Warm Up Your Brain
Let’s warm up your brain to memorize the Korean vocabulary better. Bring your imaginary Korean friend from your brain and say bye to him or her and see what he’d say lol.
How To Say Bye in Korean
It’s bye in a polite tone when you are the one who is leaving. 안녕히 is an adverb form of 안녕하다 which means ‘well’ or ‘peacefully. 계세요 is an honorific verb that means ‘stay’ or ‘be in some place’. So 안녕히 계세요 literally means ‘stay well’. Wait, then what can you say when you are the one who stays?
Native Koreans often don’t pronounce h sound in 히 and y sound in 계. So, it sounds like ‘안녕이 계세요 [annyung-i geseyo]’.
How To Say Bye in Korean 2
안녕히 가세요 is ‘bye’ that you can say to a person who is leaving. 가세요 means ‘go’ that uses ㅅ honorific which is more polite than a standard honorific. You can use it also when all people are leaving.
Native Koreans often don’t pronounce h sound in 히. So, it sounds like ‘안녕이 가세요 [annyung-i gaseyo]’.