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. 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.


  • kusalni

    an-nyeong-hi gye-se-yo

  • Kaye O’Malley

    안녕하세요
    사랑해요
    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
    anyonikyésséyo

  • Tamela Daley

    감사합니다!!!!!!!!!! ^-^

  • Aijin Louise Ibarrola

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

  • nemo

    감사합니다 :)