Greeting

 

  Major greetings are here. Let's memorize directly.

 

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Yes
No
아니오A아뇨
Hello, How are you?
안녕하세요
How do you do?
처음 뵙겠습니다
Thank you
고맙습니다A감사합니다
Your welcome
천만에요
Long time no see
오래간만입니다
Good-bye
안녕히 계세요A안녕히 가세요
I beg your pardon
실례했습니다
I'm sorry
미안합니다A미안해요
Excuse me
죄송합니다
Please forgive me
용서(허락) 해주세요
Best regards
부탁드립니다
May I help you?
어서 오십시오
(A phrase when working is finished)
수고하셨습니다
Congratration
축하합니다
I'm home
다녀 왔습니다
Welcome home
어서오세요
Good night
안녕히 주무세요
(A phrase just before having food)
잘 먹겠습니다
(A phrase after having food)
잘 먹었습니다

 

 

 

  ◆Usage of "안녕하세요"

 

  "안녕하세요" is the most useful greeting that can say anywhere, anytime. The general usage of this phrase is that we come across someone. On the other hand, there are ways to use it like following situation. A clerk can say it when customers visit a store, when customers go out of a store. We can say "안녕" with friendly. This is like "Hi!"

 

 

  ◆The difference of "고맙습니다" and "감사합니다"

 

  You may use whichever. "감사합니다" is more polite than "고맙습니다". When you wanna say lightly, you can use "고맙습니다". When you wanna say seriously, you had better to use "감사합니다". But no regular rules to distinguish from these phrase.

 

 

  ◆How to say "Good-bye"

 

  It's neccessary to distinguish from these phrases. When we leave a partner, we have to say "안녕히 계세요" against staying people. On the other hand, when a partner leaves us, we have to say "안녕히 가세요" against leaving people. During friendly people, we can say "다시 또 보자" which means like "See you again".

     
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