How do you formally greet someone in Korean?
I know that, Anneyeonghasseo, or Anneyeong means hello in Korean, but to formally greet someone, do you say Jon-Dae-Mal? Which one is more respectful? Thank you! :3
Jondaemmal or 존댓말 is the word for respectful and formal language.
Panmal is the word for casual and intimate language.
안녕하세요 (annyeonghaseyo) is formal and respectful. It's 존댓말 (Jon-dae-mal).
안녕 (annyeong) is casual language. It's 반말 (panmal)
This lesson should answer any questions you have (by the way, Talktomeinkorean is also a great program in general).
March 13, 2014
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