Learn How To Say Get Well Soon In Korean

Get Well Soon in Korean

When your Korean friend or favorite K-Pop star gets sick, you probably want to tell them “Get well soon” in Korean. In this short lesson, we’ll teach you how to say “Get well soon” in Korean, plus some other useful expressions you can use when someone is sick.

How To Say Get Well Soon In Korean

Get well soon in Korean is 빨리 나으세요 [ppal-li na-eu-se-yo]. This is made up of the words 빨리, which is an adverb meaning ‘quickly’ or ‘soon’, 낫다, which is a verb meaning ‘to get better’, and the imperative ending (으)세요, which means ‘please do (something)’. So, 빨리 나으세요 [ppal-li na-eu-se-yo] literally means “Please get better quickly” and is the most common way to say “Get well soon” in Korean.

Informal Get Well Soon In Korean:
빨리 나아 [ppal-li na-a]

Get Well Soon in Korean - Informal

With close friends, or people much younger than you, you may want to use the casual/informal way to say “get well soon” when they are sick. The informal way to say “Get well soon” in Korean is 빨리 나아 [ppal-li na-a].

Polite Get Well Soon In Korean:
빨리 나으세요 [ppal-li na-eu-se-yo]

Get Well Soon in Korean - Polite

In most situations, it is best to use the polite form. The polite way to say “Get well soon” in Korean is 빨리 나으세요 [ppal-li na-eu-se-yo]. As you can see, this expression has the polite ending ‘요’ so you can use it in most situations and you will sound polite and respectful.

Formal Get Well Soon In Korean:
빨리 나으십시오 [ppal-li na-eu-sip-si-o]

Get Well Soon in Korean - Formal

The formal way to say “Get well soon” in Korean is 빨리 나으십시오 [ppal-li na-eu-sip-si-o]. This expression has the formal imperative ending (으)십시오 attached and so you can use this form in formal situations and at times when you want to sound extra polite and respectful.

Example Dialogue

A: 저 감기 걸렸어요. [jeo gam-gi geol-lyeo-sseo-yo] = I’ve got a cold.
B: 어떡해! 빨리 나으세요. [eo-tteo-kae ppal-li na-eu-se-yo] = Oh no! Get well soon!

Related Expressions

Now that you know how to say “Get well soon” in Korean, here are some related expressions you can use when someone is sick

  • 빨리 낫길 바래요. [ppal-li nat-gil ba-rae-yo] = I hope you get well soon.
  • 빨리 나았으면 좋겠어요. [ppal-li na-a-sseu-myeon jo-ke-sseo-yo] = I wish you get well soon.
  • 빨리 좋아지길 바래요. [ppal-li jo-a-ji-gil ba-rae-yo] = I hope you feel better soon.
  • 다 나았어요. [da na-a-sseo-yo] = I feel better. / I am better.
  • 오빠, 빨리 나으세요. [o-ppa ppal-li na-eu-se-yo] = Oppa get well soon.
  • 자기야 빨리 나아. [ja-gi-ya ppal-li na-a] = Jagiya get well soon.

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