Level 4 Lesson 7 / It’s okay. I’m okay. / 괜찮아요

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안녕하세요! In this lesson, we are going to look at a very commonly used expression but has a very versatile usage. Today’s expression is 괜찮아요, which basically means “it’s okay”. Listen in to find out more about how this expression “괜찮아요” can be used in various situations.



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.


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tyler-La/100000387228787 Tyler La

    using usage 3 i can say…
    이 레슨이 진짜 괜찮아요. :) (맞나요?)

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      Yes! You’re right! 잘 썼어요.

  • http://www.21tiger.com Michael A. Robson

    Ah… 석진씨 다시 한번 following 경은? 와우! ㅎㅎㅎ~~

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      xD

  • Colton Pomeroy

    네, 이 레슨은 아주 괜찮았어요. ㅋㅋ Do you think you could you please teach a lesson on “-는기 글렀어”? That would be rele helpful! Thanks so much for your hard work! ㄳ ^^

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      I am sure Hyunwoo will deal with the pattern in the future lesson.

  • http://fewreasonsfor.tumblr.com raminsu

    안녕하세요

    날씨가 괜찮을거예요. 감사합니다

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      오늘 날씨가 정말 춥긴 하지만, 난로가 있어서 괜찮아요.

  • caddie

    이 레슨을 만들어주셔서 감사합니다.^-^
    오늘 처음으로 “괜찮아요”가 이렇게 많은 뜻 있는지 알아요.가르쳐주셔서 정말 감사합니다. ^0^

    내일 크리스마스 이브 이죠? 한국에서 크리스마스는 화이트 크리스마스 일까요? ^-^ 싱가포르에서 눈이 올리가 없어요.
    크리스마스 이브에 한국 사람들이 어떻게 보낼까요? 궁금해요.ㅋㅋㅋ…^-^ 다음 이야기에서 선생님들이 알려주시면 좋겠어요.^-^

    선생님들, 미리 메리 크리스마스 !!! ^_____________^

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      안녕하세요 Caddie 씨, 저는 크리스마스 이브에 쇼핑을 했어요.

      밖에 나오니까 사람들이 너무 많아서 쇼핑하는 게 너무 불편했어요.

  • 선생님들께

    내일은 크리스마스 이브입니다.

    전에는 계절에 선생님들께 인사를 보낼 수 괜찮습니다.

    즐거운 성탄이 되기를 바랍니다! ^.^
    새해 복 많이 받으세요! ^o^
    즐거운 시간을 보내세요. ^.^

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      준 씨, 너무 고마워요. ^^ 성탄절 재밌게 잘 보내셨나요?

    • 진 선생님, 안녕하세요.

      크리스마스를 좋아해요! :)
      그것은 매우 멋진 크리스마스가 였어요!
      맛있는 크리스마스 음식을 먹고 많은 선물을 받았습니다.
      재미있는 크리스마스를 정말 즐거웠어요.
      진 선생님, 멋진 크리스마스가 어떻게 잘 보내셨어요? ^.^
      즐거운 하루 보내세요!

  • caddie

    선생님들,제가 질문 있어요.^-^

    May I know how to say ” as long as…” in Korean?

    For example: “As long as you like it, I can buy it for you.”
    How to say this sentence in Korean?

    선생님들이 가르쳐주세요. ^-^

    감사합니다!!! ^-^

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      As long as ~~~ : ~~ 하는 만큼

      As long as you like it, 당신이 좋아하는 만큼

      I can buy it for you. 사줄 수 있어요.

    • caddie

      석진 씨가 대답해주셔서 고마워요. ^-^

      즐거운 하루 보내세요! ^-^

  • Samier

    안녕하세요 TTMIK!

    I’ll be sure to use 괜찮아요 often ^^

    감사합니다 ^^

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      Nice!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people//1846666069 김병국

    정말 유익한 강좌입니다. ^^

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      감사합니다. ^^

  • 아… 모두 레슨들은 다 괜찮아요~ :)

  • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

    그럼요. 다 괜찮죠.

    • 맞죠! ^_^

  • http://matinga.com 마팅아

    simple yet very fulfilling.

