How NOT to Say 'You're Welcome' in Korean
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When someone says "thank you" (고맙습니다/감사합니다) in Korean, do you know how to say "you're welcome"?

Many Korean textbooks teach the expression "cheon-ma-ne-yo (천만에요)" as the proper response for "go-map-seum-ni-da" (고맙습니다) and "gam-sa-ham-ni-da" (감사합니다), both of which means "thank you," but "천만에요" is not really used very often in everyday modern Korean.

Instead, what you most commonly hear is "a-ni-e-yo" (아니에요).

Listen to a full-length audio lesson about what "천만에요" originally means (Free Download - MP3/PDF).

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