한국 (South Korea)

Korean 101: Happy New Year!


Tagged: , , ,

새해 복 많이 받으세요. (sae-hae bok ma-ni ba-deu-se-yo)

행복한 새해 되세요. (haeng-bo-kan sae-hae dwe-se-yo)

A breakdown of the phrases:

새해 (sae-hae): new year
(bok): good fortune
많이 (ma-ni): a lot, many
받으세요 (ba-deu-se-yo): receive please

Literal translation: Please receive a lot of good fortune in the new year.

행복한 (haeng-bo-kan): happy
새해 (sae-hae): new year
되세요 (dwe-se-yo): become please

Literal translation: Please become a happy new year.
Or just: Happy new year!