Tuesday, January 8, 2013

How to greet 'Happy New Year.' in Korean

Happy New Year, everyone!!!!! :)
2013 has started...
It is about time to make a new year's resolution and start a new beginning.

Korean people say "새해 복 많이 받으세요(Sehe bok mani badeuseyo)." when we greet each other around new year.
새해(Sehe) means New year. 새is 'new'. 해 is 'year'. 복 is 'fortune, luck, happiness'. 많이 is 'a lot'. 받으세요 means 'please receive.' So, all together, it means 'Please receive lots of fortune that new year brings.

I hope this year will be really an exciting year for you and me!

Everyone! 새해 복 많이 받으세요!



Yuna Kim (Figure skater)

SNSD (Girl's generation)

Pronunciation of 새해복 많이 받으세요.