See You…Please to Meet You

After the usual greetings and introductions there are some common phrases that we use almost everytime we are in that situation.  It is usual to appreciate meeting someone regardless if a new friend or someone whom you have not seen for a while. The following are some common phrases for this:

처음 뵙겠습니다 (cheo-um-bwep-kess-sum-ni-da)  which means I am pleased to make your acquiantance. This is the formal and honorific way to say it same goes with this:

방갑습니다 (pang-gap-sum-ni-da) which means ‘I see you, I am pleased’.

Sometimes when we greet our friends it is usual for us to say we want to see them again.  In most cases reply is not expected but its normal to say back the phrase like these:

또 뵙겠습니다 (tto-bwep-kess-sum-ni-da) which could mean ‘see you again’ the formal way.  또 봐요 (Ddo bowayo)  means the same but this is less formal than the first.

Word for the day is 네, simply means yes.