Greetings in Korean

In the West, a handshake is the most common way of greeting when two people meet. Korean people traditionally greet each other with a bow, followed by a handshake among men. Korean women may shake hands when greeting a Korean man but rarely offer a handshake to a Western man. However, Western women may greet Korean men with a handshake. When parting company a bow is traditional. Proper greetings are an important part of Korean culture and communication. Below we'll explore common greetings, expressions and introductions in Korean. To hear a greeting or a phrase click on any blue button, then repeat the phrase out loud.
English
Korean
Hello (formal)
안녕하십니까
annyeong-hasimnikka
Hello (Good morning / Good afternoon / Good evening)
안녕하세요!
Anyoung haseyo!
Good morning
좋은 아침
joheun achim
Good evening
좋은 저녁
joheun jeonyeok
Good night
안녕히 주무십시요
annyeong-hi jumusipsio
Welcome!
환영합니다
hwangyong-hamnida
Hello (answering phone)
여보세요
yeoboseyo
How are you doing?
어떻게 지내세요?
eotteohke jinaeseyo?
I'm fine
잘지내요
jaljinaeyo
It's been a long time.
오랜만이다
orenmanida
What is your name? (formal)
성함이 어떻게 되십니까?
sungham ee uttoke daesipnika?
My name is _____?
제 이름은 _____ 입니다
je ireum-eun _____ imnida
It's nice to meet you
만나서 반갑습니다
mannaseo bangapseumnida
Where are you from?
어디서 오셨어요?
eodiseo osyeosseoyo
I'm from _____.
저는 _____ 에서 왔어요
jeoneun _____ eseo wasseuyo
Have a nice day
좋은 하루 되세요
joeun haru dweseyo
Goodbye
(When you are leaving)
안녕히 계세요
Anyoung hee gyeseyo
Goodbye
(When you are staying)
안녕히 가세요
Anyoung hee gaseyo
Bye (stay well)
잘 있어
Jal itsuh
Bye (Go well)
잘 가
Jal ga
Thank you!
감사합니다!
kamsa hamnida
See you later
나중에 봬요
najung-e boeyo