Basic Korean Translation Greetings

Want to learn the basic Korean translation for greetings? Read ahead to learn basic greetings with Korean translations in English...

The basic expressions of the Korean language are part of the Hangul dialect, which is the official language in Korea. Surprisingly enough, those new to Korean languages find them fairly easy to learn.

Start by building the basic vocabulary for the Hangul greetings and phrases for farewells. That way a person can say hello and goodbye in the Korean language with the accurate pronunciation.

The main hesitation that learners of the language have is the fact that the Korean language has symbolic characters. However, you can learn them in Roman English in order to perfect your pronunciation.

Common Greetings for Hello and Goodbye in the Korean Language

To say an informal hello to a Korean friend the pronunciation is Annyeong while the formal version of hello would be pronounced as Annyeong haseyo. In order to address someone in the most formal manner you can greet them by saying Annyeong hashimnikka.

In order to answer the telephone the common phrase is Yeoboseyo and easily recognized by Koreans as the salutation to be used on the telephone. When wishing someone goodbye you can use the Korean word Lahitraot and even add in the phrase Nae il man na yo, which translates into the English phrase ‘see you tomorrow’. Also slowly enunciate Ja rit suh to say ‘take care’.

The other basic expressions that a speaker of Korean language Hangul would require include words like Ne, which means yes, Aniyo, which translates into the English expression for no and Kamsahamnida, which means thank you while Mianhamnida refers to I am sorry.

Good morning, good afternoon and good evening can be said in Korean with the words Annyong haseyo and Annyong hashimnikka while goodbye to the person who is leaving is pronounced as Annyonghi kasayo if the departing person is a male and Annyonghi kashipshiyo if the person is a female. Similarly if a person is addressing one who is staying behind then one would say Annyonghi kyesayo to the male and Annyonghi kyeshipshiyo to the female.

Ottok’ke ch nae sye yo? Is the common Korean phrase to ask someone how are you? to say fine as a response to the phrase you would say chal chi nae yo. When meeting for the first time and you want to say ‘How do you do?’ you can say Ch’oum poepgetsumnida.

Nuances of the Korean Language

The Korean language is very easy and fun to learn and lessons can be interactive if they incorporate basic phrases,, which can be utilized on a daily basis. Incorporating current events and cultural aspects into the lesson makes it is easier to pick up the phrases.

Furthermore, you should note that situational Korean has a lot of stress on it and there is a very distinct separation when addressing friends, customers, workers and executives. Therefore, you cannot utilize the same phrases and tonality to speak to different categories of people. A good speaker of Korean would be one who can identify the right stresses and their proper usage.