How to write a K-pop fan mail letter in Korean – Greetings, Introduction, Thanking

How to Use The Expressions

The expressions are customizable, meaning that you can create your own sentence by inserting the words you want. Those fields are presented in parenthesis so you know exactly what goes where. Simply pick, customize, and combine the expressions of your choice and you just wrote a KPOP fan letter in Korean that sounds 100% natural!

Some useful tips:

 How to address your idol

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Some of the most commonly used ones are:

> 오빠 – If you are a younger female addressing an older male idol.
Example) GD 오빠, 안녕하세요?

> 형 – If you are a younger male addressing an older male idol.
Example) Tony 형, 안녕하세요?

> 누나 – If you are a younger male addressing an older female idol.
BoA 누나, 만나서 반가워요!

> 언니 – If you are a younger female addressing an older female idol.
Example) Jenny 언니, 정말 예뻐요!

> 당신 – If you want to address someone you don’t know in a formal way. It is used on its own.

Example) 당신은 정말 멋있어요!

> ~씨 – If you want to address someone you don’t know in a formal way using the name.

Example) GD씨, 안녕하세요?

> ~야 – If you want to be extra friendly. It is used between friends of same age, to someone younger.

Example) Tony야, 안녕?

 How to choose the proper direct object particle

> If your word ends with a vowel (ㅏ/ㅑ/ㅓ/ㅕ/ㅗ/ㅛ/ㅜ/ㅠ/ㅡ/ㅣ/ㅒ/ㅖ/ㅘ/ㅙ/ㅝ/ㅞ/ㅚ/ㅟ/ㅢ), use “를”

Example) 소미 (Somi) 를, 오빠 (oppa) 를, 나 (na) 를

> If your word ends with a consonant, use “을”

*It’s not the English spelling that matters. The rule applies to how the Korean word ends. For example, while 컴퓨터 (computer) is spelled to end with a consonant in English, the Korean word ends with a vowel “ㅓ”. Hence you use “를”

Example) 빅뱅 (Big Bang) 을, 지드래곤 (G-Dragon)을, SM 타운 (SM Town) 을 How to choose the proper topic particle “는/은”

> If your word ends with a vowel, use “는”
Example) 바나나 (banana) 는, 오빠 (oppa) 는, 블랙핑크 (Black Pink) 는

*Again, while Black Pink ends with a consonant in English, it ends with a vowel
“ㅡ” in Korean. Hence you use “는”

> If your words ends with a consonant, use “은”

Example) 빅뱅 (Big Bang) 은, 지드래곤 (G-Dragon) 은, 레드벨벳 (Red Velvet) 은. How to choose the proper subject particle


> If your word ends with a vowel, use “가”
Example) GD 오빠 (GD oppa) 가, 아이유 언니 (IU unnie) 가

> If your words ends with a consonant, use “이”

Example) 빅뱅 (Big Bang) 이, 레드벨벳 (Red Velvet) 이.

 Use an online Korean dictionary to find the words you need.

Whenever you come across a customizable blank,
use any of the following to find the Korean word for it.

Google translator – translate.google.com (best for Western languages (English, Spanish, French, and etc.)

Naver translator – papago.naver.com (best for Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese, and etc.)


 Greetings & Introduction

1. ( ) 에게,
To/Dear ( ),

2. 사랑하는 ( ) 에게,
To my dearest ( ),

3. 안녕?
Hello/Hi (informal, between friends)

4. 안녕하세요?
Hello/Hi/How are you? (formal)

5. 잘 지냈어요?
How have you been?
(literal meaning : Have you been well?)

6. 어떻게 지냈어요?
How have you been?

7. 그동안 별 일 없었어요?
Anything new down your way?

8. 정말 오랜만이에요!
It really has been a long time!

9. 오랜만에 편지를 써요.
It’s been a while since I wrote to you.

10. (만나서/알게되어서) 기뻐요.
It’s a pleasure (meeting/knowing) you.

11. 처음으로 ( ) 에게 편지를 써요.
This is my first time writing a letter to you.

12. 제 이름은 ( ) 이에요.
My name is ( ).

13. 저는 ( ) 이에요.
I am (a) ( ).