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      Thanks. ^^ 감사합니다.

  • SC

    hehe #3 is my fav usage, especially when people say it like, “오~~괜찮다!” where the inflection kind of goes up at the end :D

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      ^^

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cory-LeBoff/721371413 Cory LeBoff

    TTMIK 진짜 괜찮아요!!!!! 이 레슨도(Sp?) :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jolly-Good/100002653168045 Jolly Good

    This helped me to separate the meanings in my head. I already knew but it’s very good to revise it ^^.
    Thanks for the lesson.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Hee-Lee/100002453367433 Hee Lee

    안녕하세요
    선상님들 , 이 재미있는 레슨 만들어 주셔서 감사합니다
    제문 봐 주세요

    A : do you know TTMIK ?
    트트믹 알아요 ?

    B : TTMIK ? what is that ?
    트트믹 ? 뭐예요 ?

    A : that’s where i’m learning Korean
    그데에서 요즘에 저는 한국어를 공부하고있어요

    B : really ? how is that ?
    진짜요? 그데 어때요 ?

    A : very cool
    정말 괜찮아요

    i didn’t know 괜찮아요 has so many meanings before , it reminds me of the song Lie sung by G.O.D ,it’s originally a sad song ,but when Super Junior Jo Kyuhyun covered it , he turned it into a happily break up version , lol , it’s much funnier

    (나는) 그래 나는 (괜찮아) 아프잖아

    (내 걱정은 하지 말고 떠나가)

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      그데 어때요 ? > 그거 어때요?

      Yeah, it helps a lot to know many songs when you learn foreign languages. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/HuyenTran-Nguyen/100000679625035 HuyenTran Nguyen

    A: :( 오빠, 난오늘 아침에 떨어졌어!
    B: 괜찮아요?
    A: 어니, 너무 아파!
    B: 조심해야 병원 가자.

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      난오늘 아침에 떨어졌어! > 저 오늘 아침에 넘어졌어요. (넘어지다 to be fallen down on the street, 떨어지다 to be fallen from high location like building)

      어니 > 아니

      조심해야 병원 가자. > 조심해야지. 병원 가자.

  • Kristen

    선생님:]
    “걱정하지마라요” 말했는데, 제가”마라” 몰라요. 그리고… What does it mean?
    (and how do you ask “what does that/it mean?” in Korea?:D thank you!)

  • muses

    hey everyone!

    i have a question.in nine muses’ song News,the lyrics ‘괜찮냐고 물어 모르는 척” so i’m wondering how it became 괜찮냐고?

    thanks!

    • Eden

      when something has the ending -냐고 it is quoted speach, specifically a question. so, “괜찮냐고” means that they are quoting someone (themselves, or someone else) who asked, “are you okay?” or “is it okay?”

      I believe “괜찮냐고 물어 모르는 척” means something along the lines of “I act like I don’t realize when you ask, ‘are you okay?’ “

  • Jan

    Would it be rude to reject an offer (fx. a drink) by

    아니요. 괜찮아요.

    What could you say to be very clear?
    Thanks for your help :)

  • http://4514lover.blogspot.com DavidXian

    One thing that makes me love you guys is that you always tell us where the words or phrases come from. Honestly I like that kind of information. ^_^

    Anyway, for the usage no 3 (“cool”, “good”, or “recommendable”) – I heard something like “너 너무 괜찮은 여자다.” In this case, did it mean good-looking/pretty/handsome or did it mean that the woman have a good character/personality?

    btw, believe me or not, 김종국 said that exact phrase to 신봉선. lol

    • http://twitter.com/jinseokjin jinseokjin

      Well, it can be different in accord to the context but normally, the phrase can be used to compliment someone’s personality.

      Thanks for your comment. :)

  • JUN

    현우 선생님 하고 경은 선생님은 진짜 괜찮아요.
    그들은 좋은 선생님입니다.
    우리를 가르쳐 주셔서 감사합니다.
    수고하셨습니다. :) :)

  • 나하린

    Did Hyunwoo catch a cold on that day? His voic was different.
    Take care of your health…