How To Say “Good Job” In Korean

Last Updated on March 31, 2022 by 90 Day Korean
How To Say “Good Job” In Korean

In this article, we will tell you how to say “Good Job” in Korean.

Want to congratulate your Korean friend on landing that big job interview, completing a huge presentation, or passing an important exam? Or maybe you want to give praise to your friend for getting through some tough times? Then you should learn how to say “Good Job” in Korean!

How To Say “Good Job” In Korean

Here’s a free PDF resource on how to say “Good Job” in Korean that you can take with you on the go:

Apart from the vocabulary, we’ll even throw in some example sentences for all Korean occasions, and word association tips to help you remember. Let’s get to it!

“Good Job” in Korean

There are a few ways to say “good job” in Korean. The phrase in Korean that you choose to use depends on the formality of the situation and the exact meaning you wish to express.

Formal “Good Job” in Korean

1. Job well done! Great job! You’ve worked hard.

This is an especially great phrase to use after someone has completed a long day at work or finished something else difficult and time-consuming.

2.  Thank you for your effort./Thank you for your trouble.

 You can also use this when someone did not directly help you with their effort but simply completed a presentation, a job, or even just at the end of a workday or a school day.

Standard’ Good Job’ in Korean

1.  → You’ve worked hard! Great job! Good job!

2. Good job! This works especially great to congratulate someone for enduring their hardships.

3. Good job! Great work! You worked hard!  

Informal ‘Good Job’ in Korean

1.  → Good job! You worked hard!

2. Good job! You worked hard!

3. Good job! You worked hard!

4. Good job! You did good!

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This video shows How to Say “Good Job” in Korean
How to say “GOOD JOB” in Korean

A word of caution about Romanization

While you can study the words in this article simply by reading their romanized versions, it will come in handy for you to be able to read Hangeul if you ever wish to come to Korea. Hangeul is the Korean alphabet and not difficult to learn. You can learn it in just 90 minutes.

After you’ve familiarized yourself with Hangeul, life in Korea will suddenly seem so much easier, and the country won’t appear so foreign for you. So, if you’re serious about learning Korean, why not learn Hangeul today?

Associations for “Good Job” in Korean

There’s a simple trick to remember how to say “Good Job” in Korean!  

The first thing we’re going to do is break down the word 고생했어요 (gosaenghaesseoyo) with English words that are easy to remember. So, when hearing this Korean word gosaenghaesseoyo, you might also hear the English words “Go,” “Sang,” and “Hey.” For this association, let’s also make up the word “So Yo” and pretend it’s a song.

Imagine there’s a “good job” song called ‘Hey, So yo,” so when someone does a good job, you can tell them “Go sangHey, So Yo!'”. (고생했어요 | gosaenghaesseoyo). Simple, isn’t it?

Now, you can come up with your own associations to remember the word and share it with us in the comments section below.

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So there you have it! You now know how to say “Good Job” in Korean. It’s one of the Korean words that you’ll want to constantly tell your fellow Korean learners to encourage them to keep learning. Who will you say “good job” to today? Let us know in the comments below. 

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