In this lesson, you will learn how to say yes and no in Korean. These basic Korean words will help you to answer simple questions in Korean. The Korean words in this lesson are written in both Hangul and English. If you’ve not yet learned how to read the Korean alphabet, check out our complete Korean alphabet guide to help you learn how to read in Korean. So, how do you say yes and no in Korean? Here are most common ways to say yes and no in Korean:
Yes In Korean
“Yes” In Korean
The polite way to say yes in Korean is 네
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No In Korean
“No” In Korean
The polite way to say no in Korean is 아니요
Yes and No In Korean – Example Sentences
A: 김치 좋아해요?
A: 김치 좋아해요?
Yes And No With Negative Questions
An important thing to learn about using yes and no in Korean is that the way it is used with negative questions is different from how we use yes and no in English. In English if someone asks you a negative question such as “You don’t like kimchi?” and you answer “No.” it means that you do not like kimchi. However, in Korean, if someone asks the same question “김치 안 좋아해요?” and you answer no (아니요) it means that you do like kimchi.This is because in Korean, yes (네) and no (아니요) express your agreement or disagreement with what someone is saying. So in the above example, when asked 김치 안 좋아해요? (You don’t like kimchi?) by answering 아니요 (no) it means ‘No, I disagree. I do like kimchi.’
A: 밥 안 좋아해요?
More Ways To Say Yes and No In Korean
The most common ways to say yes and no in Korean are 네