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What Does 안녕하세요 Even Mean?!

"Hello"

It's one of the first words you learn...but what does it really mean!?
I was talking to my Korean friend the other day about Chinese characters in Korean (called Hanja) and I learned something really interesting!

안녕하세요 (ahn-nyeong-ha-se-yo) is actually based off of old Chinese characters, not normal Korean.

So 안 (ah-n) actually means "safe"
and 녕 (nyeong) actually means "comfortable"

So you're literally asking "Are you safe and comfortable?"

That means when you say goodbye you're saying:

안녕히가세요 --> Bye, go safely and comfortably!
(an-nyeong-hi-ka-se-yo)
안녕히계세요 --> Bye, stay safely and comfortably!
(an-nyeong-hi-kye-se-yo)

So sweet!

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Cool that's neat information but I just want to point out how much I love the LEE HI gif she is so adorable 💜💜😁😆
2 years ago·Reply
such nice meanings
2 years ago·Reply
감시합니다 for the info!
2 years ago·Reply
대박
2 years ago·Reply
Wow, that's cool I'm going to start greeting everyone in Korean now!!!
2 years ago·Reply
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