How To Introduce Yourself in Korean in 1 Minute

Hi there!

Want to introduce yourself in Korean? Read this lesson. It’ll take you a minute, and ALL the Korean lines you need are here.

If you don’t, I don’t care – this is ONLY for people that truly want to speak Korean.

OK! Here’s how you introduce yourself in Korean. You learn the 6 MUST-KNOW lines. We’ll go from 1-6 and translate it so you can easily start talking Korean ASAP.

Let’s jump in.

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1. Formal Way: Jeoneun (name)-imnida.

So first,  let’s cover the formal way to introduce yourself in Korean.

  1. 안녕하세요? 저는 (name)입니다. 처음 뵙겠습니다.
  2. Annyeonghaseyo? Jeoneun (name)-imnida. Cheoeum boepgesseumnida.
    1. Annyeonghaseyo? Jeoneun John-imnida. Cheoeum boepgesseumnida.
    2. Hello, my name is John. Nice to meet you!

As you can tell, “Annyeonghaseyo” means “Hello,” then “Jeoneun (name)-imnida” means “my name is (name)”, and finally “Cheoeum boepgesseumnida” is “Nice to meet you.

Do you want to hear how this is pronounced?

Then you should also listen and hear real Korean. Press play below. Try this Free Lesson from (click here to visit) for the complete explanation about introducing yourself!

Ok, what’s next?

2. Casual Way: (Name)-Ya. Bangawayo.

Here’s a more casual way to introduce yourself.

  • 안녕. (Name)야. 반가워.
  • Annyeong. (Name)ya. bangawo.
  • Hi, I’m (Name). Nice to meet you.

So, if you want to introduce yourself casually, just say your name and “ya.”

3. I am from … — (place) eseo wasseumnida.

  1. (place) 서 왔습니다.
  2. (place) eseo wasseumnida.
    1. 미국 miguk – America
    2. 미국서 왔습니다. Migugeseo wasseumnida. I’m from the U.S.A.

But what if you’re not from the United States? How can you introduce yourself in Korean and talk about YOUR country? Fear not; below is a list that will help you. Simply find your country and add it to the line above!

  • Australia 호주 hoju
  • Austria 오스트리아 osu t’ria
  • Brazil 브라질 burajil
  • Canada 캐나다 k’aenada
  • China (PRC) 중국 chung-guk
  • China (Taiwan) 대만 daeman
  • England (United Kingdom) 영국 yeong-guk
  • France 프랑스 p’urangsu
  • Germany 독일 tok-il
  • Hong Kong 홍콩 hong k’ong
  • India 인도 indo
  • Italy 이탈리아 it’al-lia
  • Japan 일본 ilbon
  • Malaysia 말레이지아 mallae-i jia
  • Mexico 멕시코 maeksik’o
  • Mongolia 몽고 mong-go
  • Myanmar (Burma) 미얀마 miyanma
  • New Zealand 뉴질랜드 nyu jeelaendu
  • The Philippines 필리핀 p’ileepeen
  • Singapore 싱가폴 sing-gap’ol
  • Spain 스페인 sup’ai-in
  • Sweden 스웨덴 suwei-dain
  • Switzerland 스위스 suweisu
  • Thailand 태국 t’ae-guk
  • Vietnam 베트남 baet’unam

Now, let’s talk about your age.

4. “I am (age) years old” — (age) sal imnida.

  1. (age) 살 입니다.
  2. (age) sal imnida.
    1. 열여덟살 입니다. Yeolyeodeolsal imnida. I am 18 years old.

Okay, to fully introduce yourself in Korean and state your age, you’ll need to know numbers.

Below is a chart of the Korean numbers (there are 2 sets – this is the Korean Native System) which is used for age. If you’re wondering how to do in-between numbers like 23, 35, 47 and so on, heres what you should do.

  • Take the Korean word for 20, 30, 40, etc. – whichever is your age
  • Then take the single digit number (1-9)
  • Add the two together.
    • For example: 45 is…
      • 40 is maheun
      • 5 is daseot
      • so, 45 is maheundaseot
1하나hana11열하나yeol hana30서른seoreun
2dul12열둘yeol dul40마흔maheun
3set13열셋yeol set50shwin
4net14열넷yeol net60예순yesun
5다섯daseot15열다섯yeol daseot70일흔ilheun
6여섯yeoseot16열여섯yeol yeoseot80여든yeodeun
7일곱ilgop17열일곱yeol ilgop90아흔aheun
8여덟yeodeol18열여덟yeol yeodeol100on
9아홉ahop19열아홉yeol ahop

To learn more about Korean numbers, check out my other lesson here.

5. I am a (occupation). (occupation)-imnida.

Next, you’ll need to talk about your work or occupation in Korean.

All you need is the word for your occupation and “imnida.”

