Learn 10 Ways to Say Bye in Korean - Easy Lesson. (2023)

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If you know how to say hello in Korean

Then you will also want to say bye in Korean. Read this lesson. It will take you 2 minutes and ALL of the Korean phrases you need are here.

Plus, you will also learn how to respond, so you can start talking Korean.

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There are many ways to say goodbye. For every phrase, you get a formal way to use with strangers and an informal way to use with friends and family. Are you ready?

Let’s jump into it and learn.

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1. Bye (안녕히 가세요 / 안녕)

Okay, here is how to say bye in Korean. The formal way is how you can say goodbye and the regular one is bye.

  • Formal 안녕히 가세요
    • Ahn-nyoung-hee Ga-sae-yo
  • Informal 안녕
    • Ahn-nyoung

The word, 안녕 (Ahn-nyoung), is used to say both ‘Hi’ and ‘Bye.’ It’s kind of like the Italian ‘Ciao’.

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How can you respond if someone tells you bye?

Here’s how.

Basic Responses

You can simply tell them “Okay, bye.”

  • Formal
  • Okay, bye
    • 네, 안녕히 계세요 Nae, Ahn-nyoung-hee-gae-sae-yo
  • Informal
  • Okay, bye
    • 응, 잘 있어 Eung, Ahn-nyoung

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Let’s break the words down.

  • 안녕히 (Ahn-nyoung-hee) – This is a Korean expression that you will see quite a lot.It means ‘well/good’. 잘 (Jal) means the same thing.
  • 계시다 (Gae-shi-da) means ‘to stay’ in formal speech.
  • 있다 (It-da) means ‘to stay’ in informal speech.

When you say the formal version, 안녕히 계세요, literally, it means ‘stay well/good’ which is a way to say bye in Korean.

You should use this when you are saying bye to a person who is still staying at the place you are leaving.

Okay, what is next?

2. Get home safely (조심히 가세요 / 조심히 가)

This is the second way to say bye in Korean.

Notice that it’s not a “literal” bye but it can still be used when you are leaving someone.

  • Formal 조심히 가세요
    • Jo-shim-hee Ga-sae-yo
  • Informal 조심히 가
    • Jo-shim-hee Ga

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Use this phrase to tell someone to get home safely. For example, you can say it to a friend or a date!

  • 조심히 (Jo-shim-hee) = carefully

Advanced Responses

Telling someone “text me be when you get home” is a popular line. Well, you can now say it in Korean.

  • Formal
  • You too
    • 당신도요. Dang-shin-do-yo
  • You too, text me when you get home
    • 당신도요, 집에가면 문자해 주세요 Dang-shin-do-yo, Jib-eh-ga-myun Moon-ja-hae-joo-sae-yo
  • Informal
  • You too
    • 너도 Neo-do
  • You too, text me when you get home
    • 너도, 집에가면 문자해 Neo-do, Jib-eh-ga-myun Moon-ja-hae

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Words to know:

  • 당신 (Dang-shin) = ‘You’ used in formal speech.
  • 너 (Neo)= ‘You’ used in informal speech.
  • 도 (Do) means ‘too’. If you put 도 after a name or noun, for example, 예진씨도, that means ‘Yaejin too’.
  • 집 (Jib) = house.
  • 문자 (Moon-ja) = Text

3. Get home safely (조심히 들어가세요 / 조심히 들어가 )

  • Formal 조심히 들어가세요
    • Jo-shim-hee Deul-uh-ga-sae-yo
  • Informal 조심히 들어가
    • Jo-shim-hee Deul-uh-ga

This another way to tell someone to get home safely.

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Words to know:

  • 들어가다 (Deul-eo-ga-da) means ‘to get inside/ to enter’.
  • 조심히 들어가세요 in literal translation means ‘get to your home safely’.

