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.


  • Mahdiyya

    안녕하세요! I recently started using this website and I absolutely love it! 너무 좋아해요, 감사합니다. You guys are really funny and such great teachers! Thank you so much, 너무 감사합니가!
    안녕히 계세요 ^^

  • Monica May

    i have just started to learn korean ,it really interest me a lot and i need your help to proceed further do help me out sir

  • Taif

    OMG! this is so difficult. I think i have to practice more in this one :P

    • Seokjin Jin

      Oh no… which part is hard?

  • Brenda Sudds

    I absolutely love this website!

  • Pure Gold

    what if both are leaving? not together ofcourse

  • Djilian Foster

    I Like these lessons but you’re speaking very fast I need to litsen it again so as to understand well :)

    • Seokjin Jin

      Nice! You must understand better than before, right?

    • Djilian Foster

      oh Yes ! but I’m not a biginner in Korean .. for that sometimes I’m confused :( meol hal keo yae yo ?! haha

  • Shin Zhang

    thank you for the lesson! I never know their has ga/gye different before

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks for your comment. Actually, they are quite basic and important part.

  • Juanis

    Where can i find the next lesson?

  • Fey

    If both are leaving shouldn’t it be “an-nyeong-hi gye-se-yo” and not an-nyeong-hi ga-se-yo”?

    • Jakob B

      an-neyong-hi gye-se-yo is used when YOU are leaving, so for both of them, they are leaving. So its natural to use the “gye” version

    • 권찬니

      If both are leaving, “annyeonghi gaseyo” is used because it literally means “Go in peace”
      “Annyeonghi gyeseyo” is NOT used because it literally means “Stay in peace”

      Since both of them are leaving, and none of them are staying, you say “annyeonghi gaseyo” (go in peace)

  • Thu Thuy

    안녕하세요 :)
    감사합니다 for another wonderful lesson :) Sorry for posting after every lesson but I just downloaded a program to write Korean on my laptop. So I have to practice. :) I’m slow right now but it’s getting better….I think xD
    안녕히 계세요 :)

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks for your comment! It took a long time for me to get used to write English through keyboard, too.

  • miko chan

    if both of us are not staying and we wanna say goodbye, how should i say ????(sorry for my poor english, i am a Chinese)

    • Alex

      안녕히가세요 (an-nyeong-hi-ga-se-yo)

  • Hanouf

    안녕히 계세요

  • https://twitter.com/ezteruru esteru

    I just laughing when 선현우 start speaking korean common style, I often hear that style when watching korean program. whoa it’s very fun learning korean with you guys! 감사합니다~ ^^ *bow*

  • Yuri

    Okay so is this the oly way to say bye? Cause i watch a lot of korean movies and stuff, And i use the her pretty often that they only say annyeong. Or is it when u say hello to make it like simple or something? I have thought about that alot! ^^

  • CapitalOneBanksy

    I love how these lessons get everything burnt into your head. 감사합니다!

  • mirachalak

    Hello :) while saying 안녕히 계세요 [an-nyeong-hi g''Y''e-se-yo] do we pronounce the ” Y ” ?
    and another question : How to we pronounce ”J” in Korean , sounds a little like ” T”
    Thank You in advance

  • http://www.pinterest.com/mariekexo Marieke

    This is funny and educative! Thanks!

  • Tom Grey

    안녀하세요! Great lesson. I’m trying to practice typing 한글. It’s a lot easier than hand writing… The lessons are very informative and easy to grasp. 너무 감사합니다!

    • Seokjin Jin

      Thanks for your comment. :)

  • Gretel SinHansel

    This is funny because I´m learning Korean as English at the same time with your lessons, I have to listen at least three times ㅎㅎㅎ, I love you guys thank you for your great job! 안녕히 게세요! ^^

  • Haneen Abdallah

    luv u guys :)))

  • sakura

    Hello… it seems like I cant play this voice. Help me please. =(