The Korean language is a very unique and complex language. It differs from English in many ways, but one of the most noticeable differences is that there are no words for thank you or sorry. The best way to say thank you in Korean to someone who has done something nice for you would be “Jeong-mal gomaweoyo.”
If you have ever wanted to learn how to say thank you properly in Korean, this blog post will teach you how!
How to many ways to say thank you in Korean?
When we think about the occasions where we might say thank you there are many. Is there a number of times? Yes, there is indeed. Although each occasion has its own action to express gratitude for something, your choice can be different depending on who it is and how close you are with them. What would people feel like if someone close to them don’t even say sorry but just ask ‘How’s your family?’ It would be awkward and weird, right? So we need some ways to express our feelings or emotions through an appropriate medium.
Before we show you what Korean expressions and phrases that mean thank you, first let us explain some Korean word basics:
1) 감사하다 is the dictionary form of thank you, 감사하십니까 is the honorific/formal way to say it.
2) 고맙다/-고 말해주세요 means I appreciate or thanks.
3) 살펴보다 has two meanings: to take care of something and/or to look at something in detail.
Now, let’s get started with how to express thankfulness in Korean.
1) 감사(하다) (gamsahada): Thank You :
When you say thank you in Korean while being casual and informal, it is 감사하다. In fact, it is really common for young Koreans to use simple words like 고맙다(I’m grateful) or 너무 고맙다 (thank you so much). And a lot of us would reply ‘No No’ when they get offered something.
2) 고맙습니다 (go map seum ni da): Thank You :
Somewhat more polite than 감사합니다, 고맙습니다 means the same thing but is a little bit more expressive and formal. Actually, there are many different ways to say thank you in Korea depending on who they are being said to. The next two words I have for you are ‘Kamsahapnida’ and ‘Gomapsumnida’. Kamsahapnida is informal but ‘Gomapsumnida’ is formal.
3) 감사합니다 (Kamsahamnida): Thank You :
This phrase has less power than 고맙습니다, but it sounds friendlier and more casual. Personally speaking, I tend to use this way when I’m talking with my friends or younger people like students or kids. Another reason for using this is that I feel like Kamsahamnida does not require much respect toward the other person- although you are still supposed to be respectful because it means thank you in Korean). Although some Koreans might interpret it as: ‘Don’t mention it,’ which would be weird if you use it with strangers or people you respect.
4) 감사합니다 (Gomapsumnida): Thank You :
Similar to Kamsahapnida, this is also used when speaking with friends and casual acquaintances; however, there is a big difference in terms of politeness level between the two forms. This one is more formal than Kamsahapnida and many Koreans would say that it’s like: “I’m sorry for taking your time.” That means you should use it only when speaking with someone who is older than yourself or with whom you want to show respect. But again, if the other person wants to be close to you he can use it with you.
5) 보고 싶어요: I miss you so much:
This is a very common phrase in South Korea. Although ‘miss’ doesn’t translate literally to Korean, it’s said more like “I want to see you.” It is used for example after returning from a long vacation or when the other person moved far away and now you can’t see each other as often as before. You can make your sentence sound even more emotional by adding an expression such as 항상 (always), 많은데 (very often), etc… Actually, there is no number that shows how many times we miss someone; that is why we say 보고 싶어요 even when it’s just once in a while.
6) 밥 한번 먹었니? (neo ajig meog-eoss ni): Have you eaten yet?:
It is common for Koreans to ask this question to their family members who live together, and of course they expect the answer “yes” or “no”. But if the other person has eaten or not doesn’t matter at all; what matters is that you are taking care about the other person. It means that I care about you, which will make your bond with each other stronger. This phrase can be used both in formal and informal situations with friends, colleagues, family members, even strangers! 8) 밥 잘 먹었니?: Did you eat well? :
If you want to ask your friend or colleague who went out for dinner with his wife or family “how was it?” Then this is the best way to say it. Unlike the previous phrase that has no formality at all, this one is also very common in both formal and informal situations. Actually there are other phrases like ‘맛있게 먹었어?’ (How about delicious?) or ‘다들 좋아하는거 행운인가? (fortune food is good, isn’t it?) but 밥 잘 먹었니? might sound better and more natural.
7) 안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghi gaseyo): See you later: One of the most frequently heard word in Korea when people meet for the last time before they go to different places is 안녕히 계세요 which literally means “go safely”. It’s actually a very polite expression that shows concern for other person’s safety. It can be said both in formal or informal situations with friends, family members, colleagues, etc…
How to write thank you in Korean?
You can write phrase as: 감사합니다
How to spell thank you in Korean?
In Korean, “thank you” is spelled as follows: 감사합니다.
You can going to spell it using romanized letters by word gomapseumnida. It’s pronounced like to go-map-seum-ni-da.
What’s cool about this word?
The last letter in the word for thank you is a consonant similar to English S. In fact, it looks almost exactly like an English S! The same sound appears over and over again at the end of many words in Korean. Can you figure out just by looking which words have that final consonant? Try saying them out loud!
When you want to say thank you in Korean, it’s easy. You can use the word “gamsa-hamnida” or just simply “thank you”. Now that you know how to do this, don’t hesitate to show your appreciation for others! Fleetserviceshocrv.com hope this post has helped you find the best way to say “thank you” in Korean!