Advanced Responses

  • Formal
  • Okay, you get home safely too
    • 알겠습니다, 당신도 조심히 들어가세요 Al-gaet-sseub-ni-da, Dang-shin-do Jo-shim-hee Deul-uh-ga-sae-yo
  • Informal
  • Okay, you get home safely too
    • 알겠어, 너도 조심히 들어가 Al-gaet-sseo, Neo-do Jo-shim-hee Deul-uh-ga

4. Stay well ( 잘 지내세요 / 잘 지내 )

  • Formal 잘 지내세요
    • Jal Ji-nae-sae-yo
  • Informal 잘 지내
    • Jal Ji-nae

Use this when you are saying bye to a person who you are not going to see for a while.

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Words to know:

  • 지내다 means ‘to stay’
  • 잘 means ‘well/good’
  • 잘지내 means ‘stay well (while we are apart from each other)’.

Basic Responses

  • Formal
  • Okay
    • 알겠습니다 Al-gaet-sseub-ni-da
  • You stay well too
    • 당신도 잘 지내세요 Dang-shin-do Jal Ji-nae-sae-yo
  • Informal
  • Okay
    • 알겠어 Al-gaet-uh
  • You stay well too
    • 너도 잘지내 Neo-do Jal-ji-nae

5. See you later (다음에 또 뵙겠습니다 / 다음에 또 봐 )

  • Formal 다음에 또 뵙겠습니다
    • Da-eum-eh Ddo Bweb-gaet-sseub-ni-da
  • Informal 다음에 또 봐
    • Da-eum-eh Ddo Bwa

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Words to know:

  • 다음에 (Da-eum-eh) = In the next time/ later
  • 또 (Ddo) = again
  • 보다 (Bo-da)= ‘to see’

Basic Responses

  • Formal
  • Okay
    • 그래요 Geu-rae-yo
  • Informal
  • Okay
    • 그래 Geu-rae

6. See you later (다음에 만나요 / 다음에 만나)

  • Formal 다음에 만나요
    • Da-eum-eh Man-na-yo
  • Informal 다음에 만나
    • Da-eum-eh Man-na

There is very little difference between this phrase and the 5th one. ‘다음에 만나요’ Literally means ‘I will meet you later’, because 만나다 is used which means ‘to meet’.

But you can use it to say ‘I will see you later’.

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Basic Responses

  • Formal
  • No, let’s not meet again.
    • 싫어요, 우리 다시 만나지 말아요 Sil-uh-yo, Woo-ri Da-shi Man-na-ji Mal-ah-yo
  • Informal
  • No, let’s not meet again.
    • 싫어, 우리 다시 만나지 말자 Sil-uh, Woo-ri Da-shi Man-na-ji Mal-ja

Use these responses when you absolutely hated your encounter and do not want to see/meet that person ever again. ☺

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Words to know:

  • 우리 (Woo-ri) = We
  • 다시 (Da-shi) = again

7. Let’s meet later (나중에 뵙겠습니다 / 나중에 봐)

  • Formal 나중에 뵙겠습니다
    • Na-joong-eh Bweb-gaet-sseub-ni-da
  • Informal 나중에 봐
    • Na-joong-eh Bwa

Since ‘보다 (Bo-da)’ means ‘to see’, the literal translation is ‘let’s see each other later’, but is used to say ‘let’s meet later’.

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Advanced Responses

  • Formal
  • Okay, let’s meet again soon!
    • 그래요, 곧 다시 만나요! Geu-rae-yo, Got Da-shi Man-na-yo!
  • Okay, when? 그래요, 언제요?
    • Geu-rae-yo, Uhn-jae-yo?
  • Informal
  • Okay, let’s meet again soon!
    • 그래, 곧 다시 만나! Geu-rae, Got Da-shi Man-na!
  • Okay, when?
    • 그래, 언제? Geu-rae, Uhn-jae?

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Words to know:

  • 언제 (Uhn-jae) = when
  • 곧 (Got) = Soon

8. Let’s meet later (나중에 만나요 / 나중에 만나 )

  • Formal 나중에 만나요
    • Na-joong-eh Man-nah-yo
  • Informal 나중에 만나
    • Na-joong-eh Man-nah

This phrase is very similar to No.7, but ‘만나요’ is used instead of ‘ 봐요’.

