hand spelling hello letters

This page includes formal and informal Korean greetings (인사) for use in person and over the phone.


Good morning.

annyeonghi jumusyeotseumnikka? Did you sleep well?
안녕히 peacefully
주무셨습니까 did [you] sleep
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안녕히 주무셨어요?
잘 잤어요?

Hello. (in person)

annyeonghaseyo. May peace be with you.
안녕 peace
하세요 please [have]
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Nice to meet you.

cheoeum boepgetseumnida. This is the first time we will have met.
처음 [for] the first time
뵙겠습니다 will meet
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만나서 반갑습니다.
만나서 반가워요.

Hello. (on phone)

yeoboseyo. Your attention, please.
여보세요 here · look
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How are you?

annyeonghasimnikka? How do you do?
안녕 wellness
하십니까 are you [doing]
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How are things?

jal jinaesimnikka? Are things well with you?
지내십니까 are you [living life]
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잘 지냈어요?
어떻게 지내세요?

Welcome back.

annyeonghi danyeoosyeotseumnikka? Was your return peaceful?
안녕히 peacefully
다녀 · 오셨습니까 returned [from somewhere]
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잘 다녀 오셨어요?
잘 갔다 왔어요?


Expression Translation
안녕 hi
잘 있었어? [have] you been OK?
어떻게 지냈어? how [have] you been?
잘 지냈어? you [doing] good?
잘지내니? [you] doing OK?