How to Introduce Yourself in Korean

Whether you are going to South Korea for a fun trip or you’re simply learning Korean for fun, this article will teach you the basics on introducing yourself in Korean.

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  1. Learn how to pronounce Hangul (the Korean alphabet). Practice the correct way of saying letters for example: in Korean “b” is pronounced like “p,” “j” is pronounced like “ch.” “g,” is pronounced as “k,” (only if the word starts with “g”) and so on.
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  2. Talk with confidence. Speak loud and clear so the person your talking to can hear and understand you better.
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  3. Start by saying 안녕하세요. Use this when talking to a stranger, your boss, someone older than you, your teacher, or someone of higher authority. Pronounce 안녕하세요 like: an-young-ha-se-yo. Use this to start your greeting.
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    • You can also say 안녕 when talking to your friends, siblings or someone younger than you. Pronounce 안녕 like: an-yoh. Only use this to start your greeting.
  4. Say 제 이름은 (your name) 입니다. Pronounce 제 이름은 입니다 like: je ireumeun (your name) imnida. Remember that your name in Korean will sound different, for example: David would be Deibideu or Deibit so don’t be surprised if a Korean says your name differently.
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  5. End your introduction with 만나서반가워요 . Pronounce 만나서반가워요 like: mah-na-suh-ban-ga-wo-yo. This means nice to meet you.
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  6. Ask the person 이름이뭐에요?. Pronounce 이름이뭐에요 like: ileumi meo eyo? This sentence means, what’s your name?–this will help you to get to know the person better.
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EditTips

  • In Korea, when you meet someone new, always bow to show respect.
  • Remember if your introducing yourself to someone younger than you use informal speech this article shows formal. It’s simple to speak informally just drop the yo ending.

EditWarnings

  • Never ever use informal speech with your boss, your teacher, someone older than you, as this is considered to be rude in any language!

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