For anyone confused, there are many ways to say "Thank You" in Korean. "고마워" is casual and should be used with people you are close to. Adding "요" to the end makes it casually polite. "감사합니다" is the most formal way of saying "Thank You" in korean, so normally you'd use this with people of higher status. There are so many more ways, here are just the most common.
is gomabda another variation of thanks? ( i got this from seventeens song 'thanks') I'm new to learning korean i just want to understand it more
고맙다 is the dictionary form. you wouldn't use 고맙다 on a daily conversation, but rather use 고마워 or 고마워요 !
konbanwa is the beginning of a sentence 今晩は... and is chinese in origin and unrelated to the native korean 고맙다. The korean equivalent korean would be 이 밤은 "this night..." Which is not a set phrase.
Konbanwa is good evening in Japanese. I thought I was mishearing at first.
*gomawo. There is no such thing in revised romanisation (used by Duo) as 'weo'
After watching so many Korean dramas, I noticed that this, "thank you" is spoken between friends - less formal.
This is not true.
감사합니다 is formal and, in fact, slightly more formal than 고맙습니다.
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Why are there so many ways to say thanks? I get really confused about which ones are formal and which ones are casual.. sigh
There are lots of examples like this, with a native Korean word for something (in this case, 고맙다) along with another that originally comes from Chinese/hanja (in this case, 감사하다).
Other than that, what's formal/informal comes down to the form of conjugation.