In today’s blog, we will learn 수고했어요. A phrase super commonly used in Korea no matter in the workplace, or to friends.
Despite 수고's literal meaning of “making a effort”, 수고했어요 often means “thank you for your hard work (today)”, or simply means thank you in a professional setting.
Instead of saying 감사합니다 which simply means thank you, 수고했어요 is more commonly used among co-workers or people that have helped you, for example a team manager would say 수고많이했다 to his team after a project has ended. Or a singer might say 수고했어요 to the studio staff after filming a music video.
You can also use 수고했어 in informal sense to your friends after they had a long day or completed something tough.
수고하다 is normally used in past tense setting 수고했어요, 수고하셨어요, 수고했다 but you can also say 수고하세요 to someone who is still working, which will mean similarly to “good luck”. “All the best”, “Thanks for working”.
Have you heard 수고했어요 in any particular setting before? Let us know in the comments below.
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