    It just opened on line
    Please help me???

    • Fegor

      If you are using an iphone or ipod, you can search for Talk to me in korean on podcasts. If not, you can download it on a laptop and email it to yourself and open it on your phone.

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  • maryam shakirah

    Annyeonghaseyo, omg I love the Korean language and I really want to learn to speak, read and write it. I need help please. I will be very greatful