As we learn Korean, one of the best ways to increase our conversational abilities is to have opportunities to speak in Korean as often as possible; starting a conversation with your neighbor by learning how to say have a nice day in Korean is a great way to do this. This warm greeting is bound to make them feel good when they hear it and will give you the practice you need.
How to Say ‘Nice Day’ in Korean
Here is how to say have a nice day in Korean: 좋은 [jo eun] which means ‘nice’ and 하루 [haru] which means ‘day’. Notice that we don’t need to use ‘have’ here.
좋은 하루 [[jo eun haru]
좋은[jo eun] is a very practical word in the Korean language and is widely used the same way as we use ‘good’ in English. For example, ‘좋은 친구’ [jo eun chingu] means ‘good friend’.
Sample Sentences Using Have a Nice Day in Korean
지수씨, 좋은하루되세요 [Jisoo she, joeun haru dwai-sayo]!
“Have a nice day, Jisoo!”
선생님, 좋은 하루되세요 [sun-sang-nim, joeun haru dwai-sayo)
“Have a nice day, teacher!”
Saying have a nice day in Korean is so simple and easy to remember as long as you practice it every day! 좋은 하루! 좋은 하루!
Have a Nice Day in Korean in the Informal Way
As you may know, there are three ways to speak in Korean: the honorific, formal and informal, depending on who you are talking to. In our Beeline lessons, we only focus on the formal and informal ways of speaking Korean, as the honorific form is not used very often in daily conversations.
An example of using the informal way of speaking, say, if an older person is speaking to Jinsoo:
지수야, 좋은하루! [jisoo-ya, joeun haru]
Now that you know how to say have a nice day in Korean, start using this Korean phrases every day with your friends, neighbors or store clerks!
Practice makes perfect, so when learning Korean, it’s important to try to speak it as much as you can! This is really crucial to your overall learning because if you don’t make the effort to start speaking in Korean, you’ll never make any progress.
Don’t worry about making mistakes, as Korean people LOVE to hear non-Koreans speak their language, no matter how many mistakes you make.
So instead of being embarrassed to speak in your new language, remember that no one will laugh at you but rather smile and show you the respect that they feel you are giving them. And since Korean people are very blunt, don’t be surprised if someone corrects your pronunciation! This will only help with your learning as you will remember the Korean word, phrase or sentence – in context – that you are trying to say.