Level 1 Lesson 3 / Good-bye, See you / 안녕히 가세요, 안녕히 계세요, 안녕

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After listening to this lesson, you can say “Good-bye” or “See you” in Korean. In polite/formal Korean, there are two basic ways to say Good-bye.

One is when you are the one who is leaving. And the other is when you are the one who is staying.

If you are leaving, and the other person is (or the other people are) staying, you can say:
안녕히 계세요. [an-nyeong-hi gye-se-yo]

If you are staying, an the other person is (or the other people are) leaving, you can say:
안녕히 가세요. [an-nyeong-hi ga-se-yo]

You can download a free PDF for this lesson here, or if you want to study with our TalkToMeInKorean textbooks, you can get them here.

  • kusalni

    an-nyeong-hi gye-se-yo

  • Kaye O’Malley

    안녕히 계세요

  • Lloyd

    지금 가야 돼요. 안녕히 계세요!

  • PenguinBeng

    Random question: Assuming that I’m a kid.. Will Native Koreans understand me if I accidentally said 안녕히 Good bye?

  • Ahmed Sameh

    감사 합니다

  • viniindian

    안녕하세요.남사핲니다.TQ very much.:)

  • Inka

    maybe someone has already asked it, but what about when I want to say goodbye in the end of phone conversation, which of these words I should use?

  • Chris Drady

    If I am saying goodbye to a person older than myself, should I always then be more formal in my pronunciation of can I still just say 세요

  • anfel

    thank u for the lesson i really enjoyed it

  • Tamela Daley

    감사합니다!!!!!!!!!! ^-^

  • Aijin Louise Ibarrola

    Thank you for this! You are great teachers! Gamsahapnida!

  • nemo

    감사합니다 :)

  • Darcius

    What is the difference between saying 언녱히계세오 vs 안녱히계십세오? In a book I’m studying from too, the word “십” is present and it’s confusing me.

  • Marvin Jarju

    감사합니다, 안녕히 가세요!!

  • Marshmallow

    감사합니다! 안녕히 계세요!

  • negar

    Please help I can’t download the PDF please fix it

  • 十一米沙

    감사합니다 ! 안녕히 계세요!

  • Katherine-Alice Werner

    This is great. Thanks!

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  • Chaimae Tabaa

    thank’s a lot for this lesson love it sooooooooooo mutch

  • Andre

    What would i say if i leaving and the other person are leaving too?

  • Beth O’Reilly

    Hello there, What do I say to say good bye if i am in a chat room or online messaging someone??

  • dannyR

    I had a Korean friend who answered the phone that fast, something like “_ …(ng)haseyo?_ ” I told Koreans and they didn’t know what I was talking about. I once imitated her, when her phone rang, and she went ‘wa?!’

  • Лана Хајдуковић

    I’m wondering how should I say ‘goodbye’ when I’m texting somebody? Is it the same? When I have to go and I’m leaving the other person, should I say “안녕히 계세요”? Also the other way around? 감사합니다 for these lessons, by the way! I’m so happy that I finally found a way to learn Korean the best.

    • Emma

      I think you would use “세요.” because if you are on a texting basis with someone wouldn’t that mean you two are friends? So that would mean you can be informal with eachother.

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  • Conax B Liu

    This is great. You guys teach like no other.

  • Dennis

    There is no pdf download link here unlike lesson 1 and 2

  • Joe Lai

    how to go to Level 1 Lesson 4?

  • Momo Chan

    i have no words of how great you guys are. we are really thankful for this podcasts since it is very helpful. annyeonghigaseyo ^^

  • 미첼

    So we can cut 녕 when we talk??

  • Jam

    안녕히 가세요 :D

  • Nikiwe

    Anyonkaseyo… kamsahamnida for the lesson. they are coming in very handy. I have been trying to learn Korean for a while now, but it has been such a struggle. These lessons are really helpful. Please keep up the good work

  • Eugenia Lucchelli

    감사합니다 . I recently started considering learning korean and this podcast is just amazing, I wish there were things like this to learn every other language!

  • hehehe

    When you say them fast, they all sound the same though, Do people tell the difference just by what they except to hear?