Example) 학생 – student, 멕시코 사람 – Mexican, 중국 사람 – Chinese, 필리핀 사람 – Filipino 프랑스 사람 – French 영국 사람 – English (British)

14. 제 혈액형은 ( ) 이에요.
My blood type is ( ).

15. 저는 ( ) 에 살아요.
I live in ( ).

16. 한국어 잘 못해요.
My Korean isn’t very good. / My Korean is poor.

17. 한국어 공부하고 있어요.
I am studying Korean.

18. 한국어 잘 못해서 미안해요.
I am sorry my Korean isn’t good.

19. 한국어 잘 못하지만 이해해 주세요.
Please excuse my bad (poor) Korean.

20. 친구가 도와주고 있어요.
My friend is helping me out.

21. 친구도 ( ) 팬이에요.
My friend is also a fan of ( ).

22. 혼자서 한국어로 편지 쓰고 싶어요.
I want to write a letter in Korean by myself.

23. 한국어 잘하고 싶어요.
I want to be good at Korean.
24. 한국어 공부 열심히해서 ( ) 에게 제 마음을 전하고 싶어요.
I want to study Korean hard so I can express my feelings to ( ).

25. 한국어 공부는 정말 어려워요.
Studying Korean is very difficult.

26. 하지만 최선을 다할거에요.
But I will do my very best.

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27. ( ) 에게 하고 싶은 이야기가 많아요.
I have so many things to share with you/tell you.

28. 저는 ( ) 에 살아요.
I live in ( ).

29. 저는 ( ) 살 이에요.
I am ( ) years old.

30. 제 별명은 ( ) 이에요.
People call me / My nickname is ( ).

31. 저는 (엄마/아빠/강아지) 와 함께 살아요.
I live with (mom/dad/puppy).

32. 저는 ( ) 에서 태어났어요.
I was born in ( ).

33. 저는 ( ) 출신이에요.
I am from / I come from ( ).

34. 이곳은 ( ) 마을 / 도시 에요.
It is a ( ) village / city.

35. 이곳은 ( ) 로 유명해요.
It is famous for ( ).

36. 저는 ( ) 에게 편지 쓰려고 한국어를 공부해요.
I study Korean so I can write a letter to you.

37. 저는 ( )* 를(을) ( )** 동안 좋아했어요.
I have been a fan of ( )* for ( )**. / I’ve loved ( )* since ( )**.

38. 한국에 가보고 싶어요.
I want to visit Korea.

39. 우리 ( ) 때 ( ) 에서 만났어요.
We’ve met at a ( ) in/at ( ).

40. 우리는 만난적은 없어요.
We’ve never met.

41. ( ) 생각만 하면 웃음이 나와요.
Just thinking about you makes me smile.

42. ( ) 는(은) 나를 웃게 만들어요.
( ) make(s) me smile.

43. ( ) 의 노래/목소리를 들으면 눈물이 나요.
I cry when I hear/listen to ( ) song/voice.

44. ( ) 의 노래/목소리를 들으면 에너지가 생겨요.
I become full of energy when I hear/listen to
( ) song/voice.

45. ( ) 의 얼굴/video를 보면 눈물이 나요.
I cry when I see ( ) face/video.

46. ( ) 의 얼굴/video를 보면 에너지가 생겨요.
I become full of energy when I see ( ) face/video.

47. ( ) 가(이) 나와 같은 하늘 아래에 살고 있다는 사실에 기분이 너무좋아요.
The fact that ( ) and I live under the same sky (in the same world) makes me feel so happy.

48. ( ) 는(은) ( ) 를(을) 좋아해요?
Do(es) ( ) like ( )?

49. (콘서트/사인회/시사회/TV쇼/영화)**에서 ( )* 를 보았어요.
I saw ( )* at/in (concert/fan signing/movie screening/TV show/movie)**.

50. 데뷔때부터 팬이었어요.
I’ve been a fan since debut.

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51. 당신과 같은 사람은 이 세상에 없어요.
There is no one like you in the world.

52. ( ) 를(을) 본 순간부터 사랑에 빠졌어요.
I fell in love from the moment I saw ( ).

