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Test Your Basic Korean Language Skills: Greetings Edition is a focused quiz specifically designed to assess your understanding of Korean greetings. Whether it's saying hello, goodbye, or expressing well wishes, greetings are an essential part of Korean culture and communication. This quiz challenges participants through a series of questions related solely to different forms and contexts of greetings, including formal, informal, and honorific expressions. With its targeted approach, this quiz provides immediate insights into your proficiency in this vital aspect of the Korean language, making it an engaging tool for learners at any stage of their study of Korean greetings.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What does 감사합니다 [gam-sa-ham-ni-da] mean? 

    • A.

      I like you.

    • B.

      Thank you

    • C.

      Nice to meet you

    • D.

      You are very kind.

    Correct Answer
    B. Thank you
    Explanation
    감사합니다 [gam-sa-ham-ni-da] is a Korean phrase that translates to "Thank you" in English. It is a polite and formal way to express gratitude or appreciation towards someone. It is commonly used in various situations to show respect and thankfulness towards others.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following has the most similar meaning to 감사합니다 [gam-sa-ham-ni-da]?

    • A.

      그렇습니다. [geu-reo-sseum-ni-da]

    • B.

      안녕히 계세요. [an-nyeong-hi gye-se-yo]

    • C.

      저도 모르겠어요. [jeo-do mo-reu-ge-sseo-yo]

    • D.

      고맙습니다. [go-map-seum-ni-da]

    Correct Answer
    D. 고맙습니다. [go-map-seum-ni-da]
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "고맙습니다" which means "thank you" in Korean. This is the most similar in meaning to "감사합니다" which also means "thank you". The other options do not have the same meaning as "감사합니다". "그렇습니다" means "that's correct", "안녕히 계세요" means "goodbye", and "저도 모르겠어요" means "I don't know either".

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  • 3. 

    What does 내일 봐요 [nae-il bwa-yo] mean?

    • A.

      See you tomorrow

    • B.

      See you later

    • C.

      See you again

    • D.

      Take care

    Correct Answer
    A. See you tomorrow
    Explanation
    The phrase "내일 봐요" is a common Korean expression that translates to "See you tomorrow" in English. It is used when saying goodbye to someone with the intention of meeting them again the following day.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these expressions can you NOT use when you meet someone for the first time?

    • A.

      안녕하세요. [an-nyeong-ha-se-yo]

    • B.

      반갑습니다. [ban-gap-seum-ni-da]

    • C.

      오랜만이에요. [o-raen-ma-ni-e-yo]

    • D.

      처음 뵙겠습니다. [cheo-eum boep-ge-sseum-ni-da]

    Correct Answer
    C. 오랜만이에요. [o-raen-ma-ni-e-yo]
    Explanation
    The expression "오랜만이에요" means "Long time no see" and is used when you meet someone after a long time. It is not appropriate to use this expression when meeting someone for the first time because you have not seen them before. Instead, you would use greetings like "안녕하세요" (Hello), "반갑습니다" (Nice to meet you), or "처음 뵙겠습니다" (Nice to meet you for the first time).

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  • 5. 

    Many Korean people use the expression "Have you eaten?" as a greeting when it's around meal times. Which of these expressions does NOT mean "Have you eaten?"

    • A.

      식사 하셨어요? [sik-sa ha-syeo-sseo-yo?]

    • B.

      잘 지냈어요? [jal ji-nae-sseo-yo?]

    • C.

      밥 먹었어요? [bap meo-geo-sseo-yo?]

    • D.

      밥 먹었어? [bap meo-geo-sseo?]

    Correct Answer
    B. 잘 지냈어요? [jal ji-nae-sseo-yo?]
    Explanation
    The expression "잘 지냈어요?" means "How have you been?" or "How are you?" It does not directly mean "Have you eaten?" like the other expressions.

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  • 6. 

    How do you say "Good night." in formal Korean?

    • A.

      안녕히 주무세요. [an-nyeong-hi ju-mu-se-yo]

    • B.

      안녕히 가세요. [an-nyeong-hi ga-se-yo]

    • C.

      안녕히 계세요. [an-nyeong-hi gye-se-yo]

    • D.

      잘 지냈어요? [jal ji-nae-sseo-yo?]

    Correct Answer
    A. 안녕히 주무세요. [an-nyeong-hi ju-mu-se-yo]
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "안녕히 주무세요" which translates to "Have a good night's sleep." This phrase is used to bid someone farewell and wish them a restful night. It is the formal way of saying "Good night" in Korean.

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  • 7. 

    Do you know how to say "I missed you." in Korean?

    • A.

      보고 싶었어요. [bo-go si-peo-sseo-yo]

    • B.

      보고 싶어요. [bo-go si-peo-yo]

    • C.

      잘 지내세요. [jal ji-nae-se-yo]

    • D.

      전화해 주세요. [jeon-hwa-hae ju-se-yo]

    Correct Answer
    A. 보고 싶었어요. [bo-go si-peo-sseo-yo]
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "보고 싶었어요." [bo-go si-peo-sseo-yo]. This phrase translates to "I missed you" in Korean. The other options provided do not convey the same meaning. "보고 싶어요" means "I want to see you," "잘 지내세요" means "How have you been?" and "전화해 주세요" means "Please call me."

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  • 8. 

    "Long time no see." in Korean is 오랜만이에요 [o-raen-ma-ni-e-yo.]. Which part means "long time"?

    • A.

      오래 [o-rae]

    • B.

      만 [man]

    • C.

      이에요 [i-e-yo]

    • D.

      요 [yo]

    Correct Answer
    A. 오래 [o-rae]
    Explanation
    The word "오래" in Korean means "long time".

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  • 9. 

    Which is the most natural answer for "잘 지냈어요? [jal ji-nae-sseo-yo?]"?

    • A.

      아니요, 괜찮아요. [a-ni-yo, gwaen-cha-na-yo]

    • B.

      네, 잘 지냈어요. [ne, jal ji-nae-sseo-yo]

    • C.

      네, 밥 먹었어요. [ne, bap meo-geo-sseo-yo]

    • D.

      아, 감사합니다. [a, gam-sa-ham-ni-da]

    Correct Answer
    B. 네, 잘 지냈어요. [ne, jal ji-nae-sseo-yo]
    Explanation
    The most natural answer for "잘 지냈어요?" is "네, 잘 지냈어요." This is because the question is asking how someone has been doing, and the answer acknowledges that they have been doing well. It is a polite and appropriate response to the question.

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  • 10. 

    Which is the most natural answer for "감사합니다 [gam-sa-ham-ni-da]"?

    • A.

      아니에요. [a-ni-e-yo]

    • B.

      그래요? [geu-rae-yo?]

    • C.

      반갑습니다. [ban-gap-seum-ni-da]

    • D.

      어서오세요. [eo-seo-o-se-yo]

    Correct Answer
    A. 아니에요. [a-ni-e-yo]
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