  1. (occupation)-imnida.
    1.  학생입니다. Haksaeng-imnida I’m a student.
    2. 회사원입니다. Hoisawon-imnida. I’m an office worker.

Here are some other common occupations you can stick in:

  1. 의사 (Uisa) – Doctor
  2. 변호사 (Byeonhosa) – Lawyer
  3. 선생님 (Seonsaengnim) – Teacher
  4. 간호사 (Ganhosa) – Nurse
  5. 공학자 (Gonghakja) – Engineer
  6. 프로그래머 (Peurogeuraemeo) – Programmer
  7. 요리사 (Yorisa) – Chef
  8. 경찰관 (Gyeongchalgwan) – Police Officer
  9. 소방관 (Sobanggwan) – Firefighter
  10. 기자 (Gija) – Journalist
  11. 은퇴자 (Euntoeja) – Retired
  12. 대학생 (Daehaksaeng) – College Student
  13. 고등학생 (Godeunghaksaeng) – High School Student
  14. 대학원생 (Daehakwonsaeng) – Graduate Student
  15. 실업자 (Sileopja) – Unemployed
  16. 프리랜서 (Peurillaenseo) – Freelancer
  17. 그래픽 디자이너 (Geuraepik Dijaineo) – Graphic Designer
  18. 직장인 (Jikjangin) -“office worker” or “company employee”

6. “I’ve been learning Korean for….” — (time duration) dong-an gonbu-haesseumnida.

If your Korean is pretty good, Koreans will want to know about how you learned their language. So, that’s where this and the next phrase come in.

  1. (time duration) 동안 공부했습니다.
  2. (time duration) dong-an gonbu-haesseumnida.
    1. I’ve been learning for 1 month.
    2. handaldong-an gonbu-haesseumnida.
    3. 한달 동안 공부했습니다.

7. I’ve learned Korean in (place) — (place)eseo baewosseumnida.

  1. (place/location)에서 배웠습니다.
  2. (place/location)eseo baewosseumnida.
    1. I learned it in school.
    2. hakkyoeseo baewosseumnida.
    3. 학교에서 배웠습니다.

If you’re interested in learning Korean, I recommend some lessons below — check em out.

The Last Thing That Noone Reads

I feel like noone reads the last parts. Do they?

Well, if you made it down here…

You learned two ways to introduce yourself in Korean. One was formal. One was casual. Let’s review them one more time but in roman letters. You may not know the alphabet (Hangul) yet.

  • Casual: annyeong. (name)-ya.
  • Formal: Jeoneun annyeonghaseyo. (name)-imnida.

You can also listen to this extra 3-minute long audio lesson.

Now, what if you want a whole Korean introduction speech? Here’s your Korean self introduction script you might want to use.

Annyeonghaseyo? Jeoneun (name)-imnida. Cheoeum boepgesseumnida. (place) eseo wasseumnida. (Age) sal imnida. (occupation)-imnida. (time duration) dong-an gonbu-haesseumnida. (place/location)eseo baewosseumnida.

Now you know how to introduce yourself in Korean!


The first thing any beginner Korean learner needs is an introduction. Why? Because who the hell are you? Where are you from? Why are you learning Korean & why should anyone care? If you got this far, you should now have a full script about yourself to use in conversations.

Last Words

So, what do you do now?

  1. Take the script I gave you above and put in your name, age, etc. There’s your introduction.
  2. Introduce yourself in Korean by leaving a comment below!
  3. Start using your introduction.
  4. ..and learn even more Korean.

Do you want a PDF version of this lesson to save, print and keep? Just click on the image below.introduce yourself in korean PDFWant more even more, you greedy Korean learner?

– The Main Junkie

P.S. I highly recommend this for Korean learners.

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Annyeonghaseyo! Jeoneun Shivali-imnida

Last edited 2 years ago by Shivali

Annyeonghaseyo! Jeoneun Faith-imnida.


Annyeonghaseo? Jeoneun Isabella- imnida.


why is this so hard for meee

Sara Asif

Annyeonghaseyo Jeoneun Sara imnida


안녕하세요! 저는 레니 입니다. 처음 뵙겠습니다.
캐나다 서 왔습니다.
열셋 살 입니다.
저는 재미로 한국어를 배우고 있습니다 ㅋㅋ
집에서 배웠습니다.
안녕하세요~ ^^

Felliandy Lachica

Anyeong. Felliandy-ya, bangawo


this lesson helpful thank you, I finally know how to introduce myself properly


Annyeonghaseyo Janeun Jake- imnida..hoju esseo waseumnida, yeol daseot sal imnida


Annyeong hasayo! Siren-ya bangawo!
I’m starting to learn korean, I can speak English and Chinese fluently and I’m in late french immersion
Since I know Chinese it’ll help me learn kanji for japanese, it’s easier to pick up Cantonese , and I know French so it can help me with Spanish or Italian

Miki >_<

How can you combine these sentences like when you want to say:
Hello my name is blabla I´m a 163 year old student from happyland








thank you for this lesson, it’s really helpful


안녕하세요? / 저는 (智 淑 달)입니다. / 처음 뵙겠습니다.미국서 왔습니다.(19/열아홉 살) 살 입니다.나는 대학생입니다.나는 1 년 미만 동안 한국어를 배우고있다.혼자서 한국어를 배웠어요.


