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Korean Language Overview
Korean is one of the 3 hardest languages in the world to master. So lets all face it, in a few months or for that matter, even in a year, you are not going to make it to a level of great fluency. Just set your goal a bit lower and work toward that. Korean speakers will be most impressed with even the slightest attempt on your part to learn their language. So anything, even something small, will go a very long way.
The Korean language is called Hangul. (Korean language)
The simplest and most common greetings mean essentially “Peace”:
Formal way to Greet:
In order to be understood, you’ll have to approximate Korean pronunciation. Say each syllable as if it’s a separate word, and you may get close enough.
Chome toe-wah jew-say-oh
Please help me.
This being the New Year season, it is also in excellent form to use the official New Year’s greeting every chance you get:
Say-hay boke mahn-he pah-du-say-oh
Say-hay means “New Year;” boke means “blessings;” mahn-he means “many;” and pah-du-say-oh means “please receive.” So, the phrase translates as “Please receive many New Year’s blessings.”
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