For me, it was 그때. I was watching the Korean drama 소울메이트 when I picked up the phrase after hearing it so much :D
What was your first word or phrase and where did you learn it?
my friend who's korean says it a lot so i asked what it meant haha
Omo!~ <3 lol
I think it was "사랑해", followed by "오빠" and "안녕하세요". I learned these from either subtitles or comments on Kpop videos.
The first word I learned on my own, from watching a video without subtitles, was 여자 :). I was very happy at that time, it felt magical.
The first word I got was 물 ... which is sad. But it's the one I found easiest to remember, that I keep repeating to try to get my dad to give me water. 물이에요!!!! Which makes no sense and is totally childish, but it gets me a glass. Hahaha
Anneong, saranghae, oppa, unni those are the first words I learn in korean... My korean class mate in highschool taught me.