Nice To Meet You In Korean

Just like in the rest of the world, when meeting someone for the first time in Korea it is important to make a good first impression. A great way to greet someone to make a nice first impression is to say “Nice to meet you”. In this lesson, you will learn how to say “Nice to meet you” in Korean. You’ll learn the polite, informal, and formal ways to say “Nice to meet you”, plus the individual words that make up this useful Korean expression.

How To Say Nice To Meet You In Korean

Informal:
만나서 반가워 [man-na-seo ban-ga-weo]

The informal way to say “Nice to meet you” in Korean is 만나서 반가워 [man-na-seo ban-ga-weo]. This is made up of the verb 만나다 (to meet), , which means ‘so’ or ‘therefore’, and the adjective 반갑다 (to be glad/joyful). As 만나서 반가워 is the informal way to say “Nice to meet you”, it should only be used with those much younger than you, such as children. In most situations, you will want to use the polite or formal form.

Polite:
만나서 반가워요 [man-na-seo ban-ga-weo-yo]

The polite way to say “Nice to meet you” in Korean is 만나서 반가워요 [man-na-seo ban-ga-weo-yo]. Again, this is made up of 만나다 (to meet), (therefore/so), and 반갑다 (to be glad/joyful). As 만나서 반가워요 ends in , this is a polite expression.

Formal:
만나서 반갑습니다 [man-na-seo ban-gap-seum-ni-da]

The formal way to say “Nice to meet you” in Korean is 만나서 반갑습니다 [man-na-seo ban-gap-seum-ni-da]. This is made up of the verb 만나다 (to meet), (therefore/so), and the formal ending ~(스)ㅂ니다. As 만나서 반갑습니다 is a formal expression, you can use it in situations when you want to sound extra polite and respectful.

Related Lessons

For more ways to greet people in Korea, check out these related lessons:
Korean Greeting and Introductions
Hello In Korean
Goodbye In Korean
See You Later In Korean