Korean Class 1

Greetings, 인사말 (insamal)


Korean English
안녕하세요 (annyeong-haseyo) hello (“be at peace”)
안녕히 가세요 (annyeonghi gaseyo) goodbye (“go in peace”) (to someone leaving)
안녕히 계세요 (annyeonghi gyeseyo) goodbye (“stay in peace”) (to someone staying)
안녕 (annyeong) peace
가다 (gada) to go
계다 (gyeda) to stay
이다 (ida) to be

Grammar Point – The Infinitive

In Korean, all infinitives end in the syllable . When used in a sentence, this suffix changes to reflect whether the sentence is a question or a command, and it changes to reflect the formality of the conversation.

Korean Date

The date today is,

4349 년 12 월 25 일 (4349, Month 12 Day 25) (20 February 2017 CE)

This is the date according to the traditional lunisolar calendar of Korea. (Note that this is not an authoritative calculation; I’m still working on the details.) The years count back to the legendary founding of Korea by 단군 왕검 (Dan-gun Wanggeom).