Expression of the Week

대철: 키 많이 컸네.
You got a lot taller.
민희: 네?
What?
대철: 헤어스타일도 많이 바뀌었고. 난 그때 스타일이 더 좋은데.
Your hairstyle changed a lot, too. I liked your old style better.
민희: 혹시?
Are you…?
대철: 반갑습니다.
Nice to meet you.

반갑습니다. (Nice to meet you.)

반갑습니다 – (adj.) a greeting meaning nice to meet you

Casual – 반가워/반갑다
Polite – 반갑습니다

>> [만나서 반갑습니다] or “Nice/glad to meet you” is more formal and is used when meeting someone for the first time.

>>>>A similar expression would be [처음 뵙겠습니다] which is another greeting used when meeting someone for the first time and literally translates into “I’m meeting you for the first time.”

>> [반갑다] is more casual and will usually express happiness and joy when meeting someone that one already knows and has missed