In this article, I will introduce “40 Korean greeting sentences”, a must-read for anyone learning Korean. If you are learning Korean with HelloTalk, it will surely be useful to you.

Knowing Korean greetings will help you communicate smoothly in Korean. The way of greeting is different in Japan and Korea, but it is surprisingly easy once you learn it.

List of Korean greeting phrases

1. How are you? (Annyeonghaseyo?) – Hello

2. 안녕히 계세요 (Annyeonghi gyeseyo) – goodbye

3. 안녕히 가세요 (Annyeonghi gaseyo) – goodbye (used when sending someone off)

4. 어서 오세요 (Eoseo oseyo) – welcome

5. 반갑습니다 (Bangapseumnida) – nice to meet you

6. 잘지냈어요? (Jal jinaesseoyo?) – How have you been?

7. 잘 가요 (Jal gayo) – Have a nice trip

8. 좋은 하루 되세요 (Joh-eun halu doeseyo) – Have a nice day

9. 다음에 뵈요 (Daeum-e boeyo) – See you next time

10. 오늘하루도 고생하셨어요 (Oneul haludo gosaenghasyeosseoyo) – Thank you

11. 뭐해요? (Mwohaeyo?) – What are you doing?

12. 잠깐만요 (Jamkkanmanyo) – Wait a minute

13. 어디에서 왔어요? (Eodieseo wasseoyo?) – Where are you from?

14. 이 방법이 어때요? (I bangbeob-i eottaeyo?) – How about this method?

15. 잘 모르겠어요 (Jal moleugess-eoyo) – I’m not sure

16. 대화 좀 할래요 (Daehwa jom hallaeyo) – Shall we talk?

17. 죄송합니다 (Joesonghamnida) – I’m sorry

18. 감사합니다 (Gamsahamnida) – Thank you

19. 좋은 시간 보내세요 (Joh-eun sigan bonaeseyo) – Have a good time

20. 건강하세요 (Geonganghasyeo) – Take care

21. 한국에 얼마나 오래 있을 건가요? (Hanguge eolmana olae iss-eul geongayo?) -How long will you stay in South Korea?

22. 내일 만나요 (Naeil mannayo) – See you tomorrow

23. 좋은 꿈 꾸세요 (Joh-eun kkum kkuseyo) – Have a nice dream

24. 다음 시간에 봐요 (Daeum sigan-e bwayo) – see you next time

25. 축하해요 (Chughahae-yo) – Congratulations

26. 어렵지 않아요 (Eolyeobji anh-ayo) – It’s not difficult

27. 새해 복 많이 받으세요 (Saehae bok manhi badeuseyo) – Happy New Year

28. 화장실 어디있어요? (Hwajangsil eodi iss-eoyo?) – Where is the toilet?

29. 맛있게 드세요 (Mas-issge deuseyo) – Enjoy

30. 힘내세요 (Himnaeseyo) – Good luck

31. 무슨 일 있어요? (Museun il iss-eoyo?) – What happened?

32. 와아! 좋아요! (Waa! Joh-ayo!) – Wow! wonderful!

33. 기대돼요 (Gidaedwaeyo) – Looking forward to it

34. 제게 줄래요? (Jege jullae-yo?) – Can you give it to me?

35. 오오! 귀여워요! (Oo! Gwiyeowoyo!) – Oh! cute!

36. 손 잡아요 (Son jab-ayo) – Please hold my hand

37. 멋있어요 (Meosiss-eoyo) – cool

38. 도와주세요 (Dowajuseyo) – Please help me

39. 집에 가요 (Jib-e gayo) – I’m going home

40. 헤어졌어요 (He-eojyeoss-eoyo) – break up

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