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  • Formal
  • No, let’s never meet again
    • 아니요, 우리 다신 만나지 맙시다 Ah-ni-yo, Woo-ri Da-shin Man-na-ji Mab-shi-da
  • Informal
  • No, let’s never meet again
    • 아니, 우리 다신 만나지 말자 Ah-ni, Woo-ri Da-shin Man-na-ji-mal-ja

Now, this is a very strong expression. Only use it when you actually mean it.

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9. I will miss you (보고싶을꺼에요 / 보고싶을꺼야 )

If you’re saying bye and you like that person, of course you will miss them. So, how can you say I will miss you in Korean? Use these phrases.

  • Formal 보고싶을꺼에요
    • Bo-go-ship-eul-ggua-eh-yo
  • Informal 보고싶을꺼야
    • Bo-go-ship-eul-ggua-ya

보고싶다 (Bo-go-sib-da) means ‘I miss you’.

You can add ‘많이’ (Man-e) which means ‘a lot’, in the beginning of the phrases to express that you will miss them a lot.

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  • Formal
  • Me too!
    • 저도요! Jeo-do-yo!
  • Me too, I missed you!
    • 저도요, 저도 보고싶을꺼에요! Jeo-do-yo, Jeo-do Bo-go-sip-peul-ggua-eh-yo!
  • Informal
  • Me too!
    • 나도! Na-do!
  • Me too, I missed you!
    • 나도, 나도 보고싶을꺼야! Na-do, Na-do Bo-go-sip-peul-ggua-ya!

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Words to know:

  • 도(Do) that comes after a noun means ‘too/as well’.
  • 저도=Me too/as well (in formal speech)
  • 나도 = Me too/as well (in informal speech)

10. I will give you a call! ( 연락드리겠습니다 / 연락줄께 )

Imagine you’re leaving a friend and you tell them you will call them later. You two still have things to talk about. This is the phrase you need.

  • Formal 연락드리겠습니다
    • Yun-rak-deu-ri-gaet-sseub-ni-da
  • Informal 연락줄께
    • Yun-rak-hal-ggae

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This is a common expression used by Koreans. It is used to say “I will text/call you to meet up again.”

Words to know:

  • 연락 (Yun-rak) = Contact (Text/Call)
  • 드리다 ( Deu-ri-da) = ‘to give’ in formal speech
  • 주다 (Joo-da) = ‘to give’ in informal speech

How can you respond to this?

  • Formal
  • Okay, I will wait for your contact
    • 알겠습니다, 연락 기다리겠습니다 Al-gaet-sseub-ni-da, Yun-rak Gi-da-ri-gaet-sseub-ni-da
  • No, don’t contact me
    • 아니요, 연락하지 마세요 Ah-ni-yo, Yun-rak-ha-ji-ma-sae-yo
  • Informal
  • Okay, I will wait for your contact
    • 응, 연락 기다릴께 Eung, Yun-rak Gi-da-ril-ggae
  • No, don’t contact me
    • 아니, 연락 하지마 An-ni, Yun-rak Ha-ji-ma
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Words to know:

  • 하세요 (Ha-sae-yo) means ‘please do (verb)
  • 하지 마세요 (Ha-ji Ma-sae-yo) means ‘please do not (verb)


You’re done!

Now you can say bye in Korean and tons of variations.

Plus, you know some fun ways to respond to these phrase.

Practice makes perfect, so keep practicing, keep up the good work and you’ll be able to speak fluent Korean in no time!

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Gayo, or K-pop, the Korean term for pop music. Gayo (poem), old form of the Korean traditional poetry.

What is Bogo Shipeo in Korean? ›

Bogoshipeo (보고싶어): I miss you – Bogo means seeing, and shipeo means wanting to. The term literally means that you want to see somebody or something.

What does Bogo Shipeo mean in Korean? ›

I miss you = 보고 싶어 (bogo sipeo) I miss you so much = 너무 보고 싶어 (neomu bogo sipeo)


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