5 Ways To Say See You Later In Korean

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See You Later In Korean

In this lesson, you will learn how to say “See you later” in Korean. This is a very common question Korean learners ask because when they know they will see a person again, they want to say “See you later” rather than “Goodbye“. There are many ways to say “See you later” in Korean, and below we will teach you the most common ways plus some related expressions like “See you soon” and “See you tomorrow”.

See you later in Korean

Before we look at these five ways to say “See you later” in Korean, an important thing to note is that the way to say this in Korean is a little different to how you would say it in English. In English, ‘See you later’ is actually the short form of ‘I will see you later.” However, in Korean when saying “See you later” it doesn’t use this future tense form. Instead, Korean uses the present tense and when saying “See you later” in Korean it sounds more like a suggestion. Now, let’s look at how to say “See you later” in Korean.

1. 나중에 봐요.
[na-jung-e bwa-yo]

The most common way to say “See you later” in Korean is 나중에 봐요. [na-jung-e bwa-yo]. Listen to the audio above to check how to pronounce this expression. 나중에 봐요 is made up of the words 나중에, which means ‘later’, and 봐요, which is the verb 보다 (to see) conjugated into the polite present tense. As this is the polite way to say “See you later” in Korean, you can safely use most situations and you will sound polite.

2. 다음에 봐요.
[da-eu-me bwa-yo]

The next way to say “See you later” in Korean is 다음에 봐요 [da-eu-me bwa-yo]. Listen to the audio above to check how to pronounce this expression. 다음에 봐요 is made up of the words 다음, which means ‘next’, the location marking particle , and the verb 보다 (to see) conjugated into the polite present tense. So, 다음에 봐요 is similar to ‘See you next time’ and can be used when you want to say “See you later” in Korean.

3. 또 봐요.
[tto bwa-yo]

또 봐요 [tto bwa-yo] is made up of the words , which means ‘again’, and the verb 보다 (to see) conjugated into the polite present tense. So, 또 봐요 [tto bwa-yo] is similar to ‘See you again’. Listen to the audio above to check how to pronounce this expression.

4. 조만간 봐요.
[Jo-man-gan bwa-yo]

조만간 봐요 [Jo-man-gan bwa-yo] is made up of the words 조만간, which means ‘before long’ or ‘soon’, and the verb 보다 (to see) conjugated into the polite present tense. So, 조만간 봐요 [Jo-man-gan bwa-yo] is similar to ‘See you soon’ or ‘See you in a bit’. This expression can be used when you want to say ‘see you later’ and you will see the person again in a short time.

5. 언제 한 번 봐요.
[eon-je han beon bwa-yo]

언제 한 번 봐요 [eon-je han beon bwa-yo] is made up of the words 언제, which in this context means ‘sometime’, 한 번, which means ‘one time’, and the verb 보다 (to see) conjugated into the polite present tense. So, 언제 한 번 봐요 [eon-je han beon bwa-yo] roughly translates as ‘Let’s see/meet sometime’ and can be used when you want to say ‘See you later’ in Koraen.

Related Expressions

Here are some related expressions that can often be used when you want to say “See you later” in Korean, including “See you soon”, “See you tomorrow”, and “See you next week”.

  • 이따 봐요. [i-tta bwa-yo] = See you soon.
  • 곧 봐요. [got bwa-yo] = See you soon.
  • 다음에 또 봐요. [da-eu-me tto bwa-yo] = See you again next time.
  • 내일 봐요. [nae-il bwa-yo] = See you tomorrow.
  • 다음 주에 봐요. [da-eum ju-e bwa-yo] = See you next week.