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14:08 Aug 16, 2002
English to Korean translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: hello
it is a gretting

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Sanjay Jha
5안녕하세요 / 안녕하십니까? / 안녕



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안녕하세요 / 안녕하십니까? / 안녕

These three expressions can be commonly used to say "hello."

* 안녕하세요 is the most common expression used as a greeting toward anyone whom you meet for the first time, or toward someone you are acquainted with or know well but are on a somewhat formal level (example: your next door neighbor, a relative senior to you, your teacher, etc...)
This literally means "Are you well?" and should be accompanied with a question mark, but because it is such a common phrase people use it without a question mark.

* 안녕하십니까? is the same as 안녕하세요, in that is a formal way of saying hello. However, this expression is one level more formal. We see it used a lot by news anchors or when a businessman greets a business client, etc. Men tend to use it more often than women.

* 안녕 is the most informal expression of the three. It is like "hi." We use this word when greeting a friend, someone who is junior to you in age, or between very casual acquaintances.

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It is the equivalent of Hello

Sanjay Jha
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