◆ 감사합니다/고맙습니다. [ Kamsahamnida / Komapsumnida]
A : 이렇게 초대해 주셔서 정말 감사합니다.
Thank you for inviting us.
[Iroke chodaehae jusyoso jongmal Kamsahamnida.]
B : 별 말씀을요. 와 주셔서 제가 감사하지요.
Our pleasure. Thank you for coming.
[Byolmalsumulyo. Wa jusyoso jega Kamsahajiyo.]
A : 제가 한국에 온 지 얼마 되지 않아서, 선물로 뭘 준비해야할지 몰라서 그냥 꽃을 샀어요.
I haven’t been in Korea long enough to know what is apporopriate to bring as a gift
so I just brought some flowers.
[Jega hanguge on ji olma doeji anaso, sonmullo mwol junbi-haeya halji molaseo
ku-nyang kkochul satsoyo.]
B : 그냥 오셔도 되는데, 꽃이 정말 예쁘네요. 정말 고맙습니다.
You shouldn’t have brought anything. The flowers are lovely. Thank you very much.
[Ku-nyang Osyodo Doenunde, Kkochi Jongmal Yeppu-neyo. Jongmal Komapsumnida.]
“Thank you” is one of the first expressions that one must pick up when learning a foreign language. Knowing how to say “thank you” and actually using it often in daily conversation facilitates building relationships with Korean people. By saying “감사합니다” [kamsahamnida] with a smile, even the most reticent people will become quite friendly. “감사합니다.”[Kamsahamnida] and “고맙습니다.”[Komapseumnida] are two basic Korean expression to express gratitude. “정말” [Jeongmal] can be used for emphasis.