53. (오빠)* (목소리/노래)** 를(을) 들은 순간부터 사랑에 빠졌어요.
I fell in love from the moment I heard (oppa=your)* (voice/song)**.

54. ( ) 는(은) 정말 (예뻐/멋있어/잘생겼어/아름다워/사랑스러워/똑똑해/재밌어)*요.
( ) is/are so (pretty/cool/handsome/beautiful/lovely/smart/funny)*.

55. ( ) 는(은) 세상에서 가장 (예뻐/멋있어/잘생겼어/아름다워/사랑스러워/똑똑해/재밌어)요.
( ) is/are the prettiest/coolest/most handsome/most beautiful/loveliest/smartest/funniest

56. ( ) 는(은) 친절한 사람이에요.
( ) is/are a kind person.

57. ( ) 의 건강과 행복을 위해 기도해요.
I pray for your health and happiness.

58. ( ) 가(이) 아프면 나도 아파요.
When ( ) is/are sick (hurt), I feel sick (hurt) too.

59. ( ) 가(이) 슬프면 나도 슬퍼요.
When ( ) is/are sad, I feel sad too.

60. ( ) 가(이) 행복하면 나도 행복해요.
If ( ) is/are happy, I feel happy too.

61. ( ) 는(은) (노래/댄스/연기/공부/기타연주/공연)* 할때 가장 (예뻐/멋있어/잘생겼어/아름다워/사랑스러워/재밌어)**요.
( ) is/are/look the (prettiest/coolest/most handsome/most beautiful/loveliest/funniest)** when (singing/dancing/acting/studying/playing the guitar/performing)*.

62. ( ) 는(은) 저에게 큰 영감이에요.
( ) is/are a huge inspiration to me.

63. ( ) 의 콘서트에 갈거에요.
I am going to ( ) concert.

64. ( )의 콘서트에 갔었어요.
I went to ( ) concert.

65. 매일 ( ) 의 노래를 들어요.
I listen to ( ) song everyday.

66. >매일 ( ) 가 나오는 영상을 봐요.
I watch ( ) video clips everyday.

67. ( ) 의 콘서트에 가는게 제 소원이에요.
I really wish to go to ( ) concert.

68. 항상 보고싶어요.
I always miss you.

69. 항상 ( ) 생각해요.
I always think about you.

70. 자나깨나 ( ) 생각해요.
I think about ( ) 24/7

71. 가슴이 너무 뛰어요.
My heart is pounding so fast.

72. 정말 정말 행복해요.
I am really really happy.

~ Useful Words ~

73. 최근에 (recently)

74. 마지막으로 (lastly)

75. 처음으로 (for the first time)

76. 다시 한번 (one more time)

77. 진짜로 (really)

78. 솔직히 (honestly / frankly)

79. 솔직히 말해서 (frankly speaking)

80. 진심으로 (wholeheartedly)

81. 언제나 (always)

82. 매일 (everyday)


Expressing Gratitude

83. 고마워요.
Thank you.

84. 감사합니다.
I appreciate it.

85. 언제나 훌륭한 (노래/영화/드라마/music video)에 감사하고 있어요.
I am always grateful for your outstanding (song/movie/drama/music video).

86. 팬들을 생각해줘서 고마워요.
Thank you for thinking of your fans.

87. ( )없는 세상은 상상하기 싫어요.
I don’t want to imagine a world without ( ).

88. 모든 팬들이 고마워해요.
All of the fans are thankful for it.

89. ( ) 덕분에 많은것이 바뀌었어요.
Because of ( ), lots of things have changed.

90. 물론, 좋은 쪽으로요.
For the better, of course.

91. 희망을 주어서 고마워요.
Thank you for giving me a hope.

92. 여러가지로 고마워요.
Thank you for everything.

93. 덕분에 매일 행복해요.
Thanks to you, I am happy everyday.

94. 고마움으로 가득해요.
I am full of gratitude.

95. 언제나 고맙다고 말하고 싶었어요.
I’ve always wanted to say thank you.

96. 부끄러움을 좀 타지만, 고마워요.
I am a little shy to say this, but thank you.

97. 고맙다는 표현을 어떻게 해야 충분한지 모르겠어요.
I don’t know how to thank you enough.

