Today we’ll be starting on a new series – Newbie series. These lessons are designed to give total beginners an introduction to the Korean language, provide important cultural insights, and hopefully entertain to a certain to degree. In today’s lesson, we’ll be going over proper etiquette when meeting someone for the first time. Be sure to stop by and leave us a post!
(1)완갈시아: 저… 저기요. 김수한 씨?
(2)김수한: 갈시아 씨? 아. 안녕하세요.
(3)갈시아: 네. 안녕하세요. 처음 뵙겠습니다.
(4)김수한: 네. 처음 뵙겠습니다.
(1)J. Garcia: Uh… Excuse me. Ms. SuHan Kim?
(2)SuHan Kim: Mr. Garcia? Oh. Hello.
(3)J. Garcia: Ah. Hello. It’s nice to meet you.
(4)SuHan Kim: Yes. It’s nice to meet you.
–씨 (ssi) is an honorific suffix, which is used to show respect. Generally speaking, when two people meet for the first time and are on an even keel, this suffix will be used. Whenever a title is not applicable [e.g. 사장님 (sajangnim), 선생님 (seonsaengnim), kinship terms], the honorific suffix is used. This should be used with people you meet for the first time.
–씨 (ssi) should be used only with given names, and not family names. When it is used only with family names, it can be rude.
[given name] + [ssi]
[성명 + 세례명] + [씨]
[family name + given name] + [씨]
sara ssi-neun hakseng-iseyo?
Are you a student sara?
2.박준호 씨는 누구세요?
bakjunho ssi-neun nuguseyo?
Who is Park Junho?
3.민지 씨… 전화해주세요.
minji ssi… junhwahaejuseyo.
Minji… Please call me.
|씨||ssi||Mr. Ms. Mrs.|
|처음 뵙겠습니다||cheoeum boepgesseumnida.||Nice to meet you. How do you do?|
“Excuse me. What time is it now?”
How do you do? Nice to meet you.