Tell me informal and formal hello


안녕하세요, 저는 니 니 입 니나. 저는 한국말 잘 못해요 ,미안해요.


can someone please traslate this for me:(romanized + hangul translation)could u also break down the words in romaniztion…

“ name is mina .i live in seoul .i am 13 yrs old. my hobby is to dance,sing and listen to music.i like traveling to different places.”


annyeong haseyo? jeoneun when suaen ibnida.


안녕하세요? 저는 지젤 입니다. 처음 봅 갔습니다.


안녕하세요, 처는 코라리 입니다. 처음 뵙겠습니다.
프랑스 서 왔습니다.
열아홉 살입니다, 그리고, 영국 학생 입니다.


annyeonghaseyo joneon lily iminda! yeol set sal imnida.


아넝하세요!조는 Joeyz 임니다

marianne kaye

how to introduce marianne kaye in korean

choi boyoung

not @ how she used kpop idols for names


안녕하세요. 저는 엘이 입니다. 처음 뵙겠습니다.
영국 서 왔습니다 . 열셋 살 입니다 . 학생입니다 . 잠시동안 공부했습니다. 스스로에서 배웠습니다.


Anyeonghaseyo jeoneun Kevin imnida Cheoum Boepgessumnida pilipeen esseo wasseumnida yeol-yeodeul sal imnida


Anyeonghaseyo jeoneun Kevin-imnida choum boepgesseumnida pilipeen esseo wasseumnida yeol-yeodeul sal imnida

Mohd Firdaus Juzup

안녕하세요. 저는 히러다어서 임니다. 처음뵙겠습니다 (만나서반갑습니다).
말레이시아 서왔습니다. 서른옐아홉살입니다.
프로그램 제작자 입니다. 일주동안 공부했습니다.
온라인에서 배웠습니다.

Yoon Shin

Annyeonghaseyo Jeoneun Park Yoon Shin-imnida. Cheoeum Boepgesseumnida!!!


Annyeong-haseyo! Jeoneun Jin-imnida.



afza azlee

안녕하세요?.말레이시아서 입니다. 저는 아미라입니다. 이십살 입니다. 학생입니다. 저는 국제 비지니스 배웁니다.

am i saying this right?

Moira Sonier

Annyeong haseyo! Jeoneun Moira-imnida. Cheoeum boepgesseumnida! Migugeseo wasseumnida. Yeolilgopsal imnida. Hakseang- imnida. Duljudong-an gonbu-hasseumnida. (I dont know how to say I’ve been self taught. )

Sasha Bertolini

Annyeonghaseyo, Jeoneun Sasha imnida. Cheoeum boepgesseumnida.. yeonguk eseo wasseumnida. Yeolses sal imnida.Haeksaeng imnida.


Annyeonghaseyo! Jeoneun Nykira-imnida! 😛

claire kookie

Im here for my new book hahaha. It’s actually needed korean parts! so hard! T.T

Ella Calda

Annyeonghaseyo! Jeoneun Ella-imnida. 🙂

Jae Brooke

Annyeonghaseyo! Jeoneun Jae-imnida

Angel Mareva

Annyeonghaseyo! Jeoneun Angel-imnida.


yah aye

Frechel Jane

what’s the difference between 저는 and 나는

Zaynab Tajdin

How can we answer without knowing the question
You should put the questions in Korean wth man


안녕하세요 저는 케일라 입니다. 십다섯 사이에요. 학생입니다. 넷달 동안 공부했습니다,
홈에서 배웠습니다.

Alyssa Lightning

안녕하세요, 저는 알리사 입니다. 처음 뵙겠습니다. 미국서 왔습니다. 이십사살 입니다. 나는 영화 제작진 입니다.


I need to learn all the words so i can talk to EXO…. and understand thier songs better.

nick uglyduck

안녕하세요? 저는 니키 입니다. 처음 뵙겠습니다
저는 라오스 사람

나는 한국어를 배우고 싶습니다

친구 카카오 ID로 나를 추가 NickyXnk2112

kenshi Imnida

Annyeonghaseyo! jeoneun Piw imnida!

Lucille Barbero

annyeonghaseyo Jeoneun Lusil (Lucille) imnida

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