98. 많이 고맙다는 뜻이에요.
That means I am really thankful for it.
99. 고마움에 보답할게요.
I will repay you for your kindness.

100. ( )는(은) 정말 친절한 사람이에요.
( ) is/are a really kind person.

101. ( )는(은) 정말 친절하고 상냥해요.
( ) is/are really kind and friendly.

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102. ( ) 덕분에 웃어요.
I smile because of ( ).

103. ( )는(은) 나의 기쁨이에요.
( ) is/are my pleasure.

104. 세상에 와줘서 고마워요.
Thank you for coming to this world.

105. 얼마나 고마운지 몰라요!
You don’t even know how thankful I am!

106. 진심으로 감사합니다.
I sincerely appreciate it.

107. 깊이 감사드리고 있어요.
I’m deeply grateful to you.

108. 어쨌든 정말 고마워요.
Thank you so much anyway.

109. 도와줘서 고마워요.
Thank you for helping me.

110. 기다려줘서 고마워요.
Thank you for waiting.

111. 걱정해줘서 고마워요.
Thank you for your concern.

112. 작지만 감사의 표시에요.
This is a small token of appreciation.

113. 우리는 매우 감사하고 고마워하고 있어요.
We are very appreciative end very grateful.

114. 다시 한번 ( )의 노고에 감사드려요.
Thank you again for ( ) hard work.

115. 시간 내주셔서 고마워요.
Thank you for your time.

116. 바쁘실텐데 제 편지 읽어주셔서 고마워요.
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read my letter.

117. 친절을 베풀어주셔서 깊이 감사드려요.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kindness.

118. 뭐라고 감사해야 할 지 모르겠어요.
I have no words to express my gratitude.

119. 저에게 영감을 주셔서 고마워요.
Thank you for being my inspiration.

120. 저에게 큰 힘이 되어주셔서 고마워요.
Thank you for being a great encouragement.

121. 그렇게 말해주니 고마워요,
It’s kind of you to say that.

122. 어떻게 보답해야 할까요?
How can I ever repay you?

123. 큰 힘이 되어주었어요.
You’ve been a great help.

124. ( ) 에게 고맙다고 전해주세요.
Please give my thanks to ( ).

125. 정말 행복해요.
I am really happy.

126. 행복하게 만들어줘서 고마워요.
Thank you for making me happy.

127. 매일 행복해요.
I am happy everyday.

128. 이렇게 행복했던 적은 없어요.
I’ve never been this happy.

129. 밥을 안먹어도 배가 불러요.
I feel full without eating = (I’m happy 24/7).

130. 행복이란 이런 느낌인가봐요.
This must be what happiness feels like.

131. 행복/사랑 이라는 것을 알게 해주었어요.
You taught me what happiness/love feels like.

132. 항상 고마워 하며 살게요.
I will always be thankful to you.

133. ( )에 와주셔서 고마워요!
Thanks for coming to ( )!

134. ( )에서 콘서트를 해주셔서 고마워요!
Thanks for having a concert in/at ( )!

135. 훌륭한 롤모델이 되어줘서 고마워요!
Thanks for being a great role model!

136. 언제나 웃음을 잃지 않아줘서 고마워요!
Thank you for always having a smile on your face!

137. 최고가 되어줘서 고마워요.
Thank you for being the best.

138. 이 세상에 단 하나뿐인 존재가 되어줘서 고마워요.
Thank you for being the one and only.

139. (저를/우리를)잊지 않아줘서 고마워요.
Thank you for not forgetting (me/us).

140. (저를/우리를) 특별하게 만들어 줘서 고마워요.
Thank you for making (me/us) feel special.

~ Useful Words ~

141. 항상 (always)
Example) 항상 보고싶어요. (I always miss you.)

142. ~에서 (at/in/on)
Example) 콘서트에서 (at a concert) 무대에서 (on the stage)

143. 이 세상에 (in this world)
144. ~에게 (to)
Example) 오빠에게 (to oppa)

145. ~덕분에 (thanks to)
Example) 오빠 덕분에 (thanks to oppa)

146. 웃어요 (I smile)

147. 행복해요 (I am happy)

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