Words and Phrases for Hello in the Korean Language

If there is a word that is typically made use of on a regular basis, it is the term “hello.” Greeting another person is an eleme
nt of the social culture since stating “hi” expresses friendliness, warmth, and acknowledgment of the individual.

There are several things that you definitely have to take if you are going to visit Korea, and some knowledge of the Korean language is one of those things that will be very helpful to you. It would be a great benefit to you if you could express and connect with people in their own language. In the same way, knowing to say common things like “hello” which is “annyeonghaseyo” or “annyeonghashipniga” and “let me introduce myself” which is “Jeh Sogeh-reul Hagetseupnida” are good skills to have. Technically, these Korean phrases should be used with a questioning tone. Nevertheless many Koreans nowadays merely say both terms without the question mark. “Annyeonghaseyo” and “annyeonghashipniga” has the common word “annyeong” in them which can mean two things. Firstly, it can stand to mean “well” and secondly “in good condition.”

Between close buddies, the common greeting is “hello” which is “annyeong” in Korean. The phrase “Happy to meet you” can be expressed as “Mannasuh bangapseupnida.” If you want to question somebody “How do you do?” you say “Chuh-eum bwepgetsupnida?” The greeting “How are you?” is translated in Korean with the phrase “Jal jinehshuhtseupnida?”

As stated earlier, saying the Korean term “annyeong” may mean “well” or “in good condition” and it is used basically in casual settings. The term is also used in numerous situations. The expression “annyeonghee jakbyuhl” is employed to say “goodbye.” When an individual wants to wish the other person well an expression that is used is “Annyeong-eul giwonhapnida.” To state “good evening,” the phrase “Annyeong juhnyuhk,” is employed.

In the past, the Korean word for “good night” and identical expression such as “good afternoon” and “good morning” did not exist. But because of gradual impact from the west, the Koreans have acquired a number of expressions used in the western world. This is probably the reason why the region now has Korean expressions for “good afternoon,” “fine morning,” and the like.

Whenever saying hello or greeting or “insa” to each other, Koreans bend as a demonstration of giving honor if the two parties are not familiar with each other or if they do not have a similar social status and age bracket. The elderly is given honor as the individual with lower social status bows to him. There is no need to bow if both individuals are of similar age group and social rank. Apart from the formalities used between teacher and students, parents and children, young and the old, employer and employee you will see close pals greeting each other by employing informal greetings such as “hello” and using motions such as hand waving and embracing. In Korea, hand waving and hugs are not common forms of greetings as compared to other parts of the world.

Just practising the greetings consistently will help you get it right. If you can have a Korean sound recording to listen to or a Korean buddy to help you know the language, you will be geared up to converse good Korean language in no time at all.