4 Heartwarming Ways To Say Congratulations In Korean

Original blog post: https://ling-app.com/ko/congratulations-in-korean/

Pat someone on the back or shake their hands. Celebrate with them their success by learning to say Congratulations in Korean 축하해요 (Chukahaeyo).

Suppose you know someone who is celebrating a very important event in their life like graduation, birthday, promotion, wedding day, or even having a new baby. In that case, it’s nice to congratulate them. In most situations, Koreans love to give presents ( — 선물 seonmul), but it is still essential to know how to congratulate someone using Korean words and phrases.

There are many ways to say congratulations in different languages like 恭喜!(gōng xǐ!) in Chinese, おめでとうございます! (omedetougozaimasu!) in Japanese, and Félicitations! in French. But, in this blog, you will learn how to say Congratulations in Korean in different ways. If you want to learn more, you can check Ling App for more free lessons.

How To Say Congratulations In Korean

Here are different ways to say Congratulations in Korean. Actually, Koreans have many ways to say Congratulations that are based on the politeness levels in their culture. Meaning, you have to carefully choose what word or phrase to use when talking to people because it will depend on their social hierarchy. But, before we learn these ways, let’s first learn an important Korean word which is 축하하다 (chukahada).

The Korean verb 축하하다 (chukahada), congratulate in English, came from 2 words which are 축하 (chuka), means “celebrations,” and “하다 (hada), which means “to do.” So if you combine it, you’ll get 축하하다 (chukhahada) which means ‘celebrate.’

Now that you know this, you’re completely geared up to learn more. Here’s the basic way to say Congratulations in Korean. Remember to pronounce it correctly to avoid misunderstandings.

축하합니다 (Chukahamnida) — Formal Form

You may be familiar with this phrase because Koreans use this to sing Happy Birthday to someone. So, the phrase 생일 축하합니다 Saengil Chukahamnida means “Birthday Congratulation.”

축하드립니다 (Chukadeurimnida) — More Formal

축하해요 (Chukahaeyo) — Standard Form

Koreans use the word 축하해요 (Chukahaeyo). You’ll notice that they have attached 요 (yo) to the end, which makes it sound polite. You can use this like how Seo Dal-mi’s team congratulated each other when they got accepted in Start-up.

축하해 (Chukahae) — Informal/Casual Form

Remember, when you’re learning Korean, you will only use the informal form to people really close to you. Using this for older people will make you sound rude. You wouldn’t hear locals using the informal form often because it is meant for more personal conversations.

Other Korean Words For Congratulations

잘했어. (Jalhaesseo.)

멋진 쇼! (Meosjin Syo!)

엄청난! Eomcheongnan!

당신이 한 것 중 최고입니다 (Dangsin-I han Geos Jung Choegoibnida)

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How To Answer?

고마워요 (Gomawoyo)

There are lots of answers or responses when someone congratulates you but saying “Thank you” is the most common way to do it. Of course, it also has different forms to use depending on whom you are talking to. You may want to check the blog post